Grass is Greener by Turquoise Toque Designs

Grass is Greener

March 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
735 yards (672 m)
One Size - 69.25" (176 cm) wingspan, and 15" (38 cm) depth at centre
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Have you ever started knitting something only to find you like the ‘wrong side’ better? With the Grass is Greener shawl, just flip it over - the grass is greener on the other side! (Or in my case, the shawl is greener…)

The idea for this pattern started when a couple of testers for the Rays & Rainbows shawl found that they liked the wrong side of the brioche section better than the right side. That pattern wasn’t reversible, so I set out to create a similar shawl pattern where either side can be the ‘right side’.

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Grass is Greener is worked from the centre outward starting with a cast on that is wide enough to start the seven wedges that form the shawl. These wedges alternate between Brioche and Garter Stitch. Increases within the centre wedge occur on both sides, while increases within the other wedges only occur on one side.

One size, but easily expandable through more repeats if you have additional yardage.
Wingspan: 69.25” (176 cm)
Depth at Centre: 15” (38 cm)

On US Size 6 (4 mm) needles, after blocking:
20 sts/ 46 rows in 4” (10 cm) in striped garter stitch, (23 garter ridges will be visible) and
13 sts/ 46 worked rows in 4” (10 cm) in two colour brioche (13 sts/ 23 rows will be visible).

US Size 6 (4 mm) circular needle, or size to match gauge, 40” (100 cm) length.

Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Socknado, 80% Superwash Fine Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 385 yards (350 meters) per 100 gram skein, OR
Any fingering weight yarn with similar properties that knits to gauge.

Main Colour (MC):
1 Skein, shown in Midnight Swim.
385 yards (350 meters)

Contrast Colour (CC):
1 Skein, shown in Frolic.
350 yards (320 meters)

The grey & white sample is knit up in Madelinetosh Tosh Sock, using colours Charcoal and Hepburn.

Techniques Used
Long tail Cast-on
Two-colour Brioche