Back to Stripes by La Cave à Laine

Back to Stripes

December 2018
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
567 - 568 yards (518 - 519 m)
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Fibonacci stripes are one of my obsessions. My first pattern is a hat which incorporates the Fibonacci sequence, and I went on with a matching cowl and now this shawl.

Fibonacci was an Italian mathematician from the Middle Ages, considered one of the most talented of his era. He introduced the number sequence (used in this cowl) from India to Europe.

“Back to Stripes” is the most simple and entertaining shawl you will ever knit.


  • Professionally Tech Edited
  • Designed to make the most of your yarn: you will end up with only a few meters left for each colour
  • Clear written instructions
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Row by row stitch count

Approx 100 g, 520 m / 568 yd any fingering-weight yarn, 50 g of each colour
Sample is knit in:
Concept by Katia, Silky Lace, 80% Merino, 20% Silk, MC: color 150, CC: color 161

Other Materials
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Blocking pins

4 mm (US size 6), 50 cm / 20” circular needles, or size to obtain correct gauge

22 sts and 28 rows over 10cm / 4” in garter stitch, wet blocked.
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but it will determine yarn required and final measurements

Skill Needed
Cast on, knitting, basic increases and decreases

Finished measurements
Wingspan, 155 cm / 61”
Depth 82 cm / 36”