About this Pattern
One of the things I love to do when travelling (remember those days?!) is to take lots and lots of photographs of everything around me, focusing on small details or picking out patterns in architecture or landscapes in the hope that they could inspire a future knitting pattern. On a trip to Rome a few years ago and surrounded by so much history and art, I was spoilt for inspiration. When I got home and developed the photos, I kept coming back to one of a blue and gold door panel taken at St. Peter’s Basilica. I really liked the simple shape and the filigree patterns on each side. And so a design was born!
The shawl uses 1 skein of 100g 4ply, sock or fingering-weight yarn. The sample shawl was worked in Under the Olive Tree Knits Steni Vala 4ply yarn, a lustrous and velvety blend of merino and silk.
Sizes – One size
Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 64” (162.5 cm) wingspan and 20” (51cm) in depth
- 437yd / 400m, 3.5 oz / 100g, 4ply or fingering-weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree – Steni Vala 50% merino / 50% silk, in the Shades of Caramel colour (1 skein)
- US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
- A tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
- Pins for blocking
The sample was knitted in Steni Vala - Shades of Caramel colourway. You can order the kit in a colour of your choice from the Steni Vala yarn page.
Each kit comes with the yarn, pattern, stitch marker and is presented in an organza project bag. You can also choose to add the needle if you wish.
Thank you Citra, Fabiana, Jaynie, Karen, Lila, Nahed and Sabina!
I’m really happy with my shawl, instructions & charts very clear to follow -Nahed
Lovely shawl, good instructions that are easy to follow. Perfect for that special skein in your stash! - Jaynie
Your design is beautiful, and the pattern is well written - Lila
I loved it so much I made a 2nd right away! - Karen
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Until next time, happy knitting,