Confundo by Barbara Benson


October 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in Texture Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
600 yards (549 m)
21" X 55" (53 X 140 cm) 80" (203 cm) along neckline
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We are planning a KAL for this shawl to start December 1st! Come join us in the Barbara Benson Designs Ravelry Group.

Designed to work with Miss Bab’s new Yowza Mini Trios this shawl features fun and easy colorwork in three colors.

Cast on a few stitches and work in a soothing texture pattern for a while and then move on to simple slipped stitch mosaic style colorwork with a poppy contrasting color. With mosaic colorwork you are knitting stripes and slipping stitches, never working with more than one yarn on a row. It feels almost like cheating!

Once you’ve worked your way through your first base color you continue with your POP color and switch to a lighter shade of your base to create a 2 color gradient effect running behind the colorwork. The finish is more soothing texture in the lighter color. With some stripes, a few slipped stitches, and easy texture you create something that makes you look like you can work magic!

I felt that the colorwork in this almost created an optical illusion so I decided to use the Harry Potter Confundus Charm to name the pattern!

The Trio that I used for the sample is Topaz/Rainforest/Carnelian.

Stitches used: k, kfb, p, slip, ssk. YO

If you would like to learn more about the shawl and see it in action check out the Pattern Tour video on my YouTube Channel Watch Barbara Knit.