The Unlikely Pair by Amanda Leah Guthrie

The Unlikely Pair

September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Rib & Welt Pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1020 - 1220 yards (933 - 1116 m)
One Size, Adjustable
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  • Video Tutorials Linked In Pattern
  • Stitch Count Breakdowns By Rows and Markers
  • Checkboxes To Keep Track of Rows & Repeats Completed
  • 25%, 50%, and 75% Stitch Completion Milestones
  • Tech edited and test knit to ensure a quality knitting experience.
  • 1 PDF document / 24 pages / File Size: 4.44MB

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Test Knitter Testimonials

From janm:
“Amanda’s patterns are so well thought out. Her instructions are clear and concise. The stitch counts for each row are such a bonus. I love the tutorials that make clear any confusion about how to do something. And I always learn something.”

From mlg001:
“When working on a large project like a shawl, I know I will have to put it down and pick it up several times. It usually takes me awhile to figure out where I am on the pattern when I pick it back up, but I didn’t have that problem when working The Unlikely Pair with the well-laid out, step-by-step instructions. The indications on the pattern when I reached the 25%, 50% and 75% also helped me keep on the schedule I wanted for completing the shawl!”

From southpawgrandma:
“I have had problems learning new stitches and cast on or bind off techniques. / The cast on for The Unlikely Pair was difficult for me as I needed a visual to follow. After watching a video provided by the designer, I was able to complete the cast on successfully. / The pattern is written in an easy to follow format. Being a bit obsessive in counting stitches, I am happy the designer provides a stitch count for every row. / This was my first experience with a mosaic style in knitting. I felt apprehensive at first, but the pattern was written with such detail that I found it easy to follow.”

The Unlikely Pair is a squishy and spacious wide crescent shawl that incorporates easy-to-read textures and an elegant mosaic pattern. Designed to be timeless over trendy, this shawl can be a staple in your cold weather accessories for years to come.

The Unlikely Pair is perfect for keeping the autumn chill away and the in-between-seasons office and restaurant air conditioning from freezing you into miserable, unfocused submission.

Because it’s designed for DK weight yarn, it knits up swiftly. Don’t let the thickness of the yarn fool you, though; it’s not a bulky shawl! It drapes beautifully, and the ends curl softly into tendrils.

Wear it traditionally over your shoulders, folded in half with the ends pulled through, swirled around your neck like a fashionable scarf, or the creative way you come up with, you trendsetter, you.


  • DK BFL Superwash by Sun Valley Fibers
  • Weight: DK / 8-ply
  • Fiber: 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool
  • Per Skein: 230 yds (210 m) / 3.5 oz (104g)
  • Colorways: C1: Plum Crazy; C2: Charming
  • Skeins: C1: 3 Skeins; C2: 2 Skeins
  • Amount: C1: 650 yds / 593m; C2: 370 yds / 338 m


  • Rib and Welt Pattern, Washed: 21 stitches and 34 rows = 4” / 10cm
  • Mosaic Pattern, Washed: 21 stitches and 42 rows = 4” / 10cm
  • To produce an even mosaic, pronounced texture, fabric with a soft drape.
  • Pattern includes detailed swatching instructions.


  • One 60” (150m) + circular needle in size needed to obtain rib and welt gauge listed
  • Suggested Sizes: US8 (5mm)


  • Center Back: 15” / 38cm
  • Wingspan: 106” / 269cm
  • See schematic in photos


  • 6” / 15cm of smooth waste yarn to start icord tab with provisional cast on
  • 1 yarn needle for grafting and weaving in ends
  • 2 removable stitch markers to act as counting aids
  • Rust-proof pins, blocking surface


  • Cast On: I-cord Tab, Invisible Provisional
  • Basics: Reading written or charted instructions, working flat, joining a second color, knitting and purling, slipping stitches
  • Increases: Lifted left increase, yarnover
  • Finishing: I-cord bind off, Kitchener stitch (two stitches), weaving in ends, blocking.

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