Bring Me Sunshine by Jem Arrowsmith

Bring Me Sunshine

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
437 - 875 yards (400 - 800 m)
One size
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About this Pattern

Named after the famous Morecambe and Wise Song, Bring Me Sunshine is a simple shawl that has been designed to make the most of a pretty skein of yarn (or two!). The joy of this pattern is that it has easy-to-memorize stitches which quickly fall into smooth rhythm, and you can very easily adapt it to make a larger two skein version if you like your shawls a bit bigger.

An asymmetric triangle pattern in shape, as you knit your shawl, parallel tracks of stockinette stitch and a simple ‘yo, k2tog’ lace stitch grow side-by-side to create ‘rays’ of colourful stitches, allowing your yarn to truly shine! The pull of the lace pattern also distorts the angle of the stitches so you end up with an almost zig-zag effect of colours which works brilliantly for colourful, variegated yarns.

If you are new to knitting lace, this shawl would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Using just yarnover and k2tog stitches to create the lace, each section is worked between markers so you can easily keep count of your stitches. A video tutorial on how to work the ‘yo, k2tog’ stitch combination can be found here

And there are also some handy hints and tips that will help you ‘read’ your stitches and stay on track!

Pattern Notes

Stitches Used – Sl1 wyif, knit, purl, kfb, yo, k2tog, ‘yo, k2tog’ lace stitches

Sizes – One size

Measurements – The finished, blocked item has a wingspan of 77.5” (196cm) and a depth of 18” (45.5cm)


• 437-464yd / 400-425m, 3.5 oz / 100g 4 ply, sock or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree Knits Chora sock yarn, 75% merino / 25% nylon in the Arizona Sundown colourway
• US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
• 8 stitch markers (extra stitch markers will be required if you make a larger shawl)
• 1 tapestry needle for weaving in the ends

Gauge: 22 stitches and 33 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking

Pattern Testimonials

“This gorgeous shawl was fun to knit! The knitting quickly becomes intuitive. This is a great one-skein project for those fingering/sock weight skeins us knitters like to collect! Tonals, speckles, solids or slightly variagated skeins can be used” - Lisa

“A lovely, well written pattern that is easy to follow. Pattern is easy to memorise and is a nice, relaxing knit, with a beautiful shawl at the end” - Nicola

“If you have a 100g skein of yarn you love, this is a great pattern to show it off. Simple but beautiful” - Naomi

“Great fun project to knit with beautiful results. Easy to follow pattern whether following the chart or the written instructions” - Barb

“Super easy, super lovely, super wardrobe choice” - Doug

“A most enjoyable knit with a delightful pattern emerging. Sufficiently interesting without being too challenging” - Fiona