Brightly by Lesley Anne Robinson


January 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
744 yards (680 m)
One size: 78” / 198cm wingspan by 25” / 63.5cm depth
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Brightly is a symmetrical triangle shawl with garter stitch and ruffle stripes, ending with a simple garter lace border. This triangular shawl is knit flat, starting at the bottom tip, and widening out to the top. Alternating between garter stitch stripes with simple increases, and garter stitch ruffles, this shawl achieves its shape with steps along the edge. The shawl ends with a simple garter stitch lace that will be showcased at the top around your neck.

Grab 3 - 4 skeins of your favorite DK weight yarn and go to town!! There are so many fun combinations! Use mostly neutral yarns with a bright color POP for the lace edge, or use all one color for textural stripes and lace! This is a great pattern to showcase variegated or speckled yarns, too!

Skill level: Beginner. Techniques used: knitting, simple yarn-over increases, simple decreases, repetitive lace. The entire pattern is written, with the lace border charted for your convenience!

Size: One size; 78” / 198cm wingspan by 25” / 63.5cm depth; schematic included in pattern

Yarn: 744 yds / 680 m DK weight yarn

Color A: 410 yds / 375 m
Color B: 219 yds / 200 m
Color C: 115 yds / 105 m

Shown in:
Color A: 2 skeins Kate Selene Merino DK in Haze (100% Superwash Merino wool; 230 yds per 100g)
Color B: 1 skein Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Jelly (100% Merino wool; 219 yds per 115g)
Color C: 1 skein Kate Selene Merino DK in Emerald City (100% Superwash Merino wool; 230 yds per 100g)

Needles: 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used to accommodate large number of stitches.

Gauge: 16 sts x 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch (taken after blocking)

Tools: tapestry needle for weaving in ends, row counter

Credits: Many many thanks go out to Kate of Kate Selene yarns and Beata of Hedgehog Fibres for their beautiful yarns, and to all my test knitters for their help!! I also want to thank photographer Katlyn Crisman for capturing this shawl.