diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, it’s
the semi-precious gemstones that add
color and warmth to her life. From Malachite
to Lapis to Amethyst, they come in a
multitude of colors: deep greens, rich
blues, and even subtle shades of purple.
Knit in a luxurious merino and silk blend,
this shawl will add softness and warmth
to carry you from the first chilly days
of fall into winter.
Semi-precious is a triangular shawl with
a garter stitch border that is knit from
center back to the bottom edge. Yarnovers
at each end and along the center stitch
are used to form the triangle shape. Increases
are worked on right side only.
for all three samples was spun by talented fiber
artist Diana Belanger: she recommends spinning slowly
in order to get smooth plies. Rather
than trying to match up the colors of
the two plies, she plied the two strands
as is in order to create texture and greater depth
of color in the yarn through the resulting marled
Row 1 [RS]: K2, work Row 1 of Chart A, k1, work Row
1 of Chart A, k2.
Row 2 and all following even
rows [WS]: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3 [RS]: K2, work Row 3
of Chart A, k1, work Row 3 of Chart
Work as set until all rows of Chart A are complete, ending after
a WS row. 25 sts in each chart section, 55 sts total.
Work the 18 rows of Chart B as set twice, ending after a WS
row. The first time through, work the central 18-st repeat once;
the second time, work the central 18-st repeat twice. 61 sts
in each chart section, 127 sts total.
Work the 24 rows Chart C as set, ending after a WS row. 85 sts
in each chart section, 175 sts total.
Work the 12 rows of Chart D as set, ending after a WS row. 97
sts in each chart section, 199sts total.
Work the 18 rows of Chart E as set, ending after a WS row. 114
sts in each chart section, 233sts total.
Bind off as follows: K2, slip the stitches back onto left needle,
k2tog through the back loop, *k1, slip the stitches onto left
needle, k2tog through the back loop; repeat from * until 1 st
rems. Cut yarn and pull through final stitch.
Weave in ends and block.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Joyce Fassbender is a PhD student in Biology
in New York City. She
was sad to discover that the beetles she
studies don’t have
any fiber to spin.
When she’s not obsessing over bugs,
she’s obsessing over shawls. Her musings and brain
droppings can be found on her
can find more of her designs under HaciMade
Knits on Ravelry.