The Trickster by Nim Teasdale
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The Trickster

Knitting
August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
437 yards (400 m)
Adjustable
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Designed with some sneaky little quirks which make it easier to knit, The Trickster is a beautifully satisfying shawl that looks much more complicated than it is.

The Trickster is a crescent shaped shawl with an engagingly tricky cable and slipped stitch scrollwork over a striped garter base. It is edged by two interesting laces based on Naomi Parkhurst’s secret code stitch patterns for ‘Cunning’, a frequent theme in Norse mythology, and ‘Spark’, as Loki the Trickster, was also a fire god.

Designed as part of a collaboration with Anne-Lise Maigaard for the Gorgeous Gradients ‘Places Real or Imagined’ CAL, here.

The two yarns listed above were used in the sample, however it is suited to either two contrasting skeins of fingering to sport weight yarn, or a single gradient cake worked from both ends.

The minimum yardage listed (400m) would make a slightly smaller shawl than the pictured sample. There are several repeatable sections to enable the shawl to be made larger. Yardages listed refer to fingering weight yarn - a sport weight would differ in both yardage and final measurements.

The shawl can be worked entirely from written pattern, or charts with some notes.

My project notes can be found here.


Pattern also available in German. Vielen Dank an Sabine von http://www.schafga.be/ für diese Übersetzung.