Reticulation by Josh Ryks-Robinsky


April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
695 yards (636 m)
One Size
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Reticulation is a triangular lace shawl of geometric beauty. The simplicity of lines intersecting and play of texture and lace makes this shawl a stunning, geometric lace far from the sacred halls of floral and leaf motifs.

I designed this shawl one afternoon by just sketching diamonds and filling the space around it with lines and patterns in a mosaic of geometric shapes and added in the element of texture and lace. The result? A lace that is far from the overused floral and leaf elements that are traditional in lace knitting. I love this shawl for the masculinity of the lace as well as the gorgeous short row border that allows for color contrast and lengthening of the top edge without taking away from the lace itself.

This is one of my favorite lace shawls that I have done and the geometric lace, texture, and a simple short-row border make this a quick, fun, and interesting knit!

Size: 68 inches along the top edge X 21 inches along the center line. This is the size of the blocked sample and as such, due to blocking differences, gauge differences, and knitter’s preferences, your shawl may be a different size.

Recommended yarn: 2 colors of fingering weight yarn in solid, tonal, or lightly variegated colors. Sample uses Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper base (75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon; 463 yds/423m) in Envy A and Shadows in the Trees B

Yardage: Color A: 460 yds/ 421 m; Color B: 235 yds/ 215 m

Needles: 32” US size 5 / 3.75 mm circular needles

Gauge: 6 sts to the inch in garter stitch on US size 5 / 3.75 mm needles

Notions: 2 Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors