The Beaubourg Shawl, designed by the talented Julie Knits in Paris, is a magnificent wrap designed to be knit with 4 skeins each of our hand-dyed Urth Yarns Uneek (MC) and Monokrom Worsted Yarns (CC). This shawl uses approximately 1700 yards of Worsted yarn in self striping colors paired with a luscious, slightly variegated tonal yarn to create a colorful shawl with depth and character. Grab your US 7 needles to cast on and knit your shawl inspired by the Beaubourg Museum of Contemporary Art in Paris.
Choose your Urth Yarns Uneek and Monokrom Worsted Yarns HERE to create your own "Uneek" color combination.
Push your creative boundaries and pick from our Worsted yarns to create a work of art all your own. Here are a few recommendations from Paradise:
Malabrigo Rios / Kollage Happiness Worsted / Noro Kureopatora / Noro Taiyo / Noro Silk Garden Solo
Note from the designer: “When Urth Yarns asked me to be part of their Knitters of the World programme, I loved the idea of designing knitwear inspired by my geographical identity. Beaubourg is a Museum of contemporary art in Paris. Some will tell you it is an eyesore, but I am partial to this colourful building in the very heart of grey Paris. Beaubourg is a large rectangular wrap that features two-colour brioche and slipped stitches against a background of garter stitch to represent the colourful pipes that run up the façade of the museum.” - Julie Dubreux / Julie Knits in Paris
photos by Julie Dubreux / Julie Knits in Paris
Yarn weight: Worsted
Yardage: 1673 - 1750 yards (1530 - 1600 m)
- MC: 4 x Urth Yarn, Uneek Worsted, 100% extrafine merino, 200 m / 220 yds /100 g.
- Pictured: Col. 4004 (Rainbow gradient). 780 m / 853 yds
- CC: 4 x Urth Yarn, Monokrom Worsted, 100% extrafine merino, 200 m / 220 yds /100 g.
- Pictured: Col. 4063 (Darker grey gradient). 750 m / 820 yds
Needles: 4.50 mm / US7 circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle
- 15 stitches x 30 rows = 10 cm / 4 in over garter stitch after blocking
- 15 stitches x 15 rows = 10 cm / 4 in over brioche stitch after blocking
Finished measurements: Beaubourg is a rectangular wrap.
- Length: 180 cm / 71 in
- Width: 77 cm / 30 in