One of the joys of visiting an art gallery is that you can look at paintings close-up and see the painter’s brushstrokes. The stitch patterns and colours used for the Painterly shawl were inspired by the bold brushstrokes and colours used by Vincent Van Gogh.
The pattern for Painterly is available to purchase here as a printed pattern. Alternatively, you can purchase it as a digital pdf download from the Being Knitterly Ravelry store. You can also buy a yarn pack for the Painterly shawl.
This pattern is available in two versions: there’s one written for those who knit left-handed as well as the standard one for those who knit right-handed.
If you purchase the printed pattern and would like the pattern for knitting left-handed please say so in your order notes at check out.
See below for further details.
£4.60 – £46.80
Painterly is an asymmetric triangular shawl worked from a single point to the shortest edge by increasing along one side. The two shorter sides are finished with a brioche rib border.
A total of 1050 m | 1150 yds in a 4-ply Shetland wool, seven colours in total
Needles & accessories
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct tension after washing and blocking the knitted fabric. Suggested needle sizes are:
3.50 mm | UK9–10 | US4 (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle, 80 cm long.
4.00 mm | UK8 | US6 (or size needed to obtain gauge) of circular needle, 80 cm long.
1 lockable stitch marker.
The Painterly shawl is shown knitted using Jamieson’s of Shetland, Shetland Spindrift (4-ply; 100% Shetland wool; 105 m | 115 yds per 25 g skein) in the following colours:
Yarn A Rust 578: 3 x 25 g skeins.
Yarn B Ginger 462: 1 x 25 g skein.
Yarn C Amber 478: 1 x 25 g skein.
Yarn D Yellow Ochre 230: 1 x 25 g skein.
Yarn E Verdigris 772: 2 x 25 g skeins.
Yarn F Peacock 258: 2 x 25 g skeins.
Yarn G Cobalt 684: 2 x 25 g skeins.
Gauge | Tension
Measure stitch and row tension after washing and blocking.
26 sts and 40 rows per 10 cm | 4 inches over moss stitch using smaller needles.
26 sts and 40 rows per 10 cm | 4 inches over zigzag stitch using larger needles.
26 sts and 53 rows per 10 cm | 4 inches over basket rib stitch using larger needles.
26 sts and 32 rows per 10 cm | 4 inches over star stitch using larger needles.
26 sts and 27.5 rows per 10 cm | 4 inches over brioche rib using smaller needles.
Finished depth: 73 cm | 29 in.
Finished length: 165 cm | 65 in.
Painterly shawl pattern contents
The A4 pattern has 8 pages including:
- Pattern information.
- A table of stitch counts for each increase row.
- Written and charted instructions for the stitch patterns.
- Clear instructions for knitting the shawl.
Painterly shawl yarn pack
The yarn pack contains:
- Sufficient Spindrift from Jamieson’s of Shetland to knit the shawl.
Sample knitter: Nicki Merrall.
Tech editor: Amelia Hodsdon.
Knit Now, October 2017 (Issue 80).
Being Knitterly, December 2018 (printed pattern and digital download).
Being Knitterly, August 2020 (printed pattern and digital download).
Yarn pack, Printed pattern only