Melting Marl Shawl by Stephen West

Melting Marl Shawl

December 2021
yarn held together
+ Fingering
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1800 yards (1646 m)
One Size (easily customizable)
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This pattern is included for free with my workshop called Colorplay the Westknits Way: Marling. This online workshop is available to purchase on my website and you can watch it at any time at your own pace.

Gather a colorful collection of leftover fingering weight yarn and single skeins to create a painterly yarn pile. This top-down shawl is very easy to knit with garter stitch and I-cord edges. The top-down construction means you can bind off early for a smaller size or continue knitting for a large shlanket. Invite some fluffy mohair yarns into your color palette for texturally melted color transitions. Always hold two strands together for this stash busting beginner friendly shawl. The pattern includes advice on how to blend your colors together to achieve smooth melting color transitions.

Finished Measurements: 78″ / 198cm wingspan length, 29″ / 74cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center of the shawl. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight held double
Lace weight mohair yarns are also used for fluffy marled accents

Yardage: The sample used approximately 450g of yarn total.
You will need about 225g of each strand.

Gather more yarn than you think you will need, so you have plenty of colors to choose from. If you have a pile with about 600 – 800g of colorful options, then you will have more than enough yarn to knit this shawl.

Shown in: A variety of fingering weight and lace weight yarns including Walk Collection Cottage Merino, Isager Silk Mohair, Qing Fibre Dashing Sassy, and La Bien Aimée Super Sock

Needles: US 8 / 5mm in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 18 sts & 32 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking