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Knossos Shawl, inspired by the ancient Minoan civilization art, is a truly timeless piece and a very satisfying knit.
Worked from the top down, this shawl features elements of mosaic knitting on the Stockinette Stitch background. Using 3 contrasting colors, Knossos showcases the kaleidoscope-like effect at the center spine.
68”/170 cm wingspan.
30”/75 cm height at center spine.
Measurements are taken after blocking.
Worsted weight yarn: approximately 124 yards/109 m of color A, 350 yards/318 m of color B, 250 yards/227 m of color C.
MYak Baby Yak Medium (100% Yak; 125 yards/117 m in 1.76 oz/50 g)
A (Midnight blue): 1 skein.
B (Oatmeal): 3 skeins.
C (Mustard): 2 skeins.
Note: Shawl uses exactly 1 skein of color A and exactly 2 skeins of color C. You may wish to consider purchasing an additional skein due to variations in individual work.
Size US 7/4.5 mm circular needle 32”/80 cm long, or size to obtain gauge.
While gauge is not critical for this project, the different gauge can affect the size and overall yardage.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch or Texture Chart, blocked.
19 stitches and 37 rows = 4”/10 cm in Mosaic knitting (Dot, Spear and Zigzag Charts), blocked.