Tarwe by Kristina Smiley


June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 yards (640 m)
One Size
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Tarwe is an asymmetrical right-leaning triangular shawl design worked from the bottom tip up. The larger end is made up of rows of Seed Stitch, Lace and Seed Stitch, Seed Stitch Lace Diamonds, and Papyrus Lace on a background of Stockinette Stitch. Tarwe is Dutch for Wheat. The shawl is designed to show the growth of the wheat from planting to harvest, starting with Stockinette Stitch to mimic a worked field that has been prepped for planting and then moving through different stitch patterns that look like the plants at different stages of growth. The final stitch pattern at the large end of the shawl looks like the full grown plants. The rows of Seed Stitch give this design enough texture to make it a fun knit.