Happiness Shawl by Rachy Newin

Happiness Shawl

June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in dc
3.75 mm (F)
435 yards (398 m)
38”/96.5cm wingspan; 18”/46cm deep
low vision format available
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Designed for the Happiness-themed Yarnover Truck club, the Happiness Shawl is a repetitive and soothing project that allows you to focus on the beauty of the colors and the feel of the yarn. It’s a reminder that no matter what else is going on, we can pick up our hooks and yarn and give ourselves a moment of quiet contentment.

The pattern is easy to memorize and beginner friendly, using only dc, sc, and ch stitches. It’s easily adjustable, so you can work it to size and make sure you use up every scrap of yarn. And it includes a bunch of customization notes so you can make it all solid, all lace, or whatever combination of rows speaks to you.

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Sample used Apple Tree Knits Copper Sock Gradient, 435yds/100g in Relaxation Gradient
Thanks to Yarnover Truck for providing the yarn for the pattern sample!

Yarn, Yardage, and Colors
The sample was made with just 435yds/100g, but at that yardage it ends up as a smaller shawlette. The shawl is easily adjustable and can easily be worked to size, so for a larger shawl just add more yardage!

The stitch pattern pairs perfectly with a gradient, and it’s designed so the edging can be added at almost any point, so you can use up every scrap of yarn. For a larger gradient shawl, use a larger ball of yarn or work two gradients back to back.

The lace is large enough to be visible even with a variegated yarn and it’s detailed enough to look amazing with a solid or tonal too.

The sample was made with fingering weight, but the pattern works well with anything from a lace to worsted.

Size will vary based on gauge, yardage, and adjustments made. When worked as stated, shawl has a wingspan of 38”/96.5cm and measures 18”/46cm down the back. Size can easily be adjusted by working more repeats.

Skills Required
dc, ch, sc, Counting rows, Counting stitches, Working flat, Skipping stitches

Modifications and Adjustments
Notes are included for adjusting the following: adding more repeats; smaller/larger solid sections; smaller/larger lace sections; shawl that’s entirely lace; shawl that’s entirely solid; solid edging or edging as pictured

Overview of the Finished Object
The pattern is a top-down shallow triangle worked in one piece. It features solid sections interspersed with open lacework. It ends with a simple lacy edging, with points along the bottom edge.

This pattern and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from this pattern are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object.

Both a regular and printer friendly version are available! The regular version includes large photos on the first page and the last two pages, so print accordingly. The printer-friendly version has only one photo on the cover page, and less spacing so the pattern takes up fewer pages. For more details on what the printer-friendly version includes, see this page. If you are working from the printer-friendly version and are having trouble with a pattern, I strongly recommend checking the regular version. The text will be easier to read and it might have more detailed instructions.

Screen Reader Compatibility
The main pattern pdf is designed to be screen reader compatible. The text is all in one column and headers are formatted according to the style sheet. The pattern is written out completely and the images have descriptive alt text.