Sommerfeld Shawl by Ann Weaver

Sommerfeld Shawl

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.

Pick your four colors of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Loft and you’re ready to play with blocks.

Purchase a PRINT+eBook copy of Modern Daily Knitting Field Guide No. 4 for $15.95 (plus shipping) at

The Sommerfeld Shawl is not sold as a single pattern.

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

Loft by Neighborhood Fiber Co. [1 oz skeins, each approx 350 yds
(320 m), 60% mohair / 40% silk]
1 skein in each of 4 shades.

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

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

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