Yvonne MT by Natasja Hornby

Yvonne MT

Knitting
December 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1312 yards (1200 m)
One size
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Each year I try to expand upon one of my favorite techniques, mosaic knitting, by designing what I call a ‘Grand Mosaic’ shawl. Yvonne MT, with its eye-catching diamonds and arrows, suits my grand criteria perfectly.
This shawl is especially close to my heart, not only because I used a novel technique, but also because it was a joint venture with my mom, Yvonne Maria Theresia.
The three colored version uses a technique I call ‘Intarsia light’, which is carefully explained in the pattern. If you prefer not to use the technique, the two colored shawl my mom created, proves that Yvonne MT doesn’t necessarily need that third color to stand out from the crowd.

CONSTRUCTION
Yvonne MT is a sideways constructed triangle. You will start with a few stitches, and work increases to shape the shawl. The three color version is worked using a technique I call ‘Intarsia light’. This technique is easy to work, and carefully explained in the pattern.

You can also choose to work the shawl in two colors, without introducing a third color for the inner triangle of the shawl. Please refer to the pictures for an example of the three- and the two-colored version.

SIZE
One size
Wingspan 190 cm / 74.75”.
Length of left border 85 cm / 33.5”.

YARN
Fingering weight yarn with some elasticity and bounce (wool or a wool blend).

Three colors
MC1 approx 575 m / 630 yards.
MC2 approx 350 m / 380 yards.
CC approx 275 m / 300 yards.

Two colors
MC1 approx 575 m / 630 yards.
MC2 approx 575 m / 630 yards.

Samples shown in
Three colors: Jamieson’s of Shetland, Shetland Spindrift, 100% wool, 105 m / 115 yards per 25 gr.
Colorways: MC1; Spindrift 240 Yell Sound Bue, MC2; Spindrift 114 Mooskit / White, CC; Spindrift 226 Thyme.

Two colors: Biches & Bûches, Le Petit Lambswool, 100% wool, 248 m / 271 yards per 50 gr.
Colorways: MC1; Dark blue green, MC2; Green pink turquoise.

NEEDLES
Needle A (for the shawl body)
One 100 cm / 40” (or longer) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.
Needle B (for the I-cord bind off)
One straight or circular needle.
Suggested needle size: 4 mm / US #6.

GAUGE
Measured after blocking.
Mosaic pattern on Needle A: 24 sts x 46 rows =
10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.

NOTE
The Mosaic colorwork is CHARTED ONLY.

HELP AND ERRATA
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