Project Rothko by Ann Weaver
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Project Rothko

August 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1600 yards (1463 m)
Approximately 80 inches long by 12 inches wide, easily customizable
This pattern is available from for $5.00.

Inspired by the colors and translucent hues of a Rothko painting, this simple shawl is knit entirely in Garter stitch, with slightly ruffled edges to imitate the imprecise edges of Rothko’s canvases.

Choose your favorite colors or match the colors from one of your favorite works of art. This is the perfect project for using a color wheel: Mark the colors on the color wheel you’d like to use and shop for yarns in those colors. You can purchase a simple color wheel at any art supply store or online here: