A Dash of Shawl by Turquoise Toque Designs

A Dash of Shawl

January 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
805 - 1100 yards (736 - 1006 m)
Regular (Super-Sized)
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I dyed some sport weight yarn as tests for colours for a sweater I was planning. In the end, I had several shades of wool that I thought would work great in a garter stitch striped scarf. My problem was that by introducing stripes I would create a ‘wrong side’ to my garter stitch, which could show on the scarf when I wore it. I decided to add ‘A Dash of Shawl’ shaping to the scarf so that it would easily wrap around the neck without the wrong side ever seeing the light of day. (Or the light of winter, which I must admit is dark enough that maybe no one would have noticed.)

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’A Dash of Shawl’ is a garter stitch scarf with shawl shaping to divide the scarf into 5 or 7 sections, depending on which size you make. The shaping gives it a really nice drape and makes it an easy wrap to wear. A bit of striping allows for some options, and is a good way to divide up the knitting on what is otherwise a basic beginner pattern.

Regular (Super-sized)
Width - 8.75” OR 22cm
Inside Length - 4’-8 1/2” (6’-5 1/2”) OR 143.5 (197) cm
Outside Length - 9’-10” (13’-4”) OR 301 (407.5) cm
The regular sized scarf wraps around the neck once, while the super-sized scarf wraps around the neck twice.

17 sts/42 rows in 4 inches (10 cm) in garter stitch

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport, 100% Peruvian Highland wool, 137 yards (125 meters) per 50g ball, OR
Rowan Felted Tweed DK, 50% Merino wool 25% Alpaca 25% Rayon, 191 yards (175 meters) per 50g ball, OR
Any sport weight wool that knits to gauge.

Main Colour: 605 (825) yards, OR 555 (750) meters
Contrast Colour 1: 46 (63) yards, OR 42(57) meters
Contrast Colour 2: 46 (63) yards, OR 42(57) meters
Contrast Colour 3: 50 (68) yards, OR 45 (62) meters
Contrast Colour 4: 57 (78) yards, OR 53 (71) meters

Techniques Used
Cable Cast on
Garter Stitch
Yarn Overs