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The Op Art Shawl features a play the traditional Old Shale Lace pattern, updated to create a shawl with a more modern construction and feel. The lace pattern distorts the stripes in a way that is reminiscent of the work of Bridget Riley, and so the name was born.


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Wingspan: 208 cm / 82 inches


Depth: 51 cm / 20 inches

Yarn Thickness for Pattern Double Knitting
Garment Type Shawls, Cowls & Scarves

Back Story

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The Op Art Shawl features a play the traditional Old Shale Lace pattern, updated to create a shawl with a more modern construction and feel. The lace pattern distorts the stripes in a way that is reminiscent of the work of Bridget Riley, and so the name was born.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 
Wingspan: 208 cm / 82 inches

Depth: 51 cm / 20 inches

YARN

For Two-Colour Version:
Blacker Yarns Brushwork, Sport Weight (70% Scottish Bowmont, 20% British Alpaca, 10% Castlemilk Moorit; 152 metres / 165 yards per 50g)

 Shown in:
MC: Wash; 3 balls
CC: Splosh; 2 balls 

OR

For Four-Colour Version:
Blacker Yarns Jacob, DK (100% Jacob Wool; 110 metres / 119 yards per 50g)

 Shown in:
MC: Clay; 2 balls
CC A: Marlstone; 1 ball
CC B: Granite; 1 ball
CC C: Basalt; 2 balls

 Note: When selecting colour combinations we recommend that you use the paler shade as MC

DIFFICULTY 
Three out of Five

Techniques include: simple lace knitting from charted instructions, short row shaping

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS 
4.5 mm (UK 7, US 7) circular knitting needle

7 stitch markers 
Darning needle to sew in ends

GAUGE / TENSION 
18 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches square measured over Old Shale when blocked

15 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches square measured over Garter Stitch when blocked

Always use a needle size which results in the correct gauge after blocking

PATTERN NOTES 
This shawl is knitted from edge to edge, using a combination of old shale and garter stitch. It features a simple stripe sequence and some short row shaping.

Updated: March 2018

Reviews

Customer Reviews (1)

A second Blacker free patternReview by SusieB
A second shawl pattern from Blacker yarns and another free one! The first of these pattern was my project New Era Hap and that turned out very well. The patterns are well written and very clear. The shawls are traditional with a bit of a twist that makes them both interesting to knit and beautiful to look at and wear.

Photos here:
https://www.loveknitting.com/project/Happenstance/554fa104-4dfd-4411-bb43-4d24d3e683bb (Posted on 07/06/2018)

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