This large and cozy sideways-knit rectangular shaped shawl is inspired by the beautiful tile work you see everywhere in the city of Lisbon. Garter stripes and intriguing mosaic motifs work up beautifully wishing you could be knitting in the streets of Lisbon. The inspirational tile designs can be seen on walls, houses, sidewalks, and many public places throughout the city of Lisbon.
This pattern comes with fully written and charted instructions so you can choose which you prefer to work from.
Different alternating sections with three mosaic parts make this pattern a fun and engaging knit, resulting in a cozy item to highlight your daily wardrobe.
Mosaic knitting is an easy color work technique that uses slipped stitches and only one color at a time, which makes for fun knitting and striking results.
Sizes: Large, (size of original sample) length along top edge: 208 cm / 82“, adjustable
width: 55 cm / 21.75“
Variations included in the pattern:
Medium: width approx. 40 cm, length adjustable
Small: width approx. 26 cm, length adjustable
Yarn: Designed for fingering weight yarn in two contrasting colors. Allow approx. 730 m / 798 yds per color to get the size of the sample. The pattern is easily adjustable for other yarn weights and/or yardages (please see requirements for the smaller variations below).
Yarn used for sample: Malabrigo Mechita (fingering weight, 100g = 384 m / 420 yds), 1.9 skeins each in colorways Pearl and Teal Feather.
Yardage requirements for the smaller variations, if knit to approx. the same length:
Medium: approx. 1.5 skeins of each color (approx. 576 m / 630 yds each)
Small: Approx. 1 skein of each color (approx. 384 m / 420 yds each)
Gauge and needles: Not critical for this project but differences will affect yardage requirements and the finished size.
Gauge on sample: 22 sts x 36 rows = 10x10 cm / 4x4“ in garter stitch after light blocking
Needles used for sample: 3.5 mm / US 4