Albers Shawl by Amy Christoffers

Albers Shawl

April 2018
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using 1 strand each of A and B held together
US 6 - 4.0 mm
962 yards (880 m)
Knitted measurements 16" x 60" (40.5 x 152.5 cm)
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Inspired by the work of Bauhaus textile artist Anni Albers, Amy Christoffers plays with the transmission of light in this shawl. The background colors—worked in crisp linen—are consistent throughout the design, and the “windows” of color—worked in a tweedy silk, merino, cashmere blend—are made by simply adding another strand and knitting it together with the background color. It’s like intarsia without worrying about gaps at color change junctions. It’s a simple and liberating way to play with color and see one color “through” another.

— Reed by Shibui Knits [50 g skeins, each approx 246 yds (225 m), 100% linen]
— Pebble by Shibui Knits [25 gram skeins, each approx 224 yds (205 m), 48% recycled silk/ 36% fine merino/16% cashmere]
— Shore Colorway:
A: Reed in Fog, 1 skein
B: Pebble in Shore, 1 skein
C: Reed in Caffeine, 1 skein
D: Reed in Ash, 1 skein
— Size US 6 (4 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge


The knitted measurements and gauge stated on page 34 are incorrect. The correct measurements and gauge are:

13” x 56” (33 x 142 cm)

24 1/2 sts and 33 1/2 rows = 4” (10 cm) over St st using 1 strand each of A and B held together