Zero Waste Shawl by Katarina Linnhagen

Zero Waste Shawl

by Katarina Linnhagen
Knitting
April 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
711 - 787 yards (650 - 720 m)
approx. 185 cm wide and 46 cm deep, easy adaptable
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Zero waste shawl is a simple yet versatile knit.
It is worked on the bias, which gives a very stretchy and comfortable piece to wrap around your neck.
It has a slightly asymmetrical, triangular shape and looks nice from both right and wrong side.
The pattern is written to use up almost all of the yarn. No leftovers, nothing to spare - just an efficient way to use every bit of your pretty yarn.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: 185 cm
Depth: 46 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Sport weight yarn, ca 320m/100g
MC: ca 100g - 320m
CC1: ca 25g - 80m
CC2: ca 25g - 80m
CC3: ca 25g - 80m
CC4: ca 25g - 80m
CC5: ca 25g - 80m
The sample is knitted in Dandelion yarns Rosy sport (100% merino wool, 320m/100g) in the following colourways:
MC: of the earth
CC1-CC5: one set of small skeins. Gradient in five shades of pink, 25g each.

Needles:
4 mm/US 6 circular needle, 120-150 cm (47-60”) long.

Notions:
Tapestry needle
Kitchen scale (optional)

GAUGE
20 sts / 23 ridges = 10 cm in garter stitch

NOTE
The gauge is not crucial, but differences will affect the finished size of the shawl.
You can substitute the yarn with any sport or fingering weight in similar amounts.
The pattern is a nice opportunity to use a lonely skein in your stash, together with some leftovers in your favourite colours. Do some stash diving!
Choose non-superwash wool, that allows you felting the yarn ends together.