Fin de Siècle
Fin de Siècle refers to the end of the 19th century, and one of the dominant art movements at the time was Art Nouveau. Inspired by the more unruly elements of nature, art nouveau is characterized by organic shapes, curling lines, and floral motifs. In the world of knitwear, entwining cables offer the perfect opportunity to explore this artistic style.
This shawl combines cabling with garter stitch stripes and slipped stitches to acheive cable strands that pop from the background, even though only one color is worked at a time. This technique is perfect for making the most of those highly variegated or watercolors skeins by pairing them with a semisolid or solid background color.
This pattern includes full written directions as well as charts, so you can choose which you prefer!