Tailwind by Josh Ryks-Robinsky


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March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
670 yards (613 m)
One Size
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Tailwind is a swirl of a shawl knit from tip to tip that wraps easily around your neck as the colorful stripes dance across the body of the work. A swooping set of short row triangles help to accentuate the movement of color and line while allowing the edge to zig zag down to the center point.

Grab some mini skeins and a complementary full skein and get ready to take off into an addictive knit!

This pattern is a part of the Glow Up Knitted Wit collaboration! You can get the pattern individually here, through me, OR, starting on 3/1/19, if you’d like all ten patterns for an amazing price, snag the collection. Only available through 4/1/19!

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Size: 60 in/152 cm along the top edge; 18 in/45 cm along the deepest width of the shawl. Shawl size may vary, depending on individual knitter’s gauge, yarns used, and blocking preferences.

Recommended yarn: Fingering weight yarn in either two colors or one main color and at least 6 mini skeins.

Sample Used: Knitted Wit Victory Sock (80% Merino/20% Nylon; 420 yd/384 m) in the color ways Oregon Sky (MC – blue-grey), and mini skeins in order: Pink Flavor (C1), Creamsickle (C2), Solar Flare (C3), Astonish Mint (C4), Perry Winkle (C5), and Fighting Iris (C6).


  • MC: 400 yd/365 m
  • CC1 though CC6: Six 45 yd/41 m mini skeins (or 270 yd/246 m of a contrast color)

Needles: One set of US size 5/3.75 mm circular needles.

Gauge: 6 sts to the inch in garter stitch on US size 5/3.75 mm needles.

Notions: Two stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle.

Techniques Used: SLPYO (German) Short Rows, simple stripes, YO increases, and basic knit/purl stitches.

Many thanks to the wonderful minds behind Knitted Wit as well as all my fabulous test knitters for making this Rainbow Magic happen! Thank you to Lisa, Gabby, Mary, Gabriella, Jaqui, Cherilyn, and Irina!