Zen Garden Shawl


Regular price $ 3.75 USD
Zen Garden Shawl
Zen Garden Shawl
Zen Garden Shawl

Difficulty: Intermediate
Size: 52x27 inches
Instructions: Written directions with chart


Zen Garden is a sophisticated, asymmetrically shaped wrap in reverse stockinette stitch with a zigzag lace panel and a twisted knit stitch column in a contrasting color.

The inspiration for this accessory comes from traditional Japanese Zen gardens I’ve been fortunate enough to visit over the years. There is typically a carefully raked sand or gravel bed, resembling ripples on water, against which a few elements are carefully arranged.

In this shawl, the raked background is created with reverse stockinette stitch, and there are two elements added: a lace knit panel of geometric design and a twisted knit stitch column in a contrasting color.

I used Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns YUMMY 2-PLY Fingering yarn for this accessory: 2 full skeins Bokhara and 1 small skein of Dark Aquarius.