Wings for Frida Kahlo Shawl
"Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly?" -- Frida Kahlo
The stripes in this garter stitch shawl are redolent of the artist's native land, Mexico. Frida wore native costume, shawls, scarves, and flowers in her hair at a time when tailored dresses, suits, and couture were the style of the day. She used her imagination to help her cope with injuries from an accident early in her life.
Wings for Frida Kahlo borrows on the traditions of a beginning garter knit tab plus the Faroe Island shoulder shaping technique, resulting in a simple shawl that is designed to stay on your shoulders. Worked in garter stitch, this is a warm, comfortable shawl. Directions are given for working the stripes as pictured, or you can play with the color and place your stripes wherever they "feel right" to you.
Designed by Celia Roberts for Jorstad Creek. Our model is in Jorstad Creek Hazelwood: Main Color (Silver), Color A (Caribou), Color B (Natural).
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S/M: Back neck finished measurement 4 in/10 cm x 20 in (51 cm) deep;
L/XL: Back neck finished measurement 6 in/15.25 cm x 23 in (58.5 cm) deep; wingspan approximately 47" across.
Jorstad Creek Hazelwood DK (100% organic merino, 220 yards per skein). Main Color - 2 skeins; Color A - 1 skein; Color B - 1 skein.
Size 5 mm (US 8) 40" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Locking stitch marker
18 sts & 19 rows = 10 cm/4 in in blocked garter stitch