Rays & Rainbows by Turquoise Toque Designs

Rays & Rainbows

November 2022
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
860 yards (786 m)
One Size - 66" (168 cm) wingspace, 17" (43 cm) deep at center
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You’ll have to excuse the rampant optimism in the naming of this shawl. While the starting point was a graphic pattern with perpendicular lines, the end result is half rainbow, half child’s drawing of the sun. And I couldn’t be happier with it!

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Rays & Rainbows is a semicircular shawl knit in two shades of sport weight wool. It combines two colour brioche with garter stitch stripes, for a very squishy end result.

One size
Wingspan: 66” (168 cm)
Depth at Centre: 17” (43 cm)

On US Size 6 (4 mm) needles, after blocking:
20 sts/ 40 rows in 4” (10 cm) in striped garter stitch.
Gauge is not important for this shawl, but differences in gauge will affect the finished size.

Yarn & Yardage
Main Colour (MC):
Quince & Co Chickadee, sport weight, 100% American wool, 181 yards (166 meters) per 50g skein, OR Any sport-weight yarn that knits to gauge.
Skeins: 3, shown in Egret.
Yardage: 470 yards (430 meters)

Contrast Colour (CC):
Schoppel-Wolle Edition 3, sport weight, 100% Merino Extrafine Superwash wool, 164 yards (150 meters) per 50g ball, OR
Any sport-weight yarn that knits to gauge.
Skeins: 3, shown in #2401 Partly Sunny
Yardage: 390 yards (357 meters)

Techniques Used
Two Colour Brioche
Long-Tail Cast-on