Serenísimo by Maria Zilakou

Serenísimo

Knitting
June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 850 yards (640 - 777 m)
one, adjustable
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The pattern is already available in French, Spanish and Italian (thanks to Betta, birbabetta69 ! Happy knitting!


Serenisimo is the first in a series of 3 patterns under the name “The Peace Trilogy”. The “peace” I refer to is rather an inner feeling, a state of mind and an attitude. Knitting is a way of expression and colors communicate various mood changes. I found myself opting for these happy, bright yet quiet colors as I was working on this first shawl, because this is exactly how I felt as the days became brighter and warmer and the summer breeze announced the most beautiful season of the year.
The shawl is worked on a very loose gauge on purpose; it drapes beautifully and can be worn all year round. A very basic shape, a triangle that keeps growing on every other row, the emphasis is on the sequence of colors and the interest is kept by the stitch patterns that keep changing, blending colors with the help of slipped stitches and color stripes. The lace pattern is worked in garter stitch and this makes the shawl totally reversible. It is also adjustable; you can modify it to your taste and knit a smaller or larger version (but you must remember, this affects the yardage). You can very well use leftovers from your stash to substitute some of the colorways or use mini skeins for the Contrasting Colors. I hope you enjoy working on this, I certainly had so much fun creating it!