Peaceful Polygons by Debra Gerhard

Peaceful Polygons

December 2020
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Rib Stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
870 - 1470 yards (796 - 1344 m)
Small Shawl: 78" along neck edge by 28" at deepest point Large Shawl: 86" along longest side by 17.5" wide
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Peaceful Polygons was created to work with Marianated Yarns’ Missy’s 2020 Jujubee DK Advent Calendar. (Marian’s theme for her Calendar is joy and peace and I couldn’t help throwing in a mathematical reference.) The pattern is written with two options: using two of the gradient sets included in the Calendar and one skein of Playtime DK, you can knit up the triangular shawl; using all four of the gradient sets in the Calendar plus the one skein of Playtime DK, you can knit up the trapezoid-shaped shawl.

Both versions of the shawl are included with this pattern. Stitch Count Tables are included for helping keep track of rows, specified color and stitch count. Both shawls begin as a triangle worked top down, consisting of mostly garter stitch rib combined with a simple slipped stitch pattern. The larger shawl is then worked from each side of the triangle to create a trapezoid shape.

The color progressions in both designs can be easily switched up, and both shawls are a great canvas for using up leftover DK scraps. To that end, schematics for coloring in are included in the pattern.

22 sts by 40 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch Rib before blocking
20 sts by 38 rows = 4” in Garter Stitch Rib after blocking

Two Gradient/Triangular Shawl
Length Along Neck Edge: 78”
Length at Deepest Point: 28”

Four Gradient/Trapezoid-Shaped Shawl
Longer Side: 86”
Shorter Side: 54”
Width: 17½”

One US 6/4.00 mm 29-inch (or longer) circular needle
Four stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn for holding stitches
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

1 (1) skein of Marianated Yarns Playtime DK, (100% superwash merino, 274 yds/100 g) for the MC and 2 (4) Marianated Yarns Jujubee DK Gradient Sets, (100% superwash merino, 50 yds/skein, 6 skeins per set) for the CCs.

274 (274) yds in equivalent dk weight yarn for MC; and 50 yards in equivalent dk weight yarn for each gradient colorway (12 (24) colors total) for the CCs.

Two Gradient Triangular Shawl Shown in Greige for MC and gradient sets Wander. Wonder. Repeat and The Berry Best.

Four Gradient Trapezoid-Shaped Shawl Shown in Greige for MC and gradient sets Wander. Wonder. Repeat; The Berry Best; Plum Good Time; and Sky’s the Limit.