Rainbow Boomerang by Shannon Squire

Rainbow Boomerang

Knitting
February 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
645 yards (590 m)
One size
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One day I was playing around with a deep blue skein of sock yarn and a wee rainbow set of minis. I inserted a rainbow into the middle of the garter-y sweep of a boomerang shawl, and could literally hear my rainbow-loving heart go pitter-patter. Now all I want to do is make Rainbow Boomerangs, other projects be damned.
Want to join me in blanketing the world with knitterly rainbows?

Yarn
approximately 645 yards/590 m total fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Victory Sock in Prussian Blue (375 yds/343 m) and a Sixlet of Smarties in Happy Birthday Rainbow (270 yds/247 m).

Gauge
20 sts & 40 Rs= 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, measured after blocking.
24 sts & 44 Rs - 4”/10 cm in Rainbow Pattern, measured after blocking.

Finished measurements
Wingspan: 86”/218.5 cm; length: 68”/173 cm width at bind-off edge: 54”/137 cm, measured after vigorous blocking.

These are the sets Knitted Wit is putting together for Rainbow Boomerang. You are, of course, free to use anything you wish, but if you’d like to match the samples, these are the colors we have used or will use. The only sample shown now is the Happy Birthday shawl; the others will be shared once finished, over the next couple of months. Please note that these kits are not available quite yet. I’ll post here when they are available.

Happy Birthday
Prussian Blue (mc)
Smartie Sixlet Rainbow:
Raspberry Milkshake
Glazed Over Carrots
Sunshine
Golden Delicious
Aquamarine
Tanzanite

Little Black Dress
Silver Lining (mc)
Smartie Sixlet Rainbow:
Madge
Yams
Salted Caramel
Golden Delicious
Buckle My Shoes
Beaujolais

Rainbow Magic
Carbon (mc)
Smartie Sixlet Rainbow:
Haute Pink
Habanero
Study Hall
Shamrock
Turks & Caicos
Violent Violet

So Hip it Hurts
Pleated Khakis (mc)
Smartie Sixlet Rainbow:
Dusty Rose
Bubbly
Cedar
Peacock
First Frost
Hyacinth