Wise Women Wear Purple by Lani Stanistreet

Wise Women Wear Purple

March 2020
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
875 - 930 yards (800 - 850 m)
one size
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Wise Women Wear Purple is an asymmetric triangular shawl in two colours. It could, however, be just as successfully knitted in a single colour, allowing just the textural effect of the stitches to dominate.

Wise Women Wear Purple features a textured pattern of reverse stockinette and vertical twisted-rib ridges together with large volumes of simple garter stitch. This shawl is worked flat and is knitted point to flat end from written instructions. It would look great in any yarn, but has been designed to showcase one solid and one variegated yarn.

Blocking is recommended to show the pattern to maximum effect.

One size

Approximate dimensions of finished garment (after blocking)
Length along longest edge: 256cm/101”
Depth at apex of triangle: 70cm/28”

Any two skeins of fingering weight yarn. This example:

MC: 1 x Dragonfly Fibers, Dharma, 50% yak fibre, 50% mulberry silk 439m/480yd Colour: Purple Haze

CC: 1 x Gales Art, MYS 622, 60% merino, 20% yak, 20% silk 
365m/ 400yd Colour: Royal

Total yarn used: 200g = 804m/879yd

Note: Substitutions of heavier or lighter weight yarn are not recommended, but if you must, contain your deviation to either a 3ply light fingering or a 5 ply sport, remembering any change will also affect the gauge, needles and amount of yarn required, and the finished measurements of the shawl

Skill level
Advanced beginner – including casting on, garter stitch, reverse stockinette, twisted rib stitch, increasing, decreasing, and binding off