Colour Melt Shawl by Kristen Finlay

Colour Melt Shawl

February 2017
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1258 - 1312 yards (1150 - 1200 m)
One Size
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This shawl is the easiest, stress-free colourwork project you’ll ever knit. No matter what colour combination you choose, the colour-melt effect will pull all your colours together, creating a cohesive colour scheme that will ultimately make a wonderful statement piece. Included in the pattern is instructions for a three-coloured version as well as a six coloured-version and two border options.

Pattern Notes
The Colour Melt Shawl is a simple top-down, triangular shawl that allows you to play with colour. The shawl can be knit with either three or six colours that are ‘melted’ into each other by simply knitting with two strands of each colour. It’s fun and simple to knit, making a great statement piece to wear when you are finished.

Needing help choosing or placing colours? We have put together a video on our Journal all about this shawl with some tips on putting together colour combinations.
This shawl also comes with a few different options for the border. You can choose to knit a lace border with or without a picot edge. You can also choose a more modern look that is a simple garter stitch border.

The ‘colour melt’ (where the yarn is held double) occurs in sections 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 of the pattern. An easy way to keep track of the number of repeats worked for the body of the shawl, is to count the garter ridges on the RS; one garter ridge is one repeat.

Finished Measurements
Length: 62” (157.5 cm)
Depth: 26” (66cm)

3 Colour Version (shown in green and purple).
Skein Top Draw Sock
85% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon
437 yards/400 metres in 100g
3 skeins in contrasting colours
Colourways – CC1 Make Hay While The Sun Shines, CC2 China Town, CC3 Wasabi

6 Colour Version (shown in the bright pink, yellow and grey).
We used a random mix of our fingering weight yarns. You will need six 40-50g skeins of fingering yarn in contrasting colours. The colours we used were a mix of one-of-a-kind colourways. Check out our video that will help you choose colours for this shawl.

3.75 mm/US 5


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