Zen Garden Shawl by Michael Harrigan

Zen Garden Shawl

Knitting
July 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
800 - 820 yards (732 - 750 m)
52x27" / 132x69.5cm
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Zen Garden is a sophisticated, asymmetrically shaped wrap in reverse stockinette stitch with a zigzag lace panel and a twisted knit stitch column in a contrasting color.

The inspiration for this accessory comes from traditional Japanese Zen gardens I’ve been fortunate enough to visit over the years. There is typically a carefully raked sand or gravel bed, resembling ripples on water, against which a few elements are carefully arranged.

In this shawl, the raked background is created with reverse stockinette stitch, and there are two elements added: a lace knit panel of geometric design and a twisted knit stitch column in a contrasting color.

I used Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns YUMMY 2-PLY Fingering yarn for this accessory: 2 full skeins Bokhara and 1 small skein of Dark Aquarius.

Many thanks to Miss Babs for the yarn support!