The fingering weight version uses three main colours combined with five colour pops for a speckletacular shawl. Fade the main colours from light to dark in the first short row section while adding contrasting eyelet stripes. Slipped stitches mix the main colours together along the edge of the shawl followed by giant yarn over holes. Choose between two-colour brioche or garter stitch for the final chevron border. Decorate the edging with a contrast colour I-cord bind off.
This pattern is also available in Westknits Bestknits 3 - Shawl Evolution.
Sizes: Small (Large)
Finished Measurements: 86 (105)“ / 218 (267)cm wingspan length, 25 (30)” / 64 (76)cm from I-cord neck edge to I-cord chevron bind off. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn: Fingering (DK) weight
Yardage: Small Fingering Weight Version
MC1: 400yds / 366m
MC2: 400yds / 366m
MC3: 400yds / 366m
CC1: 87yds / 80m
CC2: 87yds / 80m
CC3: 87yds / 80m
CC4: 87yds / 80m
CC5: 87yds / 80m]
(Select 3 colours of fingering weight yarns in a colourful speckled fade. Stephen recommends 3 speckled colours, but you can also use solid colours if you prefer. He recommends a light, medium, and dark colour for these 3 main colours.
Select 5 contrast colours for your colour pops. These contrast pops will show best if they are different from your main colours.)
Large DK Weight Version
Main Colors: Approximately 1400yds / 1280m total
Stephen recommends using 7 or 8 skeins/colours for the main colours. To fade your main colours, gather a palette from light to dark. If you would like all sections to feature the same main colours, then get 3 main colours, 2 skeins each (6 total DK skeins). Then choose 1 additional dark main colour (MC 3) and 1 additional light main colour (MC 1) for the SECTION 3 chevron border.
Contrast Colors: Approximately 87yds / 80m of each colour (shown using 5 contrast colours)
Stephen recommends using 7 or 8 skeins/colours total for the MC of the DK weight version.
Needles: 47” US4 (8) / 3.5 (5)mm circular
Notions: 62 (76) stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge: 22 (18) sts & 52 (36) rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch