Vanishing Point by Paola Albergamo

Vanishing Point

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
984 - 1203 yards (900 - 1100 m)
One Size: 140 x 120 cm (55 x 47.25”)
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Vanishing Point is a shawl that is easy and fun to knit and a joy to wear.

A vanishing point is a point in a perspective drawing onto which parallel lines appear to converge.
In this shawl lines of diamond shapes converge toward the point getting smaller and smaller, giving a “perspective” effect to the entire piece.

Vanishing Point is worked in diamond modules, joined seamlessly while you knit. The entire colorwork is knitted using only a color at a time, avoiding stranding and floats on the wrong side.

The dramatic and decorative zig-zag border at one edge of the shawl is the direct consequence of this construction.

Modules are worked all in the same way, with the difference of having a bigger or smaller MC diamond inside, which create the perspective effect.

Once you get the hang of how a module is made, this is a perfect TV knitting project, with just a little twist given by the unusual construction and the different size of the CC diamonds to keep you interested.



Finished size: 140 x 120 cm (55 x 47.25”).

Materials
Yarn
MC: Approx. 700/800 m (765.5/875 yards) Snail Yarns Merino Single (100% Merino; 366 m 400 yds/100 gr) in color Ice (2 skeins).
CC: Approx. 200/300 m (218.75/328 yards) Snail Yarns Merino Single in color Neptune (slightly more than 1/2 skein).
Note: For yarn substitution consider a good fingering weight merino yarn in two contrasting colors. The shawl works best with one solid/tonal/light speckled as MC and a variegated/selfstriping as CC.

Needles
3.25 mm /US 3 * circular knitting needles with 80 cm/32” cable.
* or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
1 marker.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Gauge
21 stitches x 38 rows = 10x10 cm (4”) in garter stitch with MC.
Note: Gauge is not critical for this project.