Tsunami by Josh Ryks-Robinsky


July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
800 - 820 yards (732 - 750 m)
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Tsunami is a fun, quick shawl that is worked sideways to create alternating bands of garter stitch and inserted short rows to create a graphic, effective combo!

Super easy to knit and play with gradients, self-striping, and variegated yarns!

Size: 75 in/190 cm along the top edge from tip to tip X 21 in/54 cm along the center point at the widest part of the shawl. Shawl size may vary, depending on individual knitter’s gauge, yarns used, and blocking preferences.

Recommended yarn: Two colors of fingering weight yarn; one in a solid/tonal/semi-solid/speckle and the other in a self-striping, gradient, or crazy variegated to make the sideways bands POP!

Sample Used:

Version 1: 716knit 716solo (100% Superwash Merino; 400 yd / 365 m) in the color way “You taste like Ashes” (A - solid) and 716knit 716sock (80% Merino/20% Nylon; 400 yd/ 365 m) in the color way: “It’s the only Hair He’s Got; He’s an Alpaca” (B – self-striping)

Version 2: Fresh From the Cauldron SW Graduated (100% Merino; 400 yd / 365 m) in the color ways: “Worst of Weather” (A) and “Rose Like Thunder” (B)


  • Color A (Solid): 400 yd/ 365m
  • Color B (Self-striping): 400 yd/ 365 m

Needles: One set of US size 5/ 3.75 mm circular needles in a 32 in/80 cm length

Gauge: 6 sts to the inch/cm in Garter stitch on a US size 5/3.75 mm needle.

Notions: Scissors and tapestry needle.

Pattern is available in both regular and large print versions! Both are included with the download!

Many thanks to my tech editor and tester, Ann! <3