Pothos Shawl by Sonja Bargielowska

Pothos Shawl

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
547 - 930 yards (500 - 850 m)
One Size
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This playful shawl plays with garter stitch stripes in an effective, yet simple way. Pothos experiments with two row striped garter, on what would traditionally be the reverse side of the fabric (which I think looks just as beautiful as the front) creating a unique striping effect, with just a few purl stitches.

The edge is finished with a touch of lace detail, balanced by a picot chain cast off.

Wingspan: 228 cm / 90 inches
Depth: 46 cm / 18 inches

Pothos is knitted from the centre out, so it is easy to increase or decrease the size by either adding or omitting repeats of the main body – please bear in mind that doing so will alter your yarn requirements.

YARN REQUIREMENTS - Blue & Green Shawl
Exmoor Zwartbles – Hand Dyed by RiverKnits, 4-ply (60% Zwartbles, 40% Exmoor Blueface; 400 metres per 100g)
MC: Blue Tit; 4 skeins

Harvest Hues, 4-ply (65% organically farmed Falklands Merino, 35% Zwartbles; 400 metres per 100g)
CC: Blue Spruce; 1 skein


John Arbon Textiles Devonia, 4-ply (50% Exmoor Blueface, 30% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Wensleydale; 388 metres per 100g)
CC: Snow Ash; 1 skein

John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Zwartbles, 4-ply (60% Zwartbles, 40% Exmoor Blueface; 400 metres per 100g)
MC: Mid; 2 skeins

Note: I have used two different bases for a fun textural difference, but Pothos would also work well in two shades of the same yarn.

17 sts x 38 rows = 10 cm / 4 inch square measured over Garter Stitch

Always use a needle size that results in the correct gauge after blocking

4 mm (US 6 / UK 8) circular knitting needles suitable for working a large number of stitches

5 stitch markers (including 1 unique marker)
Darning needle to sew in ends

increasing and simple lace

I designed this shawl to be reversible, by playing with Garter Stitch on what are traditionally the right and wrong sides of the fabric. As there is no right or wrong side, this pattern refers instead to Side A (SA) and Side B (SB).