Water Lilies



Have you ever wondered how you could translate your favourite paintings into other artistic languages? What would they be like as photography, music or… knitwear? 
The three crescent shawls of of the Off the Canvas collection were all inspired by famous paintings. Naturally, my goal was not to make shawls that looked exactly like those paintings but to use them as kind of a compass when deciding on colours and creating texture.

This pattern was inspired by the painting Water Lilies by Claude Monet.

Each pattern contains charted and written instructions as well.


Artesano DK Blue Faced Blend 
100% wool 
110 meters (120 yards) / 50 g 
4 (8) skeins in Leaf (MC) 
1 (1) skein in Clematis (CC)

Yarn alternatives 
Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK 
The Natural Dye Studio DAZZLE BFL DK 
British Breeds Blue Faced Leicester DK 
Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester DK

5 mm (US 8) circular needle

stitch markers (optional) 
cable needle 
blocking pins

S 159 cm x 42 cm / 62½ inches x 16½ inches 
L 231 cm x 63 cm / 91 inches x 24¾ inches 
Directions are color-coded according to sizes. If there is only one number or it is not specifically written which size the directions refer to, they refer to all sizes.

17 stitches / 22 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch 
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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