Tielke Shawl by Amy van de Laar

Tielke Shawl

November 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
745 - 820 yards (681 - 750 m)
One size, 74.5”/189cm wingspan, and 31.5”/80cm depth
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The Tielke Shawl, named for a family of musical instrument makers, is an asymmetric triangular shawl featuring a garter stitch ground and a cable panel which flows from simple twisted cables, representing the strings of musical instruments, into a complex intertwining motif. The Tielke shawl is part of the Twisted Strings collection - five accessory patterns inspired by the decorative tracery found on Baroque string instruments.

Skills & Techniques:
Working 1-over-1 cables, which can be knit without a cable needle (instructions for my favourite twist method are included).

Materials Needed:
4 skeins of Malabrigo Washted (100% superwash merino wool; 210yds/192m per 100g skein), or 820yds/750m of worsted-weight yarn. Sample colourway: ‘Sunset’.
You will also need a cable needle (optional), 1 stitch marker, and a needle for weaving in the ends.

Finished Measurements:
Relaxed after blocking: 74.5”/189cm wingspan, and 31.5”/80cm depth.
To size up or down, work additional/fewer repeats of Section/Chart C (allowing for extra yarn if sizing up).

Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.

Read more about the Tielke Shawl and its inspiration on my blog:
New collection: Twisted Strings

Tutorial: How to work mini-cables without a cable needle