Winter Shadows wrap by Louise Zass-Bangham

Winter Shadows wrap

November 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch (stockinette)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Shawl 40cm/16" x 158cm/62"
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This pattern was only available in the British magazine Knit Now, Issue 15 but…Now copyright has reverted to me, the pattern is available singly in my Ravelry pattern store.

Inspired by winter trees silhouetted against cold skies, this perfect evening shawl plays with luxurious contrasts made in simple stripes. The opaque Scrumptious, with its beautiful silky sheen, contrasts beautifully with the airy Kidsilk Haze.

The Scrumptious gives the most gorgeous drape and adds warmth for a winter evening. The sheer mohair/silk stripes give a hint of what’s hiding underneath, so you don’t feel that your party dress has vanished under a big wrap.

The irregular widths of the stripes keep it modern and interesting to knit. This is a perfect TV or knit-night project for a more experienced knitter.

I remember being frustrated by the lack of gorgeous knits for novices; all the glamorous stuff seemed beyond my abilities. I believe knitting doesn’t have to be difficult to be beautiful.

Shawl 40cm/16” x 158cm/62”


  • Fyberspates Scrumptious DK/worsted 45% silk 55% merino, 220m/240yds per 100g skein. 2 x skeins Slate 109
  • Rowan Kidsilk Haze 70% super kid mohair 30% silk, 210m per 25g ball. 2 x balls Anthracite 639
  • 4.5mm & 5mm circular needles with minimum 120cm/47” cable. The shawl is worked flat; the circular needles are needed because it is worked sideways so it is a lot of stitches but few rows.

18 sts & 26 rows to 10cm/4” square over stocking stitch (stockinette) before blocking