Schiaparelli's Shawl by Toby Roxane Barna

Schiaparelli's Shawl

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter st patt on smaller needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
840 yards (768 m)
64″ wide and 19″ tall
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Speckles meet tonal colors and garter stripes meet mesh lace in this eye-catching shawl. Elsa Schiaparelli would have appreciated this piece’s bold asymmetry and striking combinations.

DESIGNER Toby Roxane Barna


FINISHED SIZE 64″ wide and 19″ tall.

YARN Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash Merino wool; 420 yd): well water (blue; A) and birch gray (B), 1 skein each.

NEEDLES Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm):
 32″ circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers; tapestry needle.

GAUGE 22 sts and 42 rows = 4″ in garter st patt on smaller needles.

NOTES This shawl body is worked back and forth in rows from the lower left edge to the upper right corner. The border is then picked up and knit. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.