Curator Suite

eight different constructions, four shapes, two gauges

I often hear knitters speaking of their stash as some sort of adversary or an impending doom that must be kept at bay. I like to think of my stash as a collection that requires careful cultivation and curation. I found that my selection of hand-dyed yarns (specifically in sock quantities) was in need of more dedicated attention. Hence the Curator Suite. Each shawl shown used the equivalent of 3 pairs of socks worth of yarn. 4 triangles, 2 rectangles, 1 square and 1 parallelogram all formed on the same basic shaping principles and in the same stitch pattern to perfectly showcase the reason why I fell in love with hand-dyed yarn in the first place.

approximately 800–1200 yds of fingering weight yarn
scrap yarn for provisional cast-on

Needles & Notions
size 5 US/3.75mm circular 32″ needles or longer for open gauge
size 3 US/3.25mm circular 32″ needles or longer for dense gauge
stitch markers
tapestry needle

Suggested Gauge
open: one pattern repeat (8 sts) = 1.5″
dense: one pattern repeat (8 sts) = 1.125″

Stack Sample
Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino (4 skeins/700 yds) of 1 colorway and (2 skeins/350 yds) of another, changing colors at the end of a full repeat
dense gauge
13″ x 52″

Shift Sample
Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino (2 skeins/350 yds) of 3 different colors changing colors whenever the yarn ran out (even in the middle of a row, any row)
open gauge
16″ x 68″, including points

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