Rufus Shawl by Vanessa Pellisa

Rufus Shawl

December 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
678 - 1094 yards (620 - 1000 m)
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This pattern was specially designed for Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company’s Advent Calendar 2020: “A Rural Irish Christmas”.

For this project, play comes at the forefront. This is a very entertaining shawl that requires some planning but little else. The main pattern is purposely simple and easy to memorize so you can focus on choosing the next color. Miniskeins and leftovers are perfect for this project!

I wanted the shawl to be easy to wear, not only fun to knit, so I suggest you divide your mini skeins in 2 large groups to create the different sections of the shawl: neutrals and color. The neutral colors will be used to work the wings of the shawl. The long tips will sit at the front of the body, and the neutral shades will blend nicely with whatever it is you are wearing.

The color play happens at the main central section of the shawl and it is very easy to customize both in length and color combination.

1 (But it can be easily worked to length)

3.5 mm circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32”.

20 sts x 36 rows=10x10cm/4x4” in st st.

620 m in total.
This pattern is written to make good use of all of the miniskeins and leftovers in your stash.

You will need approx 80 grams of Fingering Weight yarn for the main color and 75 grams IN TOTAL of Fingering Weight yarn to work the contrast color stripes.

For reference, our sample used 10 different colors and created 50 stripes amounting to a total of 75 grams in total. Also, instructions are given to work the MC in a neutral base fade - which means that YES, you can also use scraps to work the main color!!!