Cabaret Shawl by Heike Gittins

Cabaret Shawl

Knitting
October 2020
Frauen Berlins by Wool the World
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1203 yards (1100 m)
Finished Measurements: W 210 x D73 cm
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This pattern is available for £5.50.

Cabaret was inspired by the Musical and Film of the same title set in the city of Berlin in 1931. This was a time when political unrest racked the country, the economy had been destroyed, and millions of unemployed roamed the streets. Enter into this chaos an American cabaret dancer, working at the downtown “Kit-Kat club” where anything goes on the stage. Into this young dancer’s life come several characters such as a rich German politician, a young Jewish man struggling with his identity, an Englishman teacher from London, and of course the all-knowing, all-seeing Master of Ceremonies.
The main design features of the shawl are the various slip stitch patterns that adorn the shawl, I-cord edging, stripes and much more. The upper body of the shawl is worked from side to side and then stitches are picked up at the lower edge. The lower shawl body is then worked downwards with further shaping achieved by increasing at sides and centre of shawl.

The shawl comes alive through the use of the beautiful Pegasus Yarn. This yarn, exclusively dyed for Wool the World and named after famous women of Berlin, has fabulous drape, is super soft and is available in an array of stunning colours.