Change Your Mind Shawl by Kountingsheep

Change Your Mind Shawl

June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1071 - 1175 yards (979 - 1074 m)
One size
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Change Your Mind Shawl was born out of a happy accident because I couldn’t decide on what pattern to create or colors to use. Sometimes momentary indecision can lead to a creative breakthrough. Instead of ripping out my work, I just kept going. It’s rare when I don’t plan out a design beforehand, so it was fun to let the creating happen as I knit. The simple garter stitch makes for a soothing project while the eyelets and color changes add just the right pop of fun.

Change Your Mind Shawl is an elongated triangle shawl that uses 3 colors of fingering weight that fade from dark to light. The fading sections use rows of eyelets to create both a lace pattern and a shift in colors. This shawl is a great way to use 3 special fingering weight yarns from your stash. And if you change your mind about the colors, you can always make another one!

Change Your Mind Cowl pattern here.


  • Length down center spine: 30”/76 cm
  • Wingspan: 64”/163 cm

16 sts and 32 rows (16 garter ridges) = 4”/10 cm after blocking

US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles with long cable for holding lots of stitches (40” circular or larger)


  • C1: Hedgehog Fibres Sock (90% merino wool, 10% nylon; 437 yards/399 meters; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein) in color Ruin

  • C2: Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Hand Paint (80% wool, 20% nylon; 357 yards/326 meters; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein) in color Andromeda Speckle

  • C3: Plymouth Yarn Estilo Hand Dyed (80% merino wool, 20% silk; 381 yards/348 meters; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein) in color Grey Mix

  • Or similar fingering weight yarns in 3 fading/gradient/coordinating colors of choice, 1 skein of each color, approximately 357 yards/326 meters per skein; total 1071 yards/978 meters of yarn