Topography Kerchief by Melissa Stajda
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Topography Kerchief

November 2014
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 - 430 yards (229 - 393 m)
Fingering weight version measures approximately 60” Wide x 20” Tall post-blocking (37” W x 14” T pre-blocking). DK weight version measures approximately 57” Wide x 16” Tall post-blocking (32” W x 12” T pre-blocking).
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

UPDATE:The “Topography Kerchief” pattern has been updated to include directions for a Fingering weight version!
Thank to the lovely Jen Hawes (hockeyberrypie) for all of her help! And thanks to everyone who requested this added version!


An elongated half-circle shaped shawl, designed to use one 100 gram skein of yarn.

My inspiration for designing this shawl was all of the single DK skeins of yarn I tend to collect, but am not sure quite what to do with. I could always knit a hat, but there are some skein that I covet, and refuse to waste on just any old project. I had bought this one skein of yarn in particular, “Smith and Wesson” DK from Republic of Wool. I fell in love, and saved it, and casted it on, then frogged it… I just need the perfect project. I tend to think of shawls as keepsake knits, items that I’ll always have and care for, so a shawl it was! But one skein of yarn isn’t going to get you much shawl, so here’s my solution: the Topography Kerchief.

I further demonstrated my love of this yarn by making the dye technique a design feature. You too can achieve this random and fun texture depending on your choice of yarn.

Happy Knitting!