Stained Glass Window Scarf and Shawl by Wren Livingston

Stained Glass Window Scarf and Shawl

January 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
280 - 290 yards (256 - 265 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

My ‘Stained Glass Window’ Shawl and Scarf knitting pattern was originally available to download and purchase for £5. I have now decided to offer it for free, in return requesting that, if possible, the buyer make a donation to Cancer Research. The donation can be for any amount, however small.

The donation link is here:

This pattern was inspired by the stunning stained glass windows in the medieval Cathedral Abbey of St Albans.

The pattern reflects the feeling of gazing up at the windows from inside the cathedral. The way the bright variegated yarn is silhouetted against a solid dark background evokes the glittering sunlight shimmering through the brightly coloured glass, casting the stone walls surrounding them into shadowed relief.

This shawl or scarf would make a gorgeous gift for anybody with an interest in architecture or a passion for history. It would also be a very thoughtful token for someone of faith, and would make a beautiful and comforting prayer shawl.

You will need two colours – Yarn A (Solid) and Yarn B (variegated). I would recommend a picking a dark tone for Yarn A, providing the greatest possible contrast to a bright Yarn B.
The yarn used in the pictured projects was:
Yarn A (solid): James C. Brett Aztec in Colourway 12 – Black
Yarn B (variegated): Sirdar Giselle Aran in Colourway 139 – Cosmo
1 skein Yarn A (approx 190m, 100g) and 2 skeins Yarn B (approx 192m, 100g)
Yarn A (solid): Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Colourway 195 - Black
Yarn B (variegated): Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Colourway 625 – Kaleidos
2 skeins Yarn A (approx 384m, 200g) and 3 skeins Yarn B (approx 576m, 300g).

The yardage given by Ravelry is an estimate for the scarf - the final yardage will depend on how long your scarf is, or how many repeats you use in your shawl.