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Gingko Counterpanes Shawl

Dramatic triangular shawl worked in pieces and joined together with a special grafting technique.

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“I was taken with how much the shape of the ginkgo leaf resembles the classic counterpane shell motif. To represent the split that many ginkgo leaves have, I placed the increases at the center of the piece rather than at the sides,” says the designer of this modular shawl.

Finished Size: 553/4" wide and 203/4" tall
Manos del Uruguay Serena (60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton; 170 yd [155 m]/50 g): #7325 deep sea, 4 skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers
Yarn Weight:
#1 - Super Fine
Size 2 (2.75 mm): 32" circular (cir) needle
Removable markers (m), About 20 yd smooth waste yarn to be used for provisional CO and as stitch holders, Yarn needle, Blocking surface, Rust-proof pins, Clear plastic sheet protectors
28 sts and 44 rows = 4" in St st; full motif = 71/2" wide and 53/4" tall, after blocking
Originally Published:
Knitscene Summer 2012

SKU: EP6335

Author/Speaker/Editor: Paula Levy

Format: eProject

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