Ilga Leja


Counterpoint (shawl and scarf)

When contrasting movements in music are produced as one note or melody is simultaneously played against another one, the result is multi-dimensional sound. In the same way, the Counterpoint shawl uses contrasting colour, bias construction, and short row shaping to create a design with non-stop interest.

No two sections are the same. They endlessly play against each other in varying tones.

When worked in a self-striping yarn, these differing notes are clearly sounded. Yet this pattern would also work well with a solid colour or handpainted yarn with gentle variegations.

Pattern Detail

  • charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • scarf and full-sized shawl available; see data pages for measurements
  • digital PDF has 15 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.5 mm
    • US 7
    • 16.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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