Impulse by Amanda Muscha


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Note: The markers added during the cast-on always have the center spine stitches between them, and just those four stitches.

Note: Impulse Beginning Row 9 should read:
K2, *M1R, k1, p1, RT, LT, p1, k1, M1L,** LT, RT,
rep from * to **, k2 (28 sts)

All knitters do it. We see a gorgeous ball of pricey yarn and say to ourselves, “Just one skein!” Sometimes it can be hard to decide how to use these amazing yarns that we buy in small quantities.

This gauge-less pattern will produce at least a small neck shawl with 100 yards of most yarns. Three examples (all using less than 250 yards!) are provided to help you visualize and choose the materials for your own project.

This pattern has been test-knit by amazing volunteers from The Testing Pool.


Worsted Weight Version
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden
Amount: 110 yards
Needles: US Size 8 (5.00 mm)
Finished Size: 34 in wide x 15 in long
86.4 cm wide x 38.1 cm long

Sock Weight Version
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock
Amount: 215 yards
Needles: US Size 6 (4.00 mm)
Finished Size: 40 in wide x 18 in
101.6 cm wide x 45.7 cm long

Lace Weight Version
Yarn: Jagerspun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18
Amount: 230 yards
Needles: US Size 3 (3.25 mm)
Finished Size: 46 in wide x 20 in long
116.8 cm wide x 50.8 cm long

Techniques Used
Make One Left, Make One Right, Left Twist, Right Twist