Degreenify by Josh Ryks-Robinsky


May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1600 - 2400 yards (1463 - 2195 m)
Small (Large)
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Time to grab a wicked color palette from your favorite yarns and get knitting your very own Degreenify shawl!

Made to make those color fades and shades POP, Degreenify is a simple shawl that uses simple knits, purls, yarn overs, and a wee bit of short row shaping to make a gorgeous wrap that you’ll want to defy the cold weather with in STYLE!


  • SMALL: 60 in / 152 cm in length; 28 in / 71 cm in width.
  • LARGE: 90 in / 229 cm in length; 34 in / 86 cm in width.

(Note: Size may vary depending on individual knitter’s yarn choices, gauge, and blocking preferences.)

Recommended yarn: Seven colors of fingering weight yarn in 7 semi-solid/tonal/speckled colors. Pick colors that flow into each other and blend!

Sample used: (from lightest to darkest):

SMALL: 716knit 716solo (100% Merino; 400 yd/366 m) in “Dracula Doesn’t Use Bleach” (A), “Baby Like His Supper?” (B), and “Watching Too Many Creature Features” (C). Hedgehog Fibres Sock (90% Merino/10% Nylon; 437 yd/400 m) in “Oracle” (D), “Spook” (F), and “Purple Reign” (G). Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% Merino; 400 yd/366 m) in “Jelly Bean” (E).

LARGE: Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% Superwash merino; 400 yd/366 m per 100g) in the color way “Fly” (A); Fidget (100% Superwash Merino; 400 yd/365 m per 100 g) in the color way “Reef” (B); LadyDyeYarns Superwash Fingering (100% Superwash Merino; 425 yd/388 m per 100g) in the color way “Umbrella” (C); Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Superwash Merino; 420 yd/384 m per 100g) in the color ways “Kelp” (D), “Cousteau” (E), and “Dubrovnik” (F); Madelinetosh Tosh Mo Light (80% Superwash Merino/20% Mohair; 420 yd/ 384 m per 100g) in the color way “Leopard” (G)



  • Color A: 220 yd/200 m
  • Color B: 240 yd/220 m
  • Color C: 240 yd/220 m
  • Color D: 220 yd/200 m
  • Color E: 220 yd/200 m
  • Color F: 220 yd/200 m
  • Color G: 200 yd/ 183 m


  • Color A: 350 yd/320 m
  • Color B: 410 yd/375 m
  • Color C: 410 yd/375 m
  • Color D: 325 yd/297 m
  • Color E: 325 yd/297 m
  • Color F: 325 yd/297 m
  • Color G: 280 yd/ 256 m

Needles: One set of US size 5/3.75 mm 40 in/100 cm circular needles.

Gauge: 6 sts to the inch in Garter Stitch on US size 5/3.75 mm needles.

Notions: 16 (22) stitch markers, tapestry needle, and scissors

Techniques Used in this Pattern: SLPYO (German) Short Rows, simple YO increases, k2tog/SSK decreases, color changes (stripes), and basic knit/purl stitches.