Scout Shawl by Florence Spurling

Scout Shawl

April 2021
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle Chart 6
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1004 yards (918 m)
One size – Wingspan: 181cm/71.25" Depth: 37cm/14.5"
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Scout is an intricate, pattern-filled shawl inspired by the pieced-together aesthetic of vintage quilts. A dream project for colourwork lovers, Scout’s patchwork effect is achieved by mixing Fair Isle and intarsia knitting throughout. Knitted sideways from tip-to-tip, the easy-to-wear shape and size of the shawl is designed to display maximum detail as it drapes over the shoulders.

Colourwork is charted only.

Colour 1 (C1)
The Wandering Flock Fingering Singles – 205m/224yds of “Rose Gold”

Colours 2-5 (C2-C5)
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
C2 – 266m/291yds of “Sugar Coat”
C3 – 189m/207yds of “Librarian’s Dreams”
C4 – 101m/110yds of “Joshua Tree”
C5 – 157m/172yds of “Rocinante”

To help achieve a similar colour-effect to the sample, use these guidelines when creating your own palette:
C2 – choose a light neutral (e.g. white, cream, beige, grey, etc.)
C1 and C5 – choose a lighter and darker tone in the same colour family (e.g. lighter pink for C1, and darker pink for C5).
C3 and C4 – choose a lighter and darker tone in the same colour family that contrasts with C1 and C5 (e.g. lighter green for C3, and darker green for C4).

Use the schematic to further check how the colours will be paired together.