Playful by Meg Gadsbey


February 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, blocked.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
760 yards (695 m)
Wingspan across top edge: 84.5 inches/215 cm. Depth at widest point: 17 inches/43 cm. Size is adjustable.
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Playful is a fun and straightforward two-colour garter stitch shawl. Simply choose two beautiful skeins of fingering/4 ply yarn and you’re ready to cast on!

The shawl is worked flat in one piece from the top right corner across and downwards. Two increases at the beginning and one decrease at the end of every RS row creates an asymmetric triangular shape.

The size of the shawl can be adjusted to suit the amount of yarn you have.

Yarn Requirements
4 ply/Fingering yarn in two contrasting colours, Colour A and Colour B:
Colour A = 380 yards/350 metres
Colour B = 380 yards/350 metres

The lilac grey with undyed cream version was made in Blacker Yarns Tamar Lustre Blend 4 ply (Wensleydale 18%, Teeswater 18%, Cotswold 17%, Black Leicester Longwool 18%, Cornish Mule 30%; 380 yards/350 metres per 100 grams) in Ottery, 1 skein, and Valency, 1 skein.

The charcoal grey with multi brown/grey version was made in Noro Silk Garden Sock (40% Wool, 25% Silk, 25% Nylon, 10% Mohair; 328 yards/300 metres per 100 grams) in S267, 1 ball, and Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles Fingering (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 400 yards/366 metres per 100 grams) in Charcoal, 1 skein.

Needles & Notions
6 US / 4 mm circular needles, 24 inches/60 cm (to accommodate the large number of stitches), or needle size to obtain gauge.
Tapestry/yarn needle to weave in yarn ends.
Stitch marker (optional).

18 sts and 36 rows per 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch after blocking.
Gauge is not crucial but a different gauge will alter the finished size, drape and amount of yarn required.

Finished Measurements
Wingspan across top edge:
84.5 inches/215 cm.
Depth at widest point:
17 inches/43 cm.
All measurements are after blocking.