The Pink Arch by Paola Albergamo

The Pink Arch

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1200 - 1500 yards (1097 - 1372 m)
Approx 150 x 60 cm (59 x 23.5)”
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This shawl is inspired by a graffiti writing near my house, with its unusual pink color. The detail that caught my eye is the semicircle showing on the top-right corner with the play of small circles of color around it, making it looks like a shawl on the graffiti “shoulders”.
The Pink Arch is worked in stripes using three different colors and alternating stockinette and garter stitch with some brioche inserts for a textural effect.
The Pink Arch has a half-Pi shawl construction, doubling the number of stitches when the number of rows doubles.
Half Pi shawl are worked from the center out. Every time the number of rows doubles, the pattern doubles the number of stitches, by working (yo, k1) across the row. It’s a really easy and fun construction to work and to design.



Materials
Yarn
C1: Malabrigo Mechita (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 420 yards 384 meters/100 grams), col MTA057 English Rose; 1 skein.
C2: Malabrigo Mechita (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 420 yards 384 meters/100 grams), col MTA009 Polar Morn; 1 skein.
C3: Malabrigo Mechita (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 420 yards 384 meters/100 grams), col MTA729 Double Bass; 1 skein.
Needles
3 mm/US 2 ½ \ * circular knitting needles with 80 cm/32” cable.
Depending on the yarn used and/or your knitting style, it can be beneficial to use a bigger size needle to work the i-cord BO.
* or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions
16 markers.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Gauge
24 stitches x 38 rows = 10x10 cm (4”) in stockinette stitch. with C3
Note: Gauge is not critical for this project.