Stormy Monday is a triangular, bias knit shawl in five shades of grey - from soft light grey to charcoal. You start knitting from the lace edge on the left side, gradually decrease stitches at the top edge forming a triangle, and end with just two stitches at the right tip.
The shawl was inspired by the name and the colourway of the gradient yarn I used, Stormy Monday, from WooSheeps Etsy shop.
The pattern was tech edited by porpoise (Rachel Brown).
Long-tail cast-on, garter stitch, increases, decreases, working a lace pattern following either a chart or written instructions.
Wingspan: approx 178 cm/ 70 in.
Depth at the widest point: approx 62 cm/ 24.5 in.
(measured after blocking)
• lace pattern: 1 pattern repeat of 12 sts = 6 cm/ 2.4 in
• garter stitch: 20 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm/ 4 in
The gauge is not crucial for this project, but any differences will affect yarn amount needed, and finished size.
5 skeins of fingering yarn, approx 200 m/ 220 yds each:
Colour 1 = very light grey, Colour 2 = light grey, Colour 3 = medium grey, Colour 4 = dark grey, Colour 5 = charcoal.
I used WooSheeps Angus Gradient Yarn (set of 5 skeins of gradient yarn in shades of grey from very light grey to charcoal, 75% merino, 25% nylon, 212 m/ 232 yds per 50g, 1060 m/ 1159 yds per set of 5 skeins. Shown in colourway Stormy Monday.
Use yarn that blocks well.
4 mm/ US # 6 circular needle, 80 cm/ 32 in long
Take time to make a gauge swatch. Adjust needle size, if necessary.