Drift Blanket Shawl by Tif Neilan - tif handknits -

Drift Blanket Shawl

August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch worked on US 10.5/ 6.5 mm needle
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
615 - 625 yards (562 - 572 m)
One Size: Approximately 70”/ 178 cm wingspan x 30”/ 76 cm drop, post blocking
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Drift Blanket shawl, a new favorite for all occasions!

I wanted a shawl that could be easily paired with many outfits - casually or dressed up - a shawl I would grab for time and again. The design of the Drift Blanket shawl lends itself to both solid/tonal yarns as well as speckled/variegated colorways. Opt for tone on tone or a more dramatic pairing with high contrast - so many options to choose from - have fun with it!

Drift Blanket shawl is an asymmetrical shawl worked from side to side. The shawl begins with a handful of stitches and is worked to the end by increasing along one edge only to create the asymmetrical triangle shaping. The colorwork for this shawl is created with a slipped-stitch pattern (no stranded colorwork) using two colors. There are two finishing options for this shawl, a herringbone edge (Option A) or a garter stitch edge (Option B).

Yarn Requirements
DK weight
Suggested Yarn: The Fibre Co. “Luma”
50% merino, 25% cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk
137 yards / 125 meters per 50 grams

MC 340 yards / 309 meters
CC 275 yards / 250 meters

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Suggested Needles
US 10.5 / 6.5 mm needle or size needed for gauge, 30” /76 cm circular

US 11 / 8 mm needle 30” / 76 cm circular

US 13 / 9 mm needle 30” / 76 cm circular
(for optional herringbone stitch edge)

Note: When knitting herringbone, it is recommended to use a needle size larger than might be typical for a particular yarn weight. Using a set of interchangeable needles for herringbone stitch is also helpful.

Special Techniques
Lateral Braid
Herringbone stitch worked flat
I-cord bind off

darning needle

Gauge Information
16 sts / 21 rows per 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch (post blocking) on US 10.5 / 6.5 mm needle.

One size: Approximately 70”/ 178 cm wingspan x 30”/ 76 cm drop, post blocking