Sommerfeld Shawl by Ann Weaver

Sommerfeld Shawl

Knitting
August 2017
Lace ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, lightly blocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1400 yards (1280 m)
One size only
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When is a log cabin not a log cabin? We wanted to play with the idea of log cabin in a new way. We also wanted to knit something that was not a blanket or a washcloth, but something we could wear.

Ann Weaver has made log cabin one of her signatures as a knitwear designer. This transparent, lacy design was inspired by the windows Josef Albers designed in the early 1920s for the Sommerfeld Residence in Berlin, a collaborative Bauhaus project.

Purchase a PRINT+eBook copy of Mason-Dixon Field Guide No. 4 for $14.95 (plus shipping) at masondixonknitting.com

The Sommerfeld Shawl is not sold as a single pattern.

KNITTED MEASUREMENTS
Width: Approx 24” (61 cm)
Length: 70” (178 cm)

MATERIALS
Loft by Neighborhood Fiber Co. [1 oz skeins, each approx 250 yds
(320 m), 60% mohair / 40% silk]
1 skein in each of 4 shades.

Kits for the Sommerfeld Shawl, in 4 beautiful colorways (one in the first image plus the three shown in last image) are available in the shop at masondixongknitting.com.

Size US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm) long or longer, or size
needed to achieve gauge
Size US 11 (8 mm) circular needle, any length, or 3 sizes larger than size needed to achieve gauge (for BO)
Removable stitch markers

GAUGE
16 sts and 32 rows (16 garter ridges) = 4” (10 cm) over garter stitch (knit every row), lightly blocked.

ERRATA
The following correction needs to be applied to the print edition only (it has been corrected on the pdf version).
Page 38, line 6 should read: [1 oz skeins, each approx 350 yds