Jacaranda Tree



Designing an intarsia shawl has been on my mind for a while. I’m not sure how this happens, but when I travel, I typically run out of projects to knit, so I have to design first. Still, I wanted to work on this shawl while we were visiting my parents. I packed the yarn into my suitcase and a few hours after we arrived, I asked my mum for a piece of graph paper and drew the chart for the pattern you see on the body of the shawl. Things don’t always go this smoothly but I love it when they do. Actually, I kind of designed this whole shawl in a flow, everything just clicked into place. Even when I had to juggle three balls at a time. (You don’t necessarily have to do this for your project, using just one color or a gradient are valid options as well)

Video showing all stitches used: https://www.facebook.com/agneskutasknitweardesign/videos/723841278015734
Intarsia: https://www.facebook.com/agneskutasknitweardesign/videos/293488451512960
Garter tab: https://www.facebook.com/agneskutasknitweardesign/videos/774771672873570


BC Garn Semilla
100% organic wool
160 meters (175 yards) / 50 grams

Color 1 (C1)
#112 Granny Smith
3 balls

Color 2 (C2)
#108 Violet
3 balls


4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle, 100 cm (40 inches)
or the needle size you need to get gauge


stitch markers
blocking pins


142 x 61 cm
56 x 24 inches


17 stitches / 28 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in garter stitch measured on the blocked shawl.
Obtaining the gauge given is not crucial for a successful project, but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

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