Noro Woven Stitch Shawl
Update: Several people have commented that the pattern says to knit until you run out of yarn, so I wanted to clarify what I meant by that.
I created this pattern as a challenge to myself when I only had 3 balls of Noro on hand -- 2 Kureyon and 1 Retro (solid).
I was thinking maybe a few people might enjoy knitting this out of the odd balls of Noro in their stashes, so I posted it as a free pattern. I never dreamed it would become so popular -- a big thank you to everyone for all your wonderful projects!
I didn’t intend to strictly limit the pattern to a certain number of yards or colors -- please use as many yards and as many different colors as you wish!
I will try to update the pattern language soon to make it clear that the yardage and colors are flexible.
This shawl uses only two balls of Noro Kureyon and one ball of Noro Retro or Silk Garden Solo and works up quickly on larger needles using a simple slip-stitch pattern.
Gauge is not important since this shawl is designed to be knit until you run out of yarn.
This shawl works best in color-ways that share a few similar colors, such as in the sample shawl. You can also use two balls of the same color-way if you start at different points in the color run. Choose a solid color for the border that will “anchor” the overall color scheme of your shawl.
The Kureyon softens and drapes well after a wet-blocking technique which is included in the instructions.
Finished size after blocking: approximately 70” x 22”
UPDATE: This pattern is now available in French! MadlaineYarn has kindly provided a translation. Thank you Madlaine!
UPDATE: This pattern is now available in Danish! Translation kindly provided by Marianne Holmen. Thank you Marianne!
I’ve had several inquiries re using Noro Silk Garden for this instead of the Kureyon. It works just as well, but I recommend using the US9 (5.5mm) needles throughout the shawl since the Silk Garden is a slightly finer yarn than the Kureyon. The shawl will be slightly smaller since you’ll be using a smaller needle size.
And to clear up some confusion about the difference between Silk Garden and Silk Garden Solo: the Silk Garden is variegated, the Silk Garden SOLO is solid.
The Retro might be hard to find since it’s been discontinued but the Silk Garden SOLO is a good substitute.
It’s also possible to use other yarns in different weights with long variegations of color. The key is to use at least two different colorways that play well together.
What’s so wonderful about these kinds of yarns is that each shawl will be unique. I hope you will enjoy knitting this pattern!