Piet on Point by Nancy Whitman

Piet on Point

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October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1194 yards (1092 m)
one size
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Piet on Point was inspired by the work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. By rotating his work so it sat on point, it fit well with a triangular shawl shape. Piet on Point is worked modularly, in three panels, which are joined with a three-needle purl bind off. Broad borders frame the interior just like a picture frame on a painting. The shawl is worked in garter stitch making it squishy and cosy!

Yardage information is given by color and by individual shape. This allows you to easily reconfigure the number of colors and their placement so you can create your own work of art.

Blocked Measurements
• Neck edge width: approximately 60”/152.4cm
• Center depth: approximately 27¼“/69cm

24 stitches = 4”/10cm in garter stitch before and 23½ stitches = 4”/10cm after blocking.

• Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, 100% superwash merino, 420 yards per skein, 1 skein each Antler (C1), Robin Red Breast (C2), Silver Fox (C3), Winter Wheat (C4), Lapis (C5) and Onyx (BC). Approximate yardage used by color is 160 yards C1, 65 yards C2, 125 yards C3, 189 yards C4, 226 yards C5 and 429 yards BC. Approximate yardage use by shape is 65 yards each Rectangles 1 and 2, 125 yards Rectangle 3, 42 yards Triangle 4, 146 yards Trapezoid 5, 95 yards Trapezoid 6, 129 yards Rectangle 7, 80 yards Trapezoid 8 and 18 yards Triangle 9.
• 2 US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles at 40”/100cm long.
• 1 US size 5/3.75 straight needle for 3-needle bind off.
• 4 large stitch holders
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

Yardage Note: The shawl pictured was knit with one skein of border color using exactly 390 yards of a 420 yard skein. The materials list reflects a 10% buffer added to all yardage amounts and so it appears you would need a second skein to have 429 yards. If you knit Piet on Point exactly to gauge, you should be able to do it with one skein of tosh merino light. Test knitters were able to do it with 390-410 yards, but that is cutting it close. For peace of mind, you may prefer to have the full 429 yards.