When contrasting movements in music are produced as one note or melody is simultaneously played against another one, the result is multi-dimensional sound. In the same way, the Counterpoint shawl uses contrasting colour, bias construction, and short row shaping to create a design with non-stop interest.
When worked in a self-striping yarn, these differing notes are clearly sounded. Yet this pattern would also work well with a solid or handpainted yarn with gentle variegations.
The shawl pictured was knit with Kauni Effektgarn, 100% wool, (400 m./437 yds. per 100 g.), colour EC, "Salt and Pepper".
The scarf pictured was knit with Wisdom Yarns' Poems Socks, 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon, (420 m./459 yds. per 100 g. ball), colour no. 966, "Pulsar".
Order all six patterns in the Suite for Short Rows: $39.00 CAD
Shawl: 203 cm./ 81.3 in. long and 48 cm./
19 in. wide
Scarf: 163 cm./ 65.3 in. long and
28 cm./11 in. wide
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Fingering or sport weight yarn in the following amounts
Shawl: 1000 m./1093 yds.
Scarf: 420 m./459 yds.
Needles: 4.5 mm. (US 7)
Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square
Price for Pattern Alone: $12.00 CAD