Broken by Rachel Molenaar


December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
easily modified to suit your desired size and/or available yardage
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This semi-circular shawlette is worked top-down. Four textured panels extend like spokes of a wheel, interrupted by broken-mesh wedges. The broad cast-on edge curves around your neck, and the full shape hugs shoulders like a shrug.

The pattern can be extended or shortened in 10-row increments, making it simple to customize the size and use more or less yarn.

The sample shows off the unusual “Walker” colorway by independent dyer Bohemia Fibers. Amy has a knack for creating beautiful and unusual colorways, and is especially well-known for her “inspiration” colorways.

Broken is part of the Lovelorn collection. Each of three shawlettes in the collection can be made with a single skein of fingering-weight yarn. Look for Heartsick (lace border worked sideways, crescent-shaped, short-row body) and Crushed (top-down, heart-shaped, lace and nupps).