Something Happy Shawl by Olya Mikesh

Something Happy Shawl

by Olya Mikesh
Knitting
April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
850 - 860 yards (777 - 786 m)
One size, 64” wingspan/ 30” deep
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This shawl is perfect for using one of those beautiful hand dyed skeins of sock yarn that you loved, and purchased without a project in mind. Just pair it with a solid color that complements some of the colors in the multi-colored yarn, or use a contrasting color that creates a vibrant “happy” effect (as I did in the sample.) The striping effect fades the colors together, but also allows for sections of single color to shine in all its beauty. It is best to use the solid color as your MC, for working the lace sections, and variegated or speckled yarn as a CC. The shawl is completely reversible. The right side will look more striped, and the wrong side, more faded. Both are beautiful!

The pattern is very intuitive, and easily customizable. You can change the number of rows worked in each section, and change the sequence of sections to suit your project.

Best part - this project requires no stitch counting, or closely following the pattern. After working each section once, you’ll be able to knit without any instructions, making this a perfect traveling, or TV watching project!

Materials:
2 x 100g skeins of sock yarn in solid (MC) and variegated (CC) colors
US size 4 (3.5mm) circular needle
2 stitches markers

Errata (corrected in updated version): Section III,
Row 3 (RS): Sl1, K2, YO, * k2tog, YO, repeat from * until 1 st before M, K1, YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, K1, YO, * k2tog, YO, repeat from * until 5 last sts, k2tog, YO, K3.