Meandros by Christopher Salas


no longer available from 1 source show
June 2015
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
500 - 560 yards (457 - 512 m)
Small and Medium available.
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Meandros is a uniquely constructed shawlette/bandana cowl knit in three colors, all while enjoying garter stitch. A striped triangle is formed with selvedge edging that is picked up to form the structure of a normal top down triangle shawl. An I-cord forms along the edge of the shawl, and toward the end, slip stitches and stripes create an image evoking the Greek Keys for a decorative edging. A final I-cord bind off finishes the piece. The result is a complex looking accessory, but a guaranteed simple and even quick knit.

Materials: (These are for samples shown.)
Canopy from The Fibre Company
• Color A: Dolphin (200 yds)
• Color B: Sarsaparilla (200 yds)
• Color C: Coqui (75-100 yds)
US 3 47” circular needles
5 stitch markers
Tapestry Needle

Tosh DK from Madelinetosh
• Color A: Grasshopper (225 yds)
• Color B: Laurel (225 yds)
• Color C: Silver Fox (100-110 yds)
US 6 47” circular needles
5 stitch markers
Tapestry Needle

Width: 52”
Height (From tip to neck): 19”
Gauge: About 26 garter ridges and 22 sts = 4” in garter stitch.

Width: 55”
Height (From tip to neck): 23”
Gauge: About 24 garter ridges and 18 sts = 4” in garter stitch.

NOTES ABOUT THE PATTERN/SAMPLES: This shawl was designed to fit three skeins of yarn that are anywhere between 200-225 yards, so three skeins of anything between fingering and DK weight yarn. You should have enough of colors A and C, but color B will be cutting it very close to the end, so checking your gauge is important. If you do run low of yarn, I included minor notes at the last section. The fingering weight version follows the specific pattern. In the DK sample in the photos, I used color B for the I cord bind off in section one (I don’t recommend this, because I was extremely close to my last inches of yarn). Additionally, I voluntarily omitted the last 4 rows of the pattern and went to the bind off in color C because I thought that colors A and B would look better together at the end.