The Frank Shawl by Joji Locatelli

The Frank Shawl

Knitting
October 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1360 yards (1244 m)
One size
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A very easy and stunning shawl, inspired by the work of artist Frank Stella, this design is a study in geometry.
Triangular pieces are assembled together to create a spectacular wrap with a unique shape that is both beautiful and stunning to wear, with many tips, all in different shades.
I played with a gradient of grays, and my favorite color, gold, to give this shawl a vintage vibe.

The Frank Shawl is constructed as 3 triangular sections, joined together when working the last one of them.
Skill level: Beginner

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
97” (244 cm) from side to side and 39” (98 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point.
See Schematic at the end of the pattern.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 4 skeins of Tosh Merino Light, by Madelinetosh (100% Merino, 100g / 420yd 383m) or approx. 1428 yards 1306 m of fingering weight yarn. 1 skein in each color or approx. 420yd 383m in color 1, 300yd 275m in colors 2 and 3 and 340yd 311m in color 4.

The sample was made using colors:
1: Glazed Pecan (gold)
2: Antler (off-white)
3: Scratched Record (Charcoal) and
4: Great Grey Owl (medium gray).

Important: You will use every last yard of color 1. If you knit loosely and normally use more yarn than most patterns call for, I would recommend getting a second skein in this color.

Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) needles.
Other notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires, waste yarn to put sts on hold.

GAUGE
18 st and 38 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but changes might result in a different yardage requirement.