Stroll Hand Painted » Optical
Stroll Hand Painted » Optical

  0 customer reviews


Optical is a triangular shawl, worked from the top down starting with a garter tab. It uses a single skein of fingering weight yarn and, after the "source" setup, features a very short repeat so it can easily be worked to whatever length your skein of yarn allows, whether it's closer to 400 yards or 500 yards. The simple texture and slipped stitches make it a perfect choice for Stroll Hand Painted or that one skein of yarn that's a little too busy to be used in many patterns, but is too pretty to just be worked into vanilla socks.

The design was inspired by a tool often used in introductory physics classes known as "optical ray diagrams." These diagrams are used to understand the behavior of light as it travels from a source through lenses or reflects off mirrors. The design features a stockinette "light source" at the center top, from which rays of slipped-stitch "light" extend to the edges.

Optical (Pattern Download)
SKU: 15969D

Pattern Type: Knit
Difficulty: Beginner
Sizes Included: 40" wingspan x 16" deep
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yarn Line: Stroll Hand Painted
Yardage: 460
Fiber Type: Wool
Needle Sizes: US 5/3.5mm 32" circular needle

Downloadable patterns do not apply toward the free shipping threshold.

IDP logo IDP logo