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Okeeffe Shawl

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This asymmetrical triangle shaped shawl features five colors of yarn worked into a beautiful angular gradated motif through the use of short rows and stripes. The shawl is worked in easy, elegant garter stitch, and features rows of eyelets between color changes, adding a bit of rhythm and interest. The pattern changes with every new section of color, making this a fun, irresistible knit that you won’t want to put down.

This design honors artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), the “Mother of American Modernism”, and is inspired by her iconic simplified landscapes and floral painting. The beautiful gradient yarn used for this pattern is a collaboration with Alice O'Reilly, talented yarn dyer and owner of Backyard Fiberworks.

Read more about the inspiration behind the design and the yarn on my blog.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 79” at widest point, and 33” length

YARN
Fingering (#1 superfine)
Backyard Fiberworks Sock
(100% superwash merino wool; 200yd/50g hank):
Color A Teal, 1 hank, about 19 yards
Color B Aqua, 1 hank, about 73 yards
Color C Cream, 1 hank, about 134 yards
Color D Peach, 1 hank, about 192 yards
Color E Pink, 1 hank, about 128 yards

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
U.S. Size 6 (4 mm) (suggest at least 24” circular needles to accommodate large number of stitches)

Adjust needle size to obtain stitch gauge

GAUGE
Blocked: 17 sts and 42 rows = 4” in garter stitch
Pre-blocked: 24 sts and 44 rows = 4” in garter stitch
 
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