I never promised you a rose garden *
Of course the main feature of beautiful Anthe is her lucious mosaic flower border, but she has so much more.
Indulge in her lovely, wearable crescent shape, the rhythmic colorwork bands, the cushy texture, and the endless opportunities for color play. Knitting Anthe is great fun, and when you don’t mind turning a lot of heads, wearing her will delight you for sure.
Anthe is a large cresent shaped shawl that is worked from the top down starting with a classic garter tab.
The beautiful colorwork bands are achieved by Mosaic knitting, a very simple and enjoyable technique that allows you to work every row with one strand only. In the pattern you will find an explanation on Mosaic knitting and reading the Charts.
Approx 220 cm / 86.5” wingspan along the top edge and 60 cm / 23.5” deep.
Fingering weight yarn, preferably with some elasticity and bounce (wool or a wool blend).
MC approx 500 m / 545 yards.
CC1 approx 385 m / 420 yards.
CC2 approx 330 m / 360 yards.
Sample is shown in Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift, 100% wool, 105 m / 115 yards per 25 gr.
Colorways: MC 111 Sholmit/Shaela, CC1 230 Yellow Ochre and CC2 101 Shetland Black.
One 100 cm / 40” (or longer) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed,
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.
Measured after blocking.
Mosaic Colorwork: 20 sts and 52 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
Hurdle stitch pattern: 20 sts and 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.
* Lynn Anderson