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Every year, I embark on a journey trying to expand upon one of my favorite techniques, mosaic knitting, by creating what I refer to as a ‘Grand Mosaic’ shawl. Artus, with its striking blend of colors and patterning perfectly fits my grand design criteria.

Artus is a rich tapestry of texture and color. The mosaic border is easy to work, allowing for creative color combinations that consistently produce fantastic results.

Artus is not a delicate, sheer layering piece; instead, it’s a substantial wrap with a distinct presence. It stands out and adds character to any outfit while keeping you warm and cozy. It’s both eye-catching and functional, a true statement piece.


Artus is a triangular shawl that is worked top-down from the center out, starting with a classic Garter Tab Cast On. The shawl features narrow bands of 1×1 color created using the stranded technique. The eye-catching border of the shawl is worked using the mosaic technique, holding only one strand of yarn on every row.


One size

Wingspan approx 175 cm / 69”.

Depth approx 70 cm / 27.5”.


A sport weight yarn. Due to the floats produced by the mosaic technique it’s advisable to choose a yarn with a high wool content in a non-superwash quality.

Sample is shown in Lichen and Lace Rustic Heather Sport, 100% wool, 197 m / 215 yards per 56 grams.

Color 1: approx 470 m / 515 yards.

Color 2: approx 180 m / 195 yards.

Color 3: approx 270 m / 295 yards.

Color 4: approx 120 m / 130 yards.

Color 5: approx 130 m / 142 yards.

Colorways sample

C1: Shrub, C2: Smoke, C3: Birch, C4: Pollen, C5: Sky.


Needle A (for the Waffle Pattern sections)

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 stranded and mosaic color-work sections)

One 100 cm / 40” (or longer) circular needle.

Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.

Two short double pointed needles in the same size as Needle B.


Measured after blocking.

Waffle Pattern: 22 sts x 40 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” on Needle A.

Mosaic Colorwork: 22 sts x 60 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” on Needle B.



The Mosaic Colorwork is CHARTED ONLY.



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