The Tamara Triangle is named after a dear friend of mine – one who inspired me to learn to knit (and one who has been pining for an oversized shawl). As such, this pattern goes out to all of the people in our lives who have inspired and encouraged the craft of knitting – whether it’s a family member, a friend, a local yarn shop, or yourself – I think we can all agree that it’s great to reflect and feel grateful for those influences.
Designed by Rachel Brockman
Small (Medium, Large)
Wingspan: 41½ (55¼, 75¾)”
Depth at center: 20¾ (27½, 38)”
Size Large shown
Fibra Natura Papyrus (78% cotton, 22% silk; 50g/131 yds)
• 229-04 Dogwood – 5 (7, 9) balls
Needles: US Size 6 (4.5 mm) 40” circular (to accommodate large number of sts) circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers
20 sts x 28 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch
20 sts x 24 rows = 4” in Lace Border patt
Save time, check your gauge.
The shawl is worked from the top down beginning with a garter tab cast-on. Most of the shawl is worked in stockinette stitch, making it excellent for a knit night with friends. The edging requires a bit more concentration, and the lace is worked on the right and wrong sides of the work. Fear not, though, the pattern is a repeat of just six rows. As a bonus, the lace pattern is aesthetically reversible. If you prefer the look of reverse stockinette, flip it around.