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The Frank Shawl

A very easy and stunning shawl, inspired by the work of artist Frank Stella, this design is a study in geometry. 
Triangular pieces are assembled together to create a spectacular wrap with a unique shape that is both beautiful and stunning to wear, with many tips, all in different shades. 
I played with a gradient of grays, and my favorite color, gold, to give this shawl a vintage vibe.

The Frank Shawl is constructed as 3 triangular sections, joined together when working the last one of them. 
Skill level: Beginner


97” (244 cm) from side to side and 39” (98 cm) from top to bottom at deepest point. 


Yarn: 4 skeins of Tosh Merino Light, by Madelinetosh (100% Merino, 100g / 420yd 383m) or approx. 1428 yards 1306 m of fingering weight yarn. 1 skein in each color or approx. 420yd 383m in color 1, 300yd 275m in colors 2 and 3 and 340yd 311m in color 4.

The sample was made using colors: 
1: Glazed Pecan (gold) 
2: Antler (off-white) 
3: Scratched Record (Charcoal) and 
4: Great Grey Owl (medium gray).

Important: You will use every last yard of color 1. If you knit loosely and normally use more yarn than most patterns call for, I would recommend getting a second skein in this color.

Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) needles. 
Other notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, blocking pins or wires, waste yarn to put sts on hold.


18 st and 38 rows to 4” (10cm) in garter st on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles after blocking. 
Gauge is not crucial for this project, but changes might result in a different yardage requirement.

The Frank Shawl

  • Prices are in US Dollars. This pattern is available only in English as a digital download. You will automatically receive a pdf file.

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