Kaffe Fassett inspired shawl


This shawl is made from 2 triangles. Colours and mismatching inspired by Kaffe Fassett exhibition at The American Museum in Britain. I used colours from Marriner yarns at only £1 per 100g ball to make it a good value project. It uses an easy corner to corner technique. I have used a 3.75 mm hook as my tension is quite loose but standard hook for this DK yarn is 4.00 mm.

Colours: Pink, Baby blue, Grey, Lemon yellow, Cerise, Mint, Neon green, Black plus 2 other blues I would call Cornflower and Wedgewood types.

With first colour, chain 6. DC in fourth chain from hook and in next 2 chains. This makes the first block. Chain 6 and turn.

Row 2: DC in fourth chain from hook and next 2 chains. Skip the3 DC of the first block but work (SC, ch 2, 3DC) around the ch-3 at the end of the first block. You now have the 2 blocks of the second row. Chain 6 and turn,

Row 3: DC in fourth chain from hook and next 2 chains. *Skip 3DC of block, (SC, ch2, 3DC) around next chain.* Repeat * – * across to make 3 blocks in this row.

You will now repeat Row 3 and so increase by one block in every row. You can change colour as often as you like by finishing last DC with new colour when 2 loops are on the hook. Make sure to change before the Chain 6 and turn, If you decide which is the Right Side – normally Row 1 – then you can work over the ends and save yourself a lot of weaving in at the end.

I increased my triangles to 80 cm along each side but you can adjust to make them smaller or bigger. I have also mismatched some of my stripes but kept some aligned. It’s up to you. Sew triangles together to make a much bigger triangle to wrap around your shoulders!





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