The Prism Effect by Paola Albergamo

The Prism Effect

April 2018
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1022 yards (935 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

The Prism Effect is a warm and fun shawl featuring colorful triangles on a dark background with a play of colors that reminds me of light refraction through a prism.

The shawl has a triangular shape obtained with a “twicely sideways” construction

It is worked in consecutive vertical strips made of short row triangles joined as-you-go with no seams. Sounds difficult? Really, it isn’t.

If you have worked short rows before, the only tricky part can be found in picking up sts to work the following strip (but this is done picking up one st in each selvedge, so it’s really simple!).

Choose a neutral or a black(-ish) tone for the background and the most colorful sock yarn you have in your stash and start playing with this fun puzzle!