Varna, ‘color’ in Sanskrit, is a celebration of variegated yarn with long repeats. Paired with a neutral, solid colored yarn, the shawl lets the variegated yarn be the hero, while the solid yarn remains the unsung one.
The Varna Shawl is knit from one corner to the other edge, starting with few stitches in a row and gradually increasing on one side, to get the tapered triangular shape. It uses mosaic knitting, in which every row is worked with only one color, making the Varna Shawl a mindless and enjoyable knit.
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 459 yds [420m]/100g): Frische (MC), 1 ball.
Knit Picks Stroll (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 231 yds [211m]/50g): Ash (CC), 2 balls.
Size US 6 (4mm) needles, straight
Or size needed to obtain gauge
24 sts and 38 rows = 4″ [10cm] in mosaic st patt, after blocking
65” [165cm] on longest triangle edge and 32” [81cm] spine depth
Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers
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About the Designer: Anjali M.
Anjali M is a knitter and designer based in Bangalore, India. She is an engineer by day and designs and knits in every free minute she finds.
She has been designing for about a decade now and has had the privilege of having her designs published in Quince, Petite Purls, Knit Now and Knitcircus. Her designs can be found on her Ravelry Designer Page and on her website.