Sari by Kieran Foley


November 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded knitting
US 2 - 2.75 mm
2000 - 2100 yards (1829 - 1920 m)
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This pattern is available for $7.00 USD
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Sari is also available as part of the Seven Colorwork Adventures eBook.

A large exotic stole inspired by colorful Indian embroideries and filigree patterns.

The pattern can be knit in any colors you choose. I paired bright rainbow colors with darker earthy colors, however you can also opt for a more muted palette. I used a gradient for the MC and a progression of bright colors for the main CC - you could also use plain shades for the MC and main CC, and introduce highlights of color in the intarsia diamonds and the intarsia stripe. For yarn suggestions, please see the yarn ideas tab above.

Sari main pattern
Total MC is 1280yds/1168m, main CC and small intarsia diamonds 640yds/584m, and the intarsia stripe approx. 100 yds/90m

Dimensions after blocking: 72in/180cm long x 25in/64cm

Techniques include back and forth stranding, intarsia and lace knitting on RS and WS rows, with 3 or 4 colors in each row. The main chart is quite wide and is divided over two landscape pages. The pdf includes charts, short written instructions and notes, and a photo tutorial on splicing yarn ends.

Sari variations
In addition to the main pattern the pdf includes three Sari variations, designed to use half quantities of the 16 MC shades.

For more details and images of the variations, visit this page on my website.

Sari is also available here in the kCDesign format for use with the knitCompanion app.

The original shawl was knit with ColorShift Yarn sets (unfortunately now discontinued - see the help page on my website for details). For those who are interested, details of the ColorShift Yarn sets used are listed on my website for both the main pattern and the variations.

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