Pattern - Anthriscus


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Anthriscus is a 'V' shaped shawl knit from tip to tip, starting at one end and increasing to the centre, then working a contrasting central section using short rows, then finally working decreases in a third colour to the opposite tip. When worn wrapped around the neck the first and third colours overlap whilst the remaining colour sits at the back. Wear it lots of different ways to see how the colours interact. When choosing your colours, you can play with contrasts or tones and even include a colour that you like but don't want to wear close to your face. The textural pattern is reminiscent of a linen stitch creating a fabric which looks good on both sides.

Knitted on 5mm needles using Fenella 100% british wool from Susan Crawford, a lightweight yarn, creates a soft, lightweight fabric with fabulous drape. Fenella is available in 25 colours so you can create a wide range of palettes. The sample shown is knitted in Caramel, Sloe Gin and Verdigris.

Designed by:

Tess Young


One size.

Finished Dimensions after blocking - Wingspan along top edge: 234cm (93in); Drop: 46cm (18in)


Fenella from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool,  124m/135yds per 25g 
2 25g skeins Caramel
1 25g skein Sloe Gin
2 25g skeins Verdigris


24 sts and 27 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stitch pattern after blocking.

Suggested Needles:

5mm (US 8) needles


Tapestry needle

Techniques used:
Short rows.