The shawl is inspired by Luigi Nervi’s Palazzetto dello Sport in Milano. The concrete ribs of the roof draw a fine net which gets bigger towards the outside.
The shawl is knitted from the centre to the outside. Twisted stitches draw the supporting structure of Palazetto. Starting in the centre with only a few increase rows, the twisted stitches flow to the edge.
A horizontal line, which looks like it is knitted sideways, divides the body and the border of the shawl.
North Light Fibers Water Street DK Cashmere (60 % Super – Fine Merino, 40 % Cashmere; 150 m / 165 yd per 57 g / 2 oz hank)
• 4 skeins in Phlox
Gabriela Kos Capra DK (80% Wool – Merino, 10% Polyamide, 10% Cashmere; 211m per 100g)
• 3 skeins in grey
- 5.5 mm / Size 9 US circular needle, 100 cm / 40” long
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
18 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette pattern
Correct gauge is not critical for this project, but your final measurements and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different. To save time and ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.
- tapestry needle
- knit and purl stitches
- increases and decreases
The pattern comes in written and charted instructions.