the Spell Shawl by Shannon Squire

the Spell Shawl

October 2016
yarn held together
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with yarn held doubled
US 7 - 4.5 mm
900 yards (823 m)
one size, but customizeable
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Cast a spell anytime with this fun and fast shawl. Use a gradient set or skeins of fading speckles. I’ve done both, and can’t decide which I like better. Better make even more ;)

In order to make
a shawl that’s great
gather your tools.
Don’t be a fool…
order a kit.
And never quit
until you’re done.
But have some fun
for this shawl is rad…
and you’ll be sad
if you miss out on this
and all the bliss
from making a shawl
to wear all fall.

approximately 900 yards total fingering-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Featherlight in Spooky Gradient (six skeins, 150 yards each).

Finished measurements
BMFA version: wingspan: 65”; depth at center: 10”.
Hedgehog version (lightly blocked): wingspan: 91”;
depth at center: 15”.
Knitted Wit version (vigorously blocked):
wingspan: 99”; depth at center: 26”.

Instructions are given for two of the many options you can choose in making this shawl: the first is to take full advantage of the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Featherlight Gradient Kits, and the second is to use three skeins of speckled yarn that you’ll fade into each other. Any set of yarns you like together would work for this pattern, as long you don’t mind a bit of futzing. For any iteration you choose, be sure to employ the same technique of using cA held doubled, then cA & cB together, then cB held doubled, then cB & cC together, etc. This pattern was made to play, so have fun stash diving OR shopping for yarns to make this shawl.