Rosetta Stone

  • Wander through leaves and traverse over lacy brooks to discover the hidden mosaic in Rosetta Stone. The Rosetta Stone is an ancient tablet that was found in the late 18th century by French soldiers who were rebuilding a fort in Egypt. The text on the stone was written in two languages and three scripts by priests to honor their pharaoh. Luckily you don’t have to be able to read ancient Greek or demotic in order to knit the lovely lace leaves and mosaic roses on this shawl.

    This triangle starts with the classic tab cast on at the top center of the shawl, and grows on every right-side row. There are lace leaves, beads, garter stitch, eyelets, and yes, the easy color work technique called mosaic knitting for lots of added visual texture, and not a lick of boredom.

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  • Materials

    • Yarn: DK weight; 250 yards of each of 3 colors, 750 yards total.
    • Model: Anzula Luxury Fibers. C1 and C2: Lucero in Kale (C1 – green) and Dark Matter (C2 – multi); 250 yards in 114 grams; 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere; 10% Stellina; C3: Cricket in Bark (dark gold); 250 yards in 114 grams; 80% superwash Merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon. A total of about 40g of yarn is left un-knit, not including ends.
    • Gauge: 13 sts and 21 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in lace st, blocked; 13 sts and 35 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in top mosaic st, blocked.
    • Needles: US 8 (5 mm) for gauge.
    • Crochet hook: US 13 (.85 mm) or size that fits through hole in bead.
    • Finished size: (wingspan x height) inches: 73.5 x 34; cm: 186.5 x 86.5.
    • Stitch instructions: Charted only.

    Images of this design © 2019 Avi Dascaloff.