Colorama Crescent Shawl in 4 sizes
Alternate one solid yarn with one slowly-self-striping yarn in the fingering-to-sport weight range, and make this breathtaking piece to wear.
Colorama is shaped as most of a circle. This helps it not fall off your shoulders while you move, and is flattering to many shapes and heights.
The patterning is all done on the knit side. Simple eyelets with zigzag/chevron patterning make a simpler knit than many shawls, with all of the visual “pow!” Two rows with one yarn followed by two rows of the other come out looking as if they are much more than stripes, but that is how easy it is.
This shawl has attracted much attention during the test knitting phase. It is guaranteed to land you some lovely complements while you wear it!
The pattern works top down. This means you can stop when you run out of yarn, or when you like the look where it is.
Don’t limit yourself to literal sizing on this one. The blue one wrapped around necks in photos here is the XS/Sprite. The Goddess size is generous for drapey, luxurious wrapping even on smaller folks. I also have two Goddess-sized friends who tried on the Diva (M-L) size and felt it warmed their shoulders without getting in their way.
I have specified that all shawls are knit to the same length (it reaches about elbow length). However, you are the boss if you want it to be longer and you have enough yarn! Also, I have made one little ruffle-shawl collar with one solid-color skein of alpaca cast on as a Goddess size, and bound off when I ran out. View project photos of quick collar here.
In these photos, the blue-purple one (on models) is the XS/Sprite size. The lighter raspberry-pink version is Princess/Small. The darker magenta/plum version is Diva/M-L, and the aqua/blue-green version is Goddess/XL-3X sized.
Big thanks to Winona, Lindsay and Anne for modeling. Thanks to Diana, Sarah-Ashley and Kristina for test/sample knitting. Friends like these are golden.