Reverberations by Sarah Jordan


June 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
485 yards (443 m)
As written, 50 in./127 cm across top edge and 21 in./53.5 cm deep at center, after blocking; size is adjustable
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Do you like how intarsia looks and how it makes it possible to add a spot of color here and there without having to carry another color along but hate having to do it because of the bobbins, the tangles, and the tension issues? I did, so I developed a way to get the intarsia look without the usual intarsia technique. The secret? Strategically placed short rows that allow you to keep an even tension and keep both strands of yarn attached to the work without having to worry about bobbins or tangles.

This shawl is constructed much like a typical top-down triangle shawl, but thanks to the placement of the increases and the extra fabric of the intarsia contrast stripes, it ends up more of a half circle shape. As written, it’s designed to use two skeins of the recommended yarn (including pretty much all of the main color), but directions are given in the pattern to adjust the shawl to accommodate any amount of yarn. The bottom edge is finished with an applied reverse stockinette i-cord edging that adds a bit of weight and also makes blocking a breeze.

To knit this pattern, you need to know how to:

  • do/undo a provisional cast on (any method),
  • pick up stitches along a garter edge,
  • work directional increases (m1L and m1R),
  • work short rows (any method), and
  • work i-cord.

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