The Thinking Eye by Jennifer Dassau

The Thinking Eye

January 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
550 - 570 yards (503 - 521 m)
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The Thinking Eye was designed in collaboration with Dragonfly Fibers and was originally exclusive to their 2018 Club; the pattern is now available in my Ravelry store. Find Dragon Sock Deconstructed Gradient yarn kits in various colors on the Dragonfly website.

Inspired by Paul Klee’s exploration of color theory, The Thinking Eye is an asymmetric shawl knit on the bias with interlocking stripes and blocks, designed to create focus on each color within a deconstructed gradient set of mini-skeins.

Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, intarsia. Instructions are written, with a helpful color change row table also provided.

Size: 70” length and 19” depth.

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock Gradient Set (100% superwash merino wool; 570 yards/170g); 1 set of 6 mini skeins (95 yards/28g/1oz each), shown in Fire in the Evening. The sample used almost all of the yarn; see Designer’s Notes for suggestions on adjusting for different yardage.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 16 st and 30 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
For questions or to show off your shawl, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.