Merino & Mohair Shawl by Sarah Punderson

Merino & Mohair Shawl

April 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 yards (732 m)
78in/198cm wide by 22in/56cm deep
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A Boomerang shawl contrasting a merino fingering weight yarn with a lace weight mohair.

I love the shape of this wide, shallow, asymmetrical triangle, it’s so versatile and the bias drape is flattering. The exaggerated wingspan gives so many possibilities. It is an easy to follow pattern; rows of garter stitch, interrupted by the drop stitch pattern, creating a little drama, with a surprising little border. I used two yarns that are similar in color, but you could use contrasting yarns which could be very dramatic.

Techniques used: K2tog, Kfb, drop stitch, YO twice, (K1, P1, K1) in double YO. All techniques are explained.

Skill level: Advanced beginner to intermediate.

PATTERN NOTES: The shawl is started at one end with seven stitches. Increases are worked on one edge and
fewer decreases are worked on the opposite edge, slowly increasing the size of the shawl. You continue
working until you have about 11g of merino yarn remaining to work the decorative border.
After working 8 set-up rows, you repeat 32 rows, or a portion there of, until you are ready to work the
Both yarns are carried up one side in a clever edge stitch, so you don’t need to weave in any ends for the
color changing.
Instead of knitting a gauge swatch, I recommend that you measure your gauge after starting your shawl and
adjust your needle size if needed to match gauge.
All stitches that are slipped are slipped purlwise (as if you are going to purl the stitch).
Any fingering weight yarn and kid mohair/silk yarn can be used, even if it has less yardage than the yarns I used. More yardage can also be used to make a larger shawl. A little more of the fingering weight yarn is used than the mohair.