Trees Shawl by Beauxknits Design

Trees Shawl

October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1258 - 1312 yards (1150 - 1200 m)
one size
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The Trees Shawl is an ode to the magnificent tree growing in my Amsterdam city garden. The shape of the tube literally mimicks its trunk, the shawls’ long length of 245 cm honours its tallness and the colours are in tune of its natural shades. See my blog for its short story.

Technical information
In this pattern the charts of the trees build up a long tube forming a shawl. Alternating between colourwork and lace charts, it combines two techniques. Using only two colours per row and the non-staggering lace work, this design promises a fairly relaxed knit. As the shawl is knitted in the round there is no need to read the charts backwards.

Needle 4,5 mm (US 7): 20 st x 19 rows 10 x 10 cm (4x4 in) in lace;
Needle 3,5 mm (US 4): 25 st x 28 rows 10 x 10 cm (4x4 in) in stockinette colourwork.

I purchased the beautiful hand dyed yarn at The Knitting Goddess, visiting the Edinburgh Yarn Fest in March this year. The pattern will facilitate any lace yarn though: for the green stripes I used 400 m and for the brown parts I used 800 m (300g in total).

Other material
To facilitate the two techniques two needle sizes are used: needle size 3,5 mm (US 4) 40 cm/16 in. for the colourwork and needle size 4,5 mm (US 7) 40 cm/16 in. for the lace pattern.
One blunt needle to weave in the ends.

I knitted one size, but of course you can choose your own length and adapt the order or number of the motifs/charts.

Happy Tree knitting!
Antoinette aka Beauxknits

p.s. The little doggie model is my podenco Sindy Roo. Rescued from a Portuguese shelter she is an adorable creature, don’t you agree :)?