Optimist by Lisa Hannes


October 2016
Light Fingering ?
23 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in mosaic pattern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
length: 217cm/85.4“, depth: 51cm/20“
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Optimist is a large & cosy triangular shawl worked in three colours.
It is a fun knit that combines lovely graphic mosaic knitting and mesh lace bands in an eyecatching item.

The mosaic motif is an easy to knit stitch pattern that uses slip stitches and only one colour per row but creates a fascinating result.

Worked as a sideways bias-knit triangle with a centred bottom tip makes it an enjoyable knit and easy to wear item.

The pattern contains both fully written out as well as charted instructions.

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

-sideways bias-knit triangle with centred bottom tip
-length along top edge: approx. 217cm/85.4“
-depth: approx. 51cm/20“

Designed for fingering weight yarn in 3 contrasting colours. Allow approx. 265yds/240m of each colour (total of approx. 800yds/720m) to get the size of the sample.
Yarn used for sample:
Malabrigo Yarn Sock (fingering weight, 100g=440yds/402m), 1 skein each in colourways Cote D’Azure (C1), Natural (C2) and Light of Love (CC), approx. 60g used of each colour (=265yds/240m per colour)

-not critical for this shawl but differences will affect yardage requirements and the finished size
-needles used for sample: 4 mm / US 6
-gauge on sample: 23 sts x 42 rows = 10x10cm/4x4“ in mosaic pattern stitch

Many thanks to my awesome testers for their invaluable help and feedback! See all their beautiful knits here.
knittingfiona, milosofathens, Lennja, Agnetha5, gabryxxx8, AtPlayWithFiber, KittyGrandMa, smallfanfan, Wollilli

If you like this pattern you may also like my other mosaic patterns:
Walk In The Woods

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