Bent Op Art Shawl by Lavish Craft

Bent Op Art Shawl

June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Blocked Bent Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
One Size - Easily Adjustable
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Bent, an Op Art Shawl

Bent features high contrast color striping and crossed slip stitches which create an illusion of depth and movement = Op (optical) Art patterning.

Stitch pattern also works well with gradients or variegates paired with high contrasts solids.

Beginner Skill Level: Knit, Purl, Slip Sts, Crossed Sts (2 st crossings, with or without Cable Needle)

Written and Charted Pattern using American English Terms and Abbreviations - Imperial and Metric measurement provided.


2} 400 yd (366 m) per 100 g balls
Sock yarn in contrasting colors
US 6 (4 mm) Needles
~ Or size that gets gauge
2 Stitch Markers
Row Counter
Cable Needle ~ Optional


17 x 77” (43 x 195.5 cm)


22 sts x 29 r = 4” (10 cm)
Blocked Bent Pattern

Notes and Tips

Colors switch each RS row. Only 1 color at a time is worked.

Blocking required for best results.

All slip ‘floats’ are on WS.