This is perhaps Jennifer Weissman's favorite design due to its simple mesh stitches and shifting patterns. She loves the unusual construction and the fact that it is fully reversible. Dappled Sunlight is a rectangular scarf or wrap with angled ends. A medley of eyelet and mesh stitches flit across its surface, reminding one of drops of sunlight filtering through summer leaves. These playful changes in stitch pattern will keep your project entertaining from beginning to end. You can wear it as a scarf, but it is gorgeous as a wrap because the back is so dramatic.
Dappled Sunlight begins in exactly the same way as a top-down triangular shawl. Once the triangle is deep enough, the two live sides of the triangle are knitted separately to create the two halves of the wrap. This unusual construction is ideal for knitters who love to knit triangular shawls but prefer to wear stoles and scarves. It also avoids the dreaded endlessly long rows toward the end of most triangular or crescent shawl projects.
Choose a lovely fingering-weight yarn that will show off the variety of light and airy stitches, and enjoy yourself as you knit this charming piece!
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Light Fingering Weight
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Tosh Sock by Madelinetosh (100% Merino Wool; 395yds): 2 Skeins.
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 2 Skeins. Malabrigo will behave almost identically to the designer specification. Malabrigo is kettle-dyed so that the yarn carries depth and variegation. With the added bonus of superwash, easy care washing instructions, what more could you ask?
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/428 yds): 2 Skeins. This yarn is spun and dyed in the United States from South American merino wool. O-Wash Fingering uses a new GOTS certified process that stabilizes the wool, allowing it to be easily washed while maintaining its woolen characteristics. O-Wash Fingering is also dyed in low impact, environmentally friendly dyes.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 80" tapers to 42" wide x 15" tall
YARDAGE: 775 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner - lacework
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm 32" or longer circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: 14 Stitch Markers (1 in a contrasting color)
GAUGE: 19 stitches x 40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Images courtesy of Jennifer Weissman of ShadyStroll Knits