Tesserae Shawl by Holli Yeoh

Tesserae Shawl

October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1422 - 1493 yards (1300 - 1365 m)
One size: Length: 10.5 ft / 3.23 m and Width: 2 ft / 0.61 m
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We wanted a shawl that works on all body shapes—one with colourful geometric patterning and plenty of length. Holli delivered. You can pass Tesserae Shawl around your shoulders twice or more and still tie it. Its unique shape, the merino- cashmere combo of hand-dyed Eden, and the mosaic patterning create a stand-out shawl for any season. And the squishy,soft garter stitch molds itself around your shoulders. You won’t want to take it off. Ever.

The knitting pattern includes both charts and written instructions, multiple images, schematic with measurements, a construction overview, and modification notes.

Finished Measurements
Length: 127 ins / 323 cm
Width: 24 ins / 61 cm
To make a smaller shawl see Modifications section.

Light worsted weight yarn; 1000 m / 1095 yd MC; 430 m / 470 yd CC.

Shown in River City Yarns Eden (81% Merino / 9% Cashmere / 10% Nylon; 195 m / 213 yds per 115 g skein) in Jewel and Silver.
For approx. yarn requirements for smaller sizes see Modifications section.

Want to try an Adam & Eve version? One of our knitterly friends worked a smaller scale version in River City Yarns Adam & Eve:
MC: 2.2 skeins in Relic (750m)
CC: 1 skein in Silver (250m)
She also used a 3.75mm knitting needle

Substitution Notes
The original yarn is a worsted weight merino/cashmere/nylon blend that knits up at 5 sts per inch (2.5 cm) using a 3.75-4.5 mm (US 5-7) needle. Choose a worsted weight yarn in a fibre blend that you enjoy knitting with and wearing. A fingering weight yarn with a smaller needle will also work, creating a slightly smaller shawl.

Increases/decreases, garter stitch, mosaic knitting (slipped stitches).

Helpful Links
Centred Double Decrease video tutorial