May 2017
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in two-colour garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
980 yards (896 m)
One Size
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This pattern can also be found in issue 2 of Laine Magazine.

Unda is a beautiful, asymmetrical triangle shawl that is knit using a combination of faux cable two-colour brioche and garter stitch. The simple construction and interesting texture make it a classic with a modern twist.

This shawl is knit from tip to edge, with increases along one side. The shawl begins with a faux brioche cable pattern, which continues along the left edge as garter stitch texture continues to grow with increases made on the right edge. Consecutive faux brioche cables are then added while the garter stitch continues along the bias. The shawl is bound off at the longest edge, with the garter stitch and brioche almost equal in width.

Sample was knit in colourways Ivory Letter Opener and Crystal Goblet.

This pattern is both written and partially charted, for your convenience.

Skill level: Intermediate. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used: knit, purl, simple increases and decreases, brioche knit (brk), brioche purl (brp), brioche increases and decreases.

Size: One size: 50” / 127 cm wingspan x 32” / 81.5cm depth, measured after blocking. Schematic included with pattern.

Yarn: 940 yds / 860 m Fingering / Sock weight
Main color (MC): 490 yds / 450 m
Contrast color (CC): 450 yds / 410 m

Shown in:
MC: 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Fino in Ivory Letter Opener (70% Extrafine Merino wool / 30% Silk; 490 yds / 448 m per 100g)
CC: 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Fino in Crystal Goblet (70% Extrafine Merino wool / 30% Silk; 490 yds / 448 m per 100g)

Needles: 32” or longer US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used for brioche knitting and to accommodate large number of stitches.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, 4 stitch markers for noting cable repeats

Gauge: 22 sts x 48 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in two-color garter stitch (taken after blocking). Swatch instructions included.

Many thanks again to the amazing Laine magazine for showcasing my pattern in their second issue!