A lovely shawl by Nancy Whitman, I will let her tell you about Eden Prairie:
Inspired by a piece of Prairie-style stained glass, Eden Prairie is my interpretation of that style in a knitted fabric. The shawl is worked from the top down, but the construction method is unique.
Starting with two separate triangles that are joined by a diamond, Eden Prairie grows by alternately working stripes on one side then the other. A simple 10-row modified intarsia border heightens the stained glass effect. Constructed entirely in garter stitch, not a purl in sight, Eden Prairie is wonderfully squishy!
And Nancy mentions as well that if anyone is put off by the idea of knitting intarsia, the shawl looks superb without it -- this knitter did her version with no intarsia so you can see how lovely it is.
All that is required is four colors of fingering weight yarn -- the original used Madelinetosh Tosh Merion Light, about 365 yards each of two of the colors, 175 yards of a third, and 105 yards of the fourth.
What we offer here is a printed version of the pattern. Nancy has a PDF version via Ravelry. This web page is for those who would rather have us print it out and send it on.
Quite unique and lovely....