The idea for this unusually-constructed short-rows shawl came from the painting ‘Wheat Fields,’ by Vincent Van Gogh. Working a slightly variegated green yarn horizontally and a yellow speckled yarn vertically appeared the perfect challenge to attempt painting with yarn. Baah La Jolla in colorways Emerald Isle and Because I’m Happy are the perfect combination of yarns to accomplish this.
The modern, asymmetric shape is worked entirely in garter stitch. The shawl grows from just a few stitches, with increases on both edges and short rows on the left side of the naturally-occurring spine. The yellow multicolored sections appear randomly placed, increasing in size throughout until the shawl ends with a large yellow-only section.
Finished size: 64.5” (164cm) long top edge; 74” (188cm) long bottom edge; 23” (58.5cm) wide.
Baah Yarn La Jolla (100% superwash merino wool; 400 yards [365 meters]/115 grams): Emerald Isle (MC), 2 skeins; Because I’m Happy (CC), 2 skeins.
Or approx. 495 yds [453 m] of fingering weight yarn for each of the 2 colors.
Size US 2 (3mm): 40” (102cm) circular or size to obtain gauge
3 removable markers; tapestry needle
24 sts and 48 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter stitch after wet blocking.
About the Designer: Renate Kamm
Renate Kamm has been a crafter all her life. Born and raised in Germany, she’d learned knitting and crocheting in school, and never stopped creating ever since
She now lives in San Diego, California, where she creates and designs with yarn