Brain Space Shawl by Shaina Scott

Brain Space Shawl

October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
690 - 830 yards (631 - 759 m)
58” / 147 cm wide x 26” / 66 cm deep (easily adjustable)
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October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day, Brain Space has been created as a collaborative fundraising project between YumiYarns & Alive with Purpose yarns. Because of this, I’m not running my normal pattern launch sale & instead I will be donating 50% of the Brain Space pattern proceeds for the month of October to mental health services in MN.

Alive with Purpose always donates 20% of their sales to Mental Health Services in MN. They have beautiful hand-dyed colorways that are perfect for mixing and matching in a Brain Space Shawl or any other project you may wish to make.

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Sometimes we just need to play with pretty yarn and make something fun. Brain Space came about because I adore vibrant, multi-colored yarn and for once I didn’t want to try and “normalize” an extravagant colorway with a more subdued semi-solid contrast. I wanted to design a shawl that was just as textural and energetic as the yarns that inspired it, but I also wanted it to be easy and fun to knit from cast-on to bind-off.

Worked from the top-down, this triangle shawl features eyelets and elongated cables for the simple, textural patterning. It’s easy to customize the size by adding or subtracting rows, just keep in mind the amount of yarn for the tassels if you’re planning to add them!

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Pattern includes a written Tassles Tutorial. Photo tutorial for making tassels can be found on the YumiYarns Learn page.

This pattern has been test knit and tech edited.
(Thanks, Kathie & test knitters!)

Sample Size
58” / 147 cm wide x 26” / 66 cm deep

Approx 415 yds / 380 m each of 2 colors in Fingering Weight

Sample Used:
Alive with Purpose
100% SW Merino Fingering
100% - Super Wash Merino
415 yds (380 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)

In the Colorways:
C1 – Champs Elysees (blues)
C2 - Marietta (neons)

US 3 (3.25 mm) circular or straight needles or size to obtain gauge


  • Cable Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

16 sts and 32 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette, blocked

Stitches Used
(Visit the YumiYarns Learn page for Photo & Video Tutorials)

  • Bind Off

  • Cast On

  • Elongated 3/3 Right Cable

  • Elongated 3/3 Left Cable

  • Knit

  • Knit 2 Stitches Together

  • K1 Elongated Thrice

  • Make 1 Right

  • Make 1 Left

  • Purl

  • Pick-Up and Knit

  • Slip

  • Slip, Slip, Knit

  • YO