Venation Shawl by Ambah O'Brien

Venation Shawl

October 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Venation Eyelet stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
870 yards (796 m)
One size
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Designed to make the most of the Koigu pencil box set featuring 10 colours, Venation Shawl will keep you inspired to knit as you work toward each colour. Simple shaping also keeps the project interesting and results in an easy-to-wear shallow triangle shawl. It is inspired by the venation structure of leaves, and the autumnal colours chosen for the sample reflect this. Of course, any colour fade combination will shine with this project as will knitting a solid colour version, allowing the venation structure to be the focal point.

Wingspan: 92”/231 cm
Depth: 16.5”/42 cm
Measurements taken after blocking.

Fingering weight
Either 870 yd/796 m or a ten-colour gradient set, each skein consisting of 87 yd/79 m.
Colours in gradient set will be referred to as C1 through C10.

Sample shown in:
Koigu, Pencil Box, (fingering weight, 100% Merino, 870 yd/796 m per 250 g), Venation Set, colour numbers in order used: P756, P524C, P204C, P601, P750, 5375, 5370, P356, P376, 1118

US 5/3.75 mm needle, or size required to obtain gauge

Locking stitch marker, tapestry needle

18 sts and 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in Venation Eyelet stitch, blocked
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but variations will affect yardage and final measurements.

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