A most lovely design by Nim Teasdale, Filigreen is, to quote Nim, "a triangle shawl with a difference.
Simple stripes are overlaid with lines of slipped stitches and mini-cables to create a dynamic and eye-catching filigree effect reminiscent of other places and times.
It is ideal for showing off two strongly contrasting or complementary skeins, or try a solid paired with a speckled or gradient yarn for dynamic results.
The size of the shawl is adaptable, and both the straight and th crossing line sections can be continued to any size.
The best way to get this pattern is via Nim's Ravelry page. This puts a copy in your Ravelry library and ensures you get any updates right away. If you plan to get the pattern there, let the drop-down menu be set to "No Pattern Needed".
However, if this doesn't work for you for any reason, you have the option of a printed copy or one emailed by us -- choose via the drop-down menu.
Note that the design can be worked entirely from the written pattern, or from charts with some notes.
Yarn and Colorways
Nim says that the design is well suited to being knit using anything from heavy fingering to worsted weight yarn in any yardage between approx 500m and 1000m (that's roughly 550 yards to 1100 yards).
The original shawl that you see on this page used 300m of Blackberry and 260m of Moss for a total of 565m (about 620 yards) of fingering weight yarn.
We put together kits here which use different yarn than Nim did in her sample shawl. You can see what we have in the inset photo on the top picture and again below that.
1. From The Unique Sheep (TUS) is a Gradiance set of Luna, a yarn with 75% sueprwash merino/ 20% nylon/ 5% stellina (which is fun silver-y threads that sparkle beautifully).
These mini-skeins each have 87 yards (about 80m)/ 20g so the total is 435 yards (400m) to this Gradiance set.
We asked Kelly to dye us a set of 5 mini-skeins in a portion of the circle colorway we call Once In A Blue Moon (the full circle can be seen here) -- this set runs from 4:00 to 8:00 and thus teal blue into true blue into violet into purple.
2. The second part of the kit is a solid color to act as the background (or the foreground, your choice). This is a skein of yarn from Madeline Tosh, the Tosh Merino Light of 100% merino wool. Each skein has 420 yards (384m).
The colorway is Antler and is a lovely neutral, an almost-solid of cream with some suggestions of grey to it as well.
So one kit will include a set of Blue Moon + one skein of Antler. This will give you a total of 855 yards (784m), which is more than enought for a stunning shawl.