This wall hanging is a fun change-of-pace project that can be knit in an evening. This pattern is knit from the top down and uses simple intarsia colorwork with minimal color changes per row. The fabric is decreased to a midpoint towards the bottom of the piece, providing the perfect foundation for its chic fringed bottom edge! A wooden dowel or large pair of knitting needles is then fastened to the top of the tapestry to provide support for hanging.
Time: Weekend Project
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Finished Size 15’’ width, 20’’ length (without fringe)
Gauge: 8 sts and 12 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter
Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky (50% Wool 50% Acrylic; 60 yards [55 meters] /100 grams): 1 Skein each of C1 Vanilla Cream (907), C2 Dolphin Blue (936), C3 Blood Orange (919), C4 Vintage Pink (955), C5 Racing Green (927), C6 Coffee Bean (910)
Needles: US size 17 (12.0 mm) straight needles
Notions: Wooden Dowel, tapestry needle, bobbins (optional)
- To work an intarsia chart, drop old yarn and twist counter-clockwise once around new yarn at each color change.
- For each strand of yarn, you may find it easier to use an intarsia bobbin or roll your yarn in the butterfly method.
- It is easiest to pick up a new bobbin at each new color change, however, if there is already a bobbin of the same color on the row, you can carry the yarn behind the work to knit the second section.
In C1, cast on 30 stitches
Rows 1-46: K all sts referring to chart for intarsia colorwork changes here and throughout pattern.
Row 47: K2tog, K referring to chart to 2 sts before end, ssk. — 28 stitches
Row 48: SSK, K referring to chart to 2 sts before end, k2tog. — 26 stitches
Rows 49-60: Repeat rows 47, 48. — End with 2 stitches
Weave in all ends, block to finished dimensions. Fasten fringe in C1 along the bottom edge of tapestry. In C1, whipstitch a wooden dowel or pair of large knitting needles to the top of the tapestry to provide support for hanging. Fasten a loop of yarn onto the dowel at the midpoint of the tapestry for hanging.