Greener on MY Side by Kino Knits

Greener on MY Side

by Kino Knits
August 2017
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
350 - 800 yards (320 - 732 m)
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Love shawls with flexible yardage requirements? Check out The Tolstoy Collection, The Chekhov Collection, and Carrick Bend Shawl.

Mini-skein kits are hard to resist – knitters want to gobble them up like candy. But what do you DO with them? This stylish and fun-to-knit shawl aims to solve that problem and specifies options for your choice of 4 to 6 colors. Because the stitch pattern counts are harmonized with the regular increases that make a crescent-shaped shawl, you never have to worry about counting your stitches! Furthermore, you can knit any size shawl you want – each section is based on an approximate percentage system, so you finish your shawl when you run out of yarn.

The sample was designed with a mini-skein set of four shades of gray in a gradient with a pop color of bright green for a total of 5 colors, all of equal weight and length. Of course, you can knit this shawl with any color combinations you want or even with leftovers. But what if you don’t have 5 colors? This pattern includes a handy chart to create a delightful shawl with anything from 4 to 6 colors. Because of changes in the number of colors, some sections may be narrower or wider than in the sample. However, the stitch counts should always work!

Important: This system presumes that each of your mini-skeins is of equal yardage.

Difficulty Level: Adventurous beginner: Skills include garter tab cast on, simple increases, slipped stitches, simple lace, short rows for bind-off, and weaving in ends.

Shape and Dimensions:
Crescent and highly adaptable to any yarn amount!

  • 100 g of sock yarn will give you a shawl about 57”/145 cm wide and 15”/38 cm deep.
  • 150 g of sock yarn will give you a shawl about 70”/178 cm wide and 20”/50 cm deep.

Miniskein set. Sample shown in LYDIA Sock gradient pack with contrast “The Grass is Greener on MY Side!”; (75% merino/25% nylon, 460 yards/420 m per 100 g)


  • U.S. size 6 (4.0 mm) needles (or whatever size you need to get gauge), straights or circulars, whichever you prefer for knitting large flat projects
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Scale to weigh your yarn as you go
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Blocked Gauge:
22 stitches and 35 rows per 4”/10 cm in stockinette after aggressive wet blocking

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