Pebbled by Padma R


by Padma R
March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Body Pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
415 yards (379 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for free.

The Pebbled Shawl was designed as the solution to a problem – how to use variegated yarn! We’ve all done it at one time or another – become smitten with an oh-so-pretty variegated skein and brought it home, only to find (to our utter disappointment) that it either pools unattractively or else the fabric looks like nothing in particular!

I had a skein of variegated with very short color changes that just didn’t work well in the usually recommended seed, moss or slip stitches – a frustrating puzzle which was only solved after much swatching. This shawl is the result.

It needs just 100 grams of variegated yarn, and 50 grams in a solid colour – perfect for using up those lone skeins! The curved, asymmetrical crescent shape is easy to wear.

Best of all, this pattern is versatile – use the recommended needle size for a lacey shawl or go down a size or two to produce a more textured fabric that still retains plenty of drape. Check out the project page to see lots of texture!

Size is adjustable – stop when you like or when you run out of yarn, or simply continue to desired size.

12.04.2019 Errata for R27-38:
Rows 27-38: With MC, work Rows 3&4 in Body Pattern, then 2 reps of Rows 1-4, then work Rows 1&2 (12 rows); (26 sts).