Garlands Around Me by Lisa Hannes

Garlands Around Me

by Lisa Hannes
August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
860 yards (786 m)
length: 207cm/81.5”, depth: 51cm/20“
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Garlands Around Me is a large & cosy triangular shawl that combines lovely ornamental mosaic bands with garter stripes and colour blocks, which makes for a fun and engaging project.

Paired with the different colours of a beautiful gradient/mini-skein set this item is as enjoyable to knit as it is to wear!

The mosaic motifs are created by using slip stitches and only one colour at a time. It is a colourwork technique which is easy to knit but creates fascinating results.

Worked on the bias in a sideways-knit triangular shape with a centred bottom tip makes this shawl fun to knit and easy to wear.

The pattern contains both fully written out as well as charted instructions.

I hope you’ll enjoy the pattern!

This pattern was created in collaboration with Colour Adventures.

-sideways bias-knit triangle
-length along top edge: approx. 207cm/81.5”
-depth: approx. 51cm/20“

Designed for a fingering weight gradient/miniskein set with 5 different colours + a contrasting main colour. Allow approx. 100yds/90m of each mini skein and 378yds/346m of MC to get the size of the sample.
Yarn used for sample:
I had the pleasure to work with the fabulous Colour Adventures Cloud Sock, 1 skein in colourway Fog (MC) + a Gradient Set in colourway Potpourri (CC) approx. 27-29g used of each colour (= 90yds/82m-96yds/88m per colour)

-not critical for this shawl but differences will affect yardage requirements and the finished size
-needles used for sample: 3 & 3.25 mm / US 2.5 & 3
-gauge on sample: 23 sts x 44 rows = 10x10cm/4x4“ in garter stitch on smaller needles after blocking

A huge Thank You goes out to my fantastic testers! They have created some amazing projects for this test. Check out all their fantastic shawls here.
sismademeknit, ehalf, LauraPNW, Agnetha5, summerberrycrafts, knittingfiona, alphastrick, paulap, cascon10, Lennja

If you like this pattern you might also like these other mosaic patterns of mine:
Walk In The Woods

As of 09/2019 this pattern has been renamed. It has been brought to my attention that the original name Malini is part of the Hindu heritage and should only be used by people of the Hindu faith. If anyone has felt hurt or offended by me using this name for my pattern, I sincerely apologize!