Confundo by Barbara Benson


October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
in Texture Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
600 yards (549 m)
21" X 55" (53 X 140 cm) 80" (203 cm) along neckline
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Designed to work with Miss Bab’s new Yowza Mini Trios this shawl features fun and easy colorwork in three colors.

Cast on a few stitches and work in a soothing texture pattern for a while and then move on to simple slipped stitch mosaic style colorwork with a poppy contrasting color. With mosaic colorwork you are knitting stripes and slipping stitches, never working with more than one yarn on a row. It feels almost like cheating!

Once you’ve worked your way through your first base color you continue with your POP color and switch to a lighter shade of your base to create a 2 color gradient effect running behind the colorwork. The finish is more soothing texture in the lighter color. With some stripes, a few slipped stitches, and easy texture you create something that makes you look like you can work magic!

I felt that the colorwork in this almost created an optical illusion so I decided to use the Harry Potter Confundus Charm to name the pattern!

The Trio that I used for the sample is Topaz/Rainforest/Carnelian.

You can work the pattern entirely from written or with supporting charts.
Stitches used: k, kfb, p, slip, ssk. YO

If you would like to learn more about the shawl and see it in action check out the Pattern Tour video on my YouTube Channel Watch Barbara Knit.