HIMEJI Gradation Pleats Shawl by EIJI TANUMA
The popular Japanese knitwear designer Eiji Tanuma (knittingbird.com) has come up with something very special for ITO: a shawl for spring that is an instant eye-catcher thanks to its color gradation and pleats. The pattern consists of garter stitch and single brioche stitches and is suitable for advanced beginners. The pattern is easily scalable for other dimensions (think wraps, blankets…). The combination of three shades of the same color creates a soft gradation. Thanks to the extensive color palette of ITO Kinu, there is something for every taste.
Length approx. 168 cm (66 ¼''), width approx. 20 cm (8'')
3x ITO Kinu (100% Silk; 50 gm / 425 m ~ 464 yds), one of each color
Version 1: #378 Salvia Blue / #379 Iron Blue / #380 Denim
Version 2: #350 Angora / #398 Oatmeal / #352 Logwood
Version 3: #389 White / #357 Vanilla / #359 Persimmon
Worked with three strands of ITO Kinu throughout.
ITO No. 8 号 (4.5 mm) single pointed needles, 23 cm / 9" long or 4.5 mm / US 7
or ITO No. 8 号 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 60 cm / 24" long
17 sts and 27 rows = 10 cm / 4" over pattern in rows using ITO No. 8 号 (4.5 mm)