Sunlight and Shadow by Aliza Nevarie

Sunlight and Shadow

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
779 - 713 yards (712 - 652 m)
O/S (with instructions for changing the size)
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Sunlight and Shadow

(Please find errata at the bottom of these notes)

Sunlight and Shadow is a triangular shawl, constructed to create the illusion of shawls stacked on one another, or of three-dimensional steps, with the sun highlighting the top, and creating shadow below.

This shawl is knit from the bottom up and uses a simple but unusual construction.

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Note: pattern includes only written instructions.


O/S (With instructions for adjusting the size)

Finished measurements after blocking:

Wingspan: 66”/168 cm
Depth (measurement from center of wingspan to bottom tip): 33”/ 84 cm

Suggested Yarn:

3 skeins total of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles 100% Merino Wool Single Ply Fingering 400 yards/366 meters, Colour A (main) = 1 skein in the Pollen colourway, and Colour B = 1 skein in the Silence colourway; Colour C = 1 skein in the Stone colourway;

or other fingering weight yarn, Colour A (main) = approx. 379 yards/347meters, Colour B = approx. 140 yards/128 meters, Colour C = approx. 260 yards/238 meters.


Size 6 US/4 mm circular needle 32”/80 cm long, or size required to obtain gauge.


In garter, without blocking:
24 sts/48 rows = 4”x 4”/10 x 10 cm.


Stitch marker(s), tapestry needle, blocking pins, blocking wires (optional, but recommended).

Required Skills

Basic increases and decreases
Wrong side decreases


Section 3- Long

Row 5: K1, ssk, k to 3 sts before M, ssk, k1, slM, k2tog, k to 3 sts before end, k2tog, k1. (245 sts)