Chopmist is an asymmetrical shawl. It alternates bands of garter stitch with bands of color blocking. It is knit from the bottom up.
I designed it for yarns with long color changes but it would also be lovely in a two color version.
600 yards of fingering weight yarn are needed.
I made one sample using Noro SIlk Garden Fingering and one using Jill Draper Makes Stuff Rifton.
For the Noro sample, I bought 2 skeins in the same colorway. For my “Color A” skein, I used the tail from the center. For “Color B”, I used the second skein working from the tail on the outside of the ball. My main objective was to have as much contrast as possible between the 2 ends I was working with.
I really enjoyed the feel of the silk garden fingering but Kureyon fingering could work as well. You really can’t go wrong with the palette available from Noro. Every time I thought I had seen all the colors in the skein I would start another section and find more colors. I haven’t used Noro in awhile and it was fun to rediscover the “magic”.
This design could also be worked in 2 solids, 1 solid and 1 multi or 2 multis in different colorways. Use your imagination!
If you use Rifton you will definitely want to check gauge so you don’t run out of yarn. ( I had about 6” of yarn to spare when I made mine) For the Rifton (which comes wound into a big center pull cake) I used the center pull as “Color A” and the tail on the outside as “Color B”.
Measurements: 71” wingspan, 23” at deepest point.
( In case you’re wondering about the name of this pattern. I use street names for patterns a lot, maybe because I seem to spend half my time in the car driving kids here, there and everywhere. Chopmist Rd. is in Scituate, RI. I passed it on the way to go to the yarn store to get the Noro yarn. When I got home I looked up the meaning of Chopmist on Google and found that it had been the site of a listening post during World War II and it was also considered as a site for the UN. More wacky Rhode Island history.)