Solstice Shawl by Rachel Brockman

Solstice Shawl

November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
700 - 760 yards (640 - 695 m)
One Size
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Winter solstice occurs in late December in the northern hemisphere when the sun in the sky is farthest south. Summer solstice or midsummer is when the sun is farthest north. The Solstice shawl represents both of these events.

An arrow-like cable travels upward along one side of this shawl. At the very peak of the cable as the shawl has reached maximum width, the cable swirls a couple of times, and then changes direction as the “arrow” points downward toward the ending tip.

This shawl is worked from tip to tip, beginning and ending with just two stitches. When color B is introduced on Row 35, change colors when indicated using the intarsia method. After the body of the shawl is complete, stitches along the outer edge of the shawl are picked up and worked in garter stitch for a few rows before binding off.

You can find a blog post about this pattern here.


Length: 65”
Depth in Center: 15”

Universal Yarn Deluxe DK Tweed Superwash (90% superwash wool, 7% acrylic, 3% viscose; 100g/284 yds)
• 415 Cloud Blue (A) – 1 ball
• 412 Ebony (B) – 1 ball
• 406 Aegean (C) – 1 ball
Needles: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 32” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle, waste yarn

18 sts x 36 rows = 4” in garter stitch
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