Afternoon in Lisbon by Lisa Hannes

Afternoon in Lisbon

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
840 - 1596 yards (768 - 1459 m)
Large: 208 cm / 82“ long x 55 cm / 21.75“ wide (Medium and small, see below)
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This large & cosy rectangular wrap features an intriguing interplay of two colours worked in garter stripes and an eye-catching beautiful mosaic motif.

Have you ever been to Lisbon? When you walk through this fascinating city, you’ll see beautiful tiles everywhere decorating the houses and walls, and pavements with graphic mosaic motifs on the sidewalks and many public places. I tried to capture some of its charm that I experienced when visiting about three years ago in this shawl design.

Mosaic knitting is an easy colourwork technique that uses slipped stitches and only one color at a time, which makes for fun knitting and striking results.

Different alternating sections with three mosaic parts make this pattern a fun and engaging knit, resulting in a cosy item to highlight your daily wardrobe.

The pattern comes with fully written and charted instructions so you can choose which you prefer to work from.

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

I have also designed a matching sweater/top pattern with this beautiful mosaic motif! You can find it here: Afternoon in Lisbon (Top)

Large, size of original sample:
length along top edge: 208 cm / 82“, adjustable
width: 55 cm / 21.75“
Variations included in the pattern:
Medium: width approx. 40 cm, length adjustable
Small: width approx. 26 cm, length adjustable

Designed for fingering weight yarn in two contrasting colours. Allow approx. 730 m / 798 yds per colour to get the size of the sample. The pattern is easily adjustable for other yarn weights and/or yardages (please see requirements for the smaller variations below).
Yarn used for sample:
Malabrigo Mechita (fingering weight, 100g = 384 m / 420 yds), 1.9 skeins each in colourways Pearl and Teal Feather
Yardage requirements for the smaller variations, if knit to approx. the same length:
Medium: approx. 1.5 skeins of each colour (approx. 576 m / 630 yds each)
Small: Approx. 1 skein of each colour (approx. 384 m / 420 yds each)

Not critical for this project but differences will affect yardage requirements and the finished size.
Gauge on sample: 22 sts x 36 rows = 10x10 cm / 4x4“ in garter stitch after light blocking
Needles used for sample: 3.5 mm / US 4

This pattern has been professionally tech-edited and well testknitted. Please check out all the amazing versions and variations from my testers here. Thanks so much to my wonderful helpers!

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If you are interested in a Danish translation of this pattern and beautiful yarn kits, you can find them at Strik med Henni Shop.