Riu Shawl by Jill Zielinski

Riu Shawl

Knitting
May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked but unstretched
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1080 - 1280 yards (988 - 1170 m)
Approx 84" / 213 cm wingspan x 33" / 84 cm deep at center spine (not including fringe)
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Talk about a showstopper! If the eye-catching fringe doesn’t get your attention, the bold, graphic mosaic patterning sure will. The Riu Shawl is a 3-color, triangle shawl, knit top-down in your favorite DK weight yarn. This shawl works both as a stunning statement piece to dress up any outfit, or simply a beautiful shawl to toss over your shoulders on those cooler summer days.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Approx 84” / 213 cm wingspan x 33” / 84 cm deep at center spine (not including fringe)

YARN:
Plucky Knitter Crew (75% merino, 25% cotton; 300 yd / 274 m per 115 g)

With fringe (shown):
Twill (MC), 2 skeins, Morticia (CC1), 2 skeins, and Modern Vintage (CC2), 2 skeins.

or DK Weight yarn in the following amounts:
MC: Approx 400 yds / 365 m
CC1: Approx 540 yds / 495 m
CC2: Approx 340 yds / 310 m

OR

Without fringe:
Twill (MC), 2 skeins, Morticia (CC1), 2 skeins, and Modern Vintage (CC2), 1 skein.

or DK Weight yarn in the following amounts:
MC: Approx 400 yds / 365 m
CC1: Approx 440 yds / 405 m
CC2: Approx 240 yds / 220 m

GAUGE:
17 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked

NEEDLES:
Needle listed are suggested. Always take time to swatch.
• Size US 7 (4.5 mm) 47” or longer circular (circ) needle — or size necessary to obtain gauge • Additional set of needles, one size larger than gauge needle

TOOLS:
Stitch markers (2) and tapestry needle

NOTES:
• Shawl is worked from the top down and begins with a garter tab.
• 3 stitches at each end are worked in garter stitch throughout.
• On wrong side rows, slip markers as you come to them.
• During striped sections, without many rows between color changes, you have the option of not cutting the color(s) not in use, and simply carry them up the side of the work.
• Mosaic knitting (also called slipped-stitch color work) is worked using only one color per row. The pattern is formed by slipping contrasting color stitches purlwise from previous rows. Mosaic fabric tends to be tighter than garter stitch worked with the same size needle, therefore you may need to switch to a larger needle when working the mosaic section.
• Slip all stitches purlwise, with the yarn held in back on RS rows and with the yarn held in front on WS rows.
• Mosaic Sections A and B have charted or written instructions. Only one color is used for each row. In the charts, the color of the first stitch of the chart represents the color used for that entire row.
• The WS rows for the mosaic section are not charted, therefore, only odd rows are charted/written. On the WS side rows, simply knit the knit stitches and slip the slip stitches purlwise with yarn in front.