Late Sunset Shawl by Juliana Lustenader

Late Sunset Shawl

November 2021
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1125 yards (1029 m)
56” wide, 26” deep / 142 cm wide, 66 cm deep.
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The Late Sunset Shawl is a celebration of California’s stunning sunsets. Even after the sun drifts below the horizon, it leaves behind a dazzling display of reds, oranges, pinks and purples to dance among the clouds above your head. Light gray waves of lace repeat throughout the shawl to represent these clouds while 5 vibrant hues make up strips of garter, lace, and two-color brioche. Drape this triangular wrap around your shoulders as you enjoy your next sunset viewing.

This shawl is knit in a triangular shape from the top-down, beginning with a garter tab cast on at the top center of the shawl and working outwards. A garter border frames either end of the shawl. Increases happen every RS row on each end and on either side of the center spine stitch. Repeats of garter, lace, and two-color brioche sections are knit using 5 different mini skeins, alternating with sections of wave lace using 1 main color to tie it all together.

SIZE: 56” wide, 26” deep / 142 cm wide, 66 cm deep.

GAUGE: 26 sts x 38 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking.
Take time to save time: Swatch in pattern to guarantee correct gauge.

YARN: Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering (100% domestic Cormo Wool, 2-ply) in 6 colors, or any fingering weight yarn that obtains gauge.
1 Full Skein: 500 yards / 457 meters (4 oz)
5 Mini Skeins: 125 yards / 114 meters (1 oz)
Note: Sincere Sheep offers generous yardage amounts for full and mini skeins. When substituting yarn, consider using larger leftovers or full skeins of yarn for the CCs.

Sample Colorways
MC (full): Cumulus
CC1 (mini): Eugenia
CC2 (mini): Sandia
CC3 (mini): Berry Fingers
CC4 (mini): College Ring
CC5 (mini): KHFC

NEEDLES: US size #5 (3.75 mm) 60” circular needles, or any size necessary to obtain gauge.
Note: Gauge may vary between garter, lace, and brioche sections. Consider using a smaller needle for the brioche sections, or tighten the tension for these sections.

OTHER MATERIALS: Stitch markers (4), darning needle.

This pattern has been test knit and tech edited.
Tech Editor: Katharine Seaman

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