Farbenfroh is German and means colorful, literally color happy. It is the perfect shawl for heavily variegated sock yarn that is just too gorgeous for your feet. It is knit from the top down using any amount of yarn you would like, increasing on every other row to create its crescent shape. The wings are knit in garter stitch with a drop stitch pattern insert that really shows off the colors. The shape of this shawl allows it to drape nicely on your shoulders and stay there.
Finished dimensions after washing and blocking:
Approximately 39“/99 cm high and 27“/69 cm wide with one skein of Wollmeise 100%.
Skill Level: beginner/intermediate
Yarn: Approximately 575.0 yards (525.8m) of variegated fingering weight yarn, I used 1 skein of Wollmeise 100% in the Pfauenauge color way and Malabrigo Sock 440.0 yards (402.3m) in the color 416 Indiecita from www.yarnoverberlin.de
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm
Notions: 2 stitch markers, darning needle to weave in the ends.
Gauge: 20 sts/ inches per 4”/10 cm after blocking in garter stitch, although gauge is not important, but your final dimensions and yardage requirements may vary if your gauge is different.