Contrast by Stefanie Schuster


May 2016
Lace ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stich
US 4 - 3.5 mm
437 - 492 yards (400 - 450 m)
One size, length adaptable
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Contrast in color, pattern and construction that becomes very beautiful and put together viewed as a whole from a little bit of distance. And isn’t that how life is sometimes? You feel stuck and can‘t see a way, but if you manage to step back just a little bit or take a break, then you can see it all coming together. The courage to do so and the relief to be able have found a way to open your mind is reflected in this beautiful design.

Contrast is a scarf-like stole kept simple and elegant with stockinette, reverse stockinette and eyelet lace sections. Knitted in the bias, the two sections of Contrast‘s classic pattern are alternated throughout, framed by a garter border.
Choose the prettiest contrasting colored lace yarns you can find or you can take a little bit edginess off by choosing two colors in harmony. Feel free to experiment!

Lace weight yarn in 2 colors.
Approx. 400-450m / 440-490y each

Sample is made in Drops Lace
Main color: 0501 light grey
Contrasting color: 6410 turquoise

Gauge is not crucial, but will affect size and yarn needed.

Finished size:
50 x 180 cm / 20 x 72 inches
Length is adaptable by knitting more or less repeats of sections 1 and 2.

The pattern includes both fully written instructions and charts for the lace sections.

There is also a new kind of instruction included to improve your knitting experience!
The schematic instructions allow you to see instantly how the design is constructed and to start knitting without reading several pages first.
A schematic drawing of the shawl is provided, accompanied by shortened instructions, that still contain all the information you need to successfully knit your project.

This design has been testknitted and is part of the Emotions Shawl Collection. The collection is also available as an eBook on a discount. You can view the Lookbook here.