ChevFade by Josh Ryks-Robinsky


October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1120 - 1200 yards (1024 - 1097 m)
One Size
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Do you love chevrons and color? Then grab a palette that makes your heart SING, grab your needles and stitch markers, and get knitting!

The Chev-Fade shawl uses seven colors in a fade configuration (dark to light OR light to dark) and pairs them with simple short rows, increases and decreases, I cord selvedge edges, and a bit of eyelet mesh at the end to make this stunning shawl!

Size: 60 in/ 152 cm along the top edge; 24 in/ 61 cm along the widest point of the shawl. Shawl size may vary, depending on individual knitter’s gauge, yarns used, and blocking preferences.

Recommended yarn: Seven colors of fingering weight yarn in a D to L or L to D configuration.

Sample Used:

The Plucky Knitter Snug Fingering (70% Merino/20% Cashmere/10% Alpaca; 385 yd/352 m) in the color ways: Black Watch (C1); Nessie (C2); Highlander (C3); Stuart (C4); Tartan (C5); Hamish (C6); and Glen (C7)


  • C1: 130 yd/120 m
  • C2: 100 yd/90 m
  • C3: 100 yd/90 m
  • C4: 130 yd/120 m
  • C5: 160 yd/146 m
  • C6: 100 yd/90 m
  • C7: 400 yd/365 m

Needles: One set of 32 inches (80 cm) or greater US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles.

Gauge: 5.5 - 6 sts to the inch in garter stitch on a US size 5/3.75 m needle

Notions: Stitch Markers, scissors, tapestry needle.

Techniques in this pattern: I-Cord Tab Cast On, SLPYO short row, color changes, stripes, Centered Double Decreases (CDD), M1R/L, YO, garter stitch, simple eyelet mesh.

A HUGE thank you to my amazing testers: Ellen, Nic, Hattie, Liz, and Lauren! Much love to you amazing knitters! <3