Read Between the Lines by Tammy Canavan-Soldaat

Read Between the Lines

July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
2078 - 2187 yards (1900 - 2000 m)
150 x 180cm (59 x 71in)
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This striking modern shawl is made using the illusion knitting technique. The combination of color and stitches creates a unique look to the shawl depending on which angle you view it from. There’s also a crochet version available called ‘Crochet between the lines’.

The Read between the lines shawl by Tammy Canavan-Soldaat is one of many designs published by Scheepjes yarns in their ‘YARN - The After Party’ booklets released with a new design every 2 weeks. The After Party pattern is available in Dutch, English (Both UK and US), Swedish, Icelandic and German. The pattern is also available in print form from Scheepjes Stockists (Dutch & English).

MAL (Make-A-Long)
Tammy will run a MAL of the Crochet between the Lines and Read between the lines shawls in the Scheepjes Facebook groups. Starting January 31st 2018, knitters and crocheters from all over the world will work together on these beautiful shawls! If you want to join, get your copy of the pattern, grab your two skeins of Scheepjes Whirl and enter the Scheepjes Facebook groups here:

International group
Dutch (NL) group

Missed the start of the MAL? You’re always welcome to join in later and share your progress in the Facebook groups.

Finished Shawl size
Width (length of final row): 125cm (50in)
Length (Long straight edge): 180cm (71in)

Yarn Requirements
Scheepjes Whirl (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 215g/1000m)

’After Party’ colourway:

  • Slice O’Cherry Pie (753) x 1 cake
  • Green Tea Tipple (754) x 1 cake

’The Knitter’ colourway:

  • Jumpin’ Jelly (759) x 1 cake
  • Cotton Candy Man (760) x 1 cake

This pattern is suitable for beginners.
Dit patroon is beschikbaar in het Nederlands bij aankoop.

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There is an error in the finishing rows section of the pattern in ‘The Knitter’ magazine. On even numbered rows, rather than ‘P to end’ it should state ‘K to end’, creating a garter stitch edge rather than stockinette as the pattern suggests.