Chasing Rainbows by Jeanne Stevenson

Chasing Rainbows

October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
460 - 800 yards (421 - 732 m)
Shawlette and Shawl
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Inspired by rainbows that stretch in a full arch across the sky, this simple shawl is created using wedge shaping, stripes, and purl bumps.

Alternating two skeins of yarn - a solid and a highly variegated - this shawl showcases hand painted yarn. Great for using bright skeins of sock yarn!

The colorway “Kansas” was dyed specifically for this shawl – the bit of rainbow in the variegation is used as a template for creating an interestingly random texture.

The pattern includes 2 different versions of this shawl - one knit in DK weight and one knit in fingering weight.

DK Weight: 47” long by 16.5” deep.
Fingering Weight 59” long by 20.5” deep.

DK Weight: 9 stitches = 2 inches in stockinette stitch. Fingering Weight: 12 stitches = 2 inches in stockinette stitch.

With simple techniques and the yarn doing most of the work Chasing Rainbows is quick and fun to knit!