Colours of Spring Shawl by Sarah Dawn

Colours of Spring Shawl

June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
880 yards (805 m)
One Size; 76 inch (193 cm) Wingspan, 22 inch (56 cm) depth. Size is adjustable.
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The idea of a striped shawl using gradient sets had been something I’d been considering for a bit. It was some experimentation with gradient swatches that led to the creation of this shawl!

The Colours of Spring Shawl starts with a Garter Tab Cast on, and then is shaped into a crescent by 4 increases every two rows. The shawl is knit in alternating sections of garter stitch and lace. It was specifically designed to work up using mini-skein sets. The instructions are written and the lace motif is charted and written. There are two options for edging the shawl. The sample is edged with an i-cord bind off, but the pattern includes instructions for a ruffled edge, as well.

The sample was knit using two of a fingering-weight 100% Superwash Merino gradient set from OceanWind Knits. If you’re substituting yarns, I’d suggest a fingering or sport weight with a mostly wool content. The placement of the garter stripes can be adjusted to account for differing yardages between mini-skein sets.

Note that gauge and yarn weight are both flexible for this pattern, though it will change the appearance and/or size of the finished object.

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This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. The pattern has been both tested and tech-edited.

Techniques Used:
Garter Tab Cast On
Decreases: k2togtbl, sl 2 k1, p2sso
Increases: yo, kfbf
Picking up stitches from garter stitch
I-cord bind off
Stretchy bind off using k2togtbl

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Newest Update: August 10, 2018