In Tilted Texture, simple textures come together to create an elegant and reversible shawl, perfectly adapted to advanced beginners! Weissman has a wonderful eye for textures, and ease of creation is forefront in her work. This piece begins with just two stitches and gradually grows into a right triangle. As you knit, you encounter one textured stitch pattern after another. The variety keeps the project interesting, and the stitch patterns are simple, perfect for social or travel knitting. When Tilted Texture is worn, its lines are tilted on the diagonal, creating a lovely, eye-catching effect (which makes it look more complicated than it really is).
The designer recommends either solid or semi-solid colors for this project to enhance the pattern. Weissman also states that this pattern can be made in Fingering up to DK weight yarn; just remember that the shawl will grow larger (and require extra yardage and bigger needles) on thicker yarn. Written instructions are provided as well as 2 charts.
Kit includes pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Sno by Woolfolk (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino® Wool; 50g/223yds): 3 Skeins. Shown in Color 01/02.
ALTERNATE FINGERING YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 2 Skeins. Use Pearl or Azules to match photos. Sock is kettle-dyed in small batches to create beautiful variegated yarn. Washable Merino Wool.
ALTERNATE FINGERING YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Machine Washable Certified Organic Merino Wool; 100g/394 yds): 2 skeins. Use Silver Maple or Blue Heron to match samples. O-Wool is milled and dyed in the United States using environmentally friendly dyes and the GOTS compound for machine washable wool without harsh superwash treatments. The super soft merino wool feels natural, pliable, and luxurious.
ALTERNATE SPORT/DK YARN: Arroyo by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/335 yds): 2 skeins. Arroyo is a sport/light DK weight yarn that is kettle-dyed in small batches to create beautiful variegations. Washable Merino Wool.
ALTERNATE SPORT YARN: O-Wash Sport by O-Wool (100% Machine Washable Certified Organic Merino Wool; 100g/304 yds): 3 skeins. Use Silver Maple or Blue Heron to match images. O-Wool is milled and dyed in the United States using environmentally friendly dyes and the GOTS compound for machine washable wool without harsh superwash treatments. The super soft merino wool feels natural, pliable, and luxurious.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 62" wide x 26" long in Fingering Weight. Thicker wheights on bigger needles will yield a larger shawl.
YARDAGE: 640 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
NEEDLES: Size US 5 / 3.75mm & US 6 / 4.0mm 24" or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 3 stitch markers, 1 tapestry needle, pins for blocking/shaping the finished piece
GAUGE: 23 sts x 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
Images courtesy of Jennifer Weissman