All Who Wander Shawl by Rachy Newin

All Who Wander Shawl

June 2018
Light Fingering ?
15 stitches and 9 rows = 4 inches
in dc
3.75 mm (F)
340 - 1030 yards (311 - 942 m)
Small (14" by 46"); Medium (16.5" by 51"); Large (20" by 58")
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Sometimes the kindest thing we can do for ourselves is give ourselves the space to wander. We may not know where we’re going or why we’re going there, but the wandering doesn’t have to mean we’re lost.

The All Who Wander Shawl meanders gently through the gradient. Basic dc rows alternate with simple openwork and the full beauty of the shawl isn’t revealed until you’ve completed the project. Give yourself space to enjoy the journey - the calming repetition of dc rows, the slow transition of the colors, and the joy of creating.

The sample was worked to a gauge of 4” = 15 sts and 9 rows in dc. Gauge is not essential as a shawl that is larger or smaller will still fit nicely, and the shawl can also be easily adjusted. If you’re using a different yarn, I recommend going up a hook size or two for slightly looser and more open dc rows.

Size can be customized by working extra/fewer repeats. A shorter piece will be closer to a scarf, and will be more easily worn around the neck. A larger piece can be worn as a scarf or a shawl.

When gauge is met, a 70g/340yds Small Evolution will net a shawl that measures 14” down the back and has a wingspan of 46”. A 100g/490yds Medium Evolution will net a shawl that measures 16.5” down the back and has a wingspan of 51”. A 140g/680yds Large Evolution (as shown in the sample) will net a shawl that measures 20” down the back and has a wingspan of 58”.

Yarn and colors
Thanks to Twisted Fiber Art for providing the yarn for this sample! I used a Large Arial Evolution in Carousel; the measurements for custom sizing are based on the yardages of a Small, Medium, and Large Evolution.

The pattern is specifically designed to work with a gradient. It highlights the subtle color changes and can be customized to size to use up as much as possible of the skein. It’ll also look amazing in a solid or tonal, or in a self-striping with larger blocks of color. If you use a variegated yarn, the openwork likely won’t be as visible.

Shape and construction
The pattern is worked seamlessly from the top down. The triangle is shorter in the back and wider along the neck for an accessory that is super wearable.

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