Rothko No. 11

Issue: 149


Rothko No. 11 by Claire Montgomerie

Inspired by the luminous “glow” of Rothko’s work and the colours from one of his paintings, this top emulates the way the layers of paint merge to create a gradient of colour.

Find the pattern in 149 of Inside Crochet magazine.


* Kaos Organic Brushed Alpaca, 100% alpaca, 25g/225m/246yds

Yarn A: Natural 2001 x 1 (2, 2, 3) ball(s)

Yarn B: Sparkling 2020 x 1 (2, 2, 3) ball(s)

Yarn C: Fortunate 2016 x 1 (1, 2, 2) ball(s)

Yarn D: Glamorous 2024 x 1 (1, 2, 2) ball(s)

Yarn E: Charming 2029 x 1 (1, 2, 2) ball(s)

* 4mm hook


Any laceweight yarn will substitute here. Stick with brushed alpaca or mohair if you want to retain the airy look.


Claire is a textiles teacher and designer specialising in knit and crochet. Find out more at

This pattern is tagged with:

Age: Adult

Clothing: Top

Designer: Claire Montgomerie

Gender: Female

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