From the Abstraction Collection, Contradiction is a slightly heart-shaped triangle shawl featuring broken ribbing and wavy stripes. It is worked from the top down and is fully reversible, written instructions only. The design is suitable for sport to worsted weight yarns; just be sure to adjust your yarn requirements accordingly when making substitutions.
Melanie states, "It is a contradiction for me, because I typically don’t prefer the wrong side look of knitted fabric, but I like it on this shawl!"
Kit includes pdf & printed pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Chicadee in Quince & Co. (100% Wool; 50g/181yds): 2 Skeins Main Color (MC), 1 Skein Color B, 1 Skein Color C. Shown in colors Carrie's Yellow, Sabine & Egret.
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Sport by O-Wool (100% Organic Washable Merino Wool; 100g/304yds): 1 Full Skein MC, Color B & Color C. Beautiful tonal solids dyed & milled in the USA. This yarn has been discontinued and will not be available soon.
ALTERNATIVE YARN: Andorra by Kelbourne Woolens (60% Merino Wool / 20% Highland Wool / 20% Mohair; 50g / 185 yds): 2 Skeins MC, 1 Skein Color B & 1 Skein Color C. This ultra warm shawl will have a very slight halo due to the mohair content. Available in beautiful heathered colors.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 60” wingspan x 20.5” tall at centerline, after blocking
YARDAGE: Approximately 285 yds MC, 181 yds Color A & 181 yds Color B
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Colorwork
NEEDLES: Size US 5 / 3.75mm 46" or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Tapestry Needle & Row Counter (recommended)
GAUGE: 20 sts = 4" in garter stitch, after blocking
Shawl images courtesy of Melanie Rice with yarn photos by Yarn Loop.