Knitty: little purls of wisdom
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Florine is a triangle shaped shawl worked from the top down. It is named after the artist Florine Stettheimer (1871 -1944) whose work celebrated the good life, parties, gatherings, beauty and decoration. In her Portrait of Myself she reclines on a red shawl with a sun ray edging, in the upper right is a yellow sun with radiating triangles, it's a recurring motif in her work, whimsical and joyful, I tried to convey a similar feelings of happiness for Knitty's grand 10th birthday.

It was a dream of mine to design hand-knitting patterns and thanks to Knitty editor, Amy Singer, that dream came true. She accepted my design Eyelet skirt almost ten years ago and since then I've worked steadily in the knitting world. My personal life has had great ups and downs and knitting has been there always as a source of inspiration.

I chose to use Quince & Co Tern yarn because it has a great feel, the silk content gives a wonderful drape and hand but also because I wanted to pay tribute to Pam Allen, one of the founders of Quince & Co and former editor of Interweave Knits, as she also played a big part in my life as a knitting designer.

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SIZE
One

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan: 70 inches after blocking
Length at center spine: 31.5 inches after blocking

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MATERIALS
Yarn

Quince & Co, Tern [75% wool, 25% silk; 221 yd/202 m per 50g skein]
spacer [MC] 141 seaweed; 2 skeins
spacer [CC] 143 sea grass; 1 skein
spacer [CC1] 146 kelp; 1 skein
spacer [CC2] 144 buoy; 1 skein

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter's gauge is unique]
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Notions
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GAUGE

23 sts/33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking
21 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in Chart One pattern after blocking
 

PATTERN NOTES
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]

M1 (Make one):
Insert left needle, from front to back, under the horizontal strand which lies between the stitch just knit, and the following stitch; then knit into the back of this loop. 1 stitch increased.

MB (Make bobble):
On RS, (Purl into the front, back and front) of one stitch, turn. K3, turn. P3, turn. K3, turn. P3tog.
Sl 1, p2tog, psso: With yarn in front, slip 1 as if to purl, p2tog, then pass slipped st over p2tog.

Construction: Triangle shawl is worked from the top. Once the foundation rows are worked, 4 sts are increased every right side row, one yo at each end (before and after the 2 edge sts), and one yo on either side of the center stitch. The right and left sides of the triangle mirror each other.

It is helpful to place markers after the first two edge sts, on either side of the center st and before the last two edge sts. The stitch count in Chart Two varies because of the lace pattern.

Changing colors: Always cut previous yarn when changing colors.

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The charts for this pattern are very large. Each fits over 2 letter-sized pages.
Click below and print each resulting page and assemble left and right halves.

Chart 1 left sideChart 1 right sideChart 2 leftChart 2 rightChart 3 leftChart 3 right

DIRECTIONS
Using MC, cast on 2 sts. K 7 rows. At end of last row, don't, turn. Pickup and knit 3 sts along edge of piece and 2 sts from the cast on edge. 7 sts.

Row 1 [RS]: Kfb, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, kfb. 13 sts.

Rows 2-14 [WS]: Knit.

Row 3 [RS]: K2, yo, k2, m1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, m1, k2, yo, k2. 19 sts.
Row 5 [RS]: K2, yo, (k2, m1) twice, k3, yo, k1, yo, (k2, m1) twice, k3, yo, k2. 27 sts.

Row 7 [RS]: K2, yo, (k2, m1) four times, k3, yo, k1, yo, k1, (k2, m1) four times, k2, yo, k2. 39 sts.

Row 9 [RS]: K2, yo, knit to center st, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2. 43 sts.

Row 11 [RS]: K2, yo, knit to center st, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2. 47 sts.

Row 13 [RS]: K2, yo, knit to center st, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2. 51 sts.

Begin Chart One:
Continuing with MC, work Rows 1-24 of Chart One 3 times adding in two additional pattern repeats for every repeat of the chart.
Cut MC, and work another full repeat of the chart, changing color as follows:
Rows 1-4: CC.
Rows 5-8: CC1.
Rows 9-12: CC2
Rows 13-16: CC
Rows 17-20: CC1
Rows 21-24: CC2.

243 sts when four repeats are complete.

Begin Chart Two:
Work Rows 1-48 (working 12-st repeat 9 times across row, adding additional repeats as the shawl widens), changing color as follows:
Rows 1-12: CC.
Rows 13-14: CC1.
Rows 15-16: CC.
Rows 17-18: CC1.
Rows 19-20: CC2.
Rows 21-22: CC1.
Rows 23-24: CC.
Rows 25-26: CC1.
Rows 27-28: CC.
Rows 29-30: CC1.
Rows 31-32: CC2.
Rows 33-34: CC1.
Rows 35-36: CC.
Rows 37-38: CC1.
Rows 39-40: CC2.
Rows 41-42: CC1.
Rows 43-44: CC2.
Rows 45-46: CC1.
Rows 47-48: CC.

Note: if you are using markers for the pattern repeats that on the Right chart, markers will move 1 st to the left on Rows 3, 13, 15, 25, 27, 37 and 39 and 1 st to the right on Rows 7, 9, 19, 21, 31, 33, 43 and 45. Reverse the direction you move the marker for the Left chart.

343 sts when chart is complete.

Begin Chart Three:
Work Rows 1-28 (working 13-st repeat 14 times across row), changing color as follows:
Rows 1-2: CC
Rows 3-22: MC
Rows 23-24: CC
Rows 25-28: CC1.

427 sts when chart is complete.

Bind Off
Join and use CC2 throughout.
Right Edge: BO 1, k8, turn, BO 1, k7, turn, BO 1, k6, turn, BO 1, k5, turn, BO 1, k4, turn, BO 1, k3, turn, BO 1, k2, turn, BO 1, k1, turn, BO 1. Cut yarn and fasten off.

[BO 1, k11, turn, BO 1, k10, turn, BO 1, k9, turn, BO 1, k8, turn, BO 1, k7, turn, BO 1, k6, turn, BO 1, k5, turn, BO 1, k4, turn, BO 1, k3, turn, BO 1, k2, turn, BO 1, k1, turn, BO 1. Cut yarn and fasten off.] 15 times.

Center: BO 1, k15, turn, BO 1, k14, turn, BO 1, k13, turn, BO 1, k12, turn, BO 1, k11, turn, BO 1, k10, turn, BO 1, k9, turn, BO 1, k8, turn, BO 1, k7, turn, BO 1, k6, turn, BO 1, k5, turn, BO 1, k4, turn, BO 1, k3, turn, BO 1, k2, turn, BO 1, k1, turn, BO 1. Cut yarn and fasten off.

[BO 1, k11, turn, BO 1, k10, turn, BO 1, k9, turn, BO 1, k8, turn, BO 1, k7, turn, BO 1, k6, turn, BO 1, k5, turn, BO 1, k4, turn, BO 1, k3, turn, BO 1, k2, turn, BO 1, k1, turn, BO 1. Cut yarn and fasten off.] 15 times.

Left Edge: BO 1, k8, turn, BO 1, k7, turn, BO 1, k6, turn, BO 1, k5, turn, BO 1, k4, turn, BO 1, k3, turn, BO 1, k2, turn, BO 1, k1, turn, BO 1. Cut yarn and fasten off.

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FINISHING
Weave in ends. Wet block to desired measurements.

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ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Kat Coyle is a mother, artist and hand knitting designer living in Los Angeles. Her work has been published in several books and knitting magazines. She teaches art and craft to children at the Wisdom Arts Laboratory and works at The Little Knittery.

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