Lapidary by Brittany Wilson


December 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with smaller needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
Customizable- sample has a 57" wingspan and 15" depth
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The Frolic Shawl Collection contains 3 patterns designed using Sunrise Fiber Co’s Frolic Sport. Gambol and Yosemite were also written in single color fingering weight versions.

Lapidary is featured in the December 2014 Indie KnitCrate!

Errata: CO using smaller needles, needles used to work gauge swatch. Switch to larger needles when indicated in the pattern (Border Instructions).

Lapidary involves the engraving, cutting, or polishing of stones or gems and the slipped stitch and elongated stitches of this pattern remind me of the faceting of gemstones. The pattern is created with stripes, slipped stitches, and elongated stitches through droppings stitches- the whole concept also known as mosaic knitting. For an extra polished finish a border is picked up around the body of the shawl and picot bind off is worked.

GAUGE on smaller needles. Gauge is not crucial, measurements taken after blocking.
28 sts/40 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
18 sts/ 34 rows = 4” in pattern stitch

SIZING- work to desired size or:
Height at deepest point: 15”
Wingspan: 57”

Skills needed:

  • slipped stitches

  • elongated stitches created with double and triple wrapped stitches, with the extra wraps dropped to create elongated stitches.