This shawl was created to be your favorite shawl pattern since it is made from relaxing garter stitch with engaging eyelet rows and endless color possibilities. It would be gorgeous knit up in one color, but you can just as easily use 20! The designer, Andrea Mowry, has extended the color melt sections for an even more cohesive fade, with easy instructions to add as many fade sections as you would like! The shawl is light weight and perfect year round when knit up in fingering weight yarn, but don’t let that stop you from knitting it up in any yarn weight you prefer to the size of your choosing!
The possibilities are endless! This shawl can be knit using however many colors you want, with whatever yarn weight fits your fancy, to the size that fits you best! Free your fade, and make it your own with this adaptable pattern.
Kit includes pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here. Because this pattern is so vibrant, Yarn Loop has selected the perfect color combinations over several different brands (Malabrigo, O-Wool, & Baah Yarn) to create the best fades. Please rest assured that all are washable Merino Wool of the correct weight. Please wash all of your skeins prior to starting your project to prevent color bleeding in the finished garment.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Twist Fingering by Republic of Wool (80 Merino Wool / 20% Nylon; 100g/400yds): 3 Skeins in the following colors: Metal Heart, Ripple, & Misfit
ALTERNATE YARN: Sock by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/440yds): 3 Skeins, 1 skein in each of 3 colors. Variegated kettle-dyed yarn from Uruguay with subtle to striking color shifts. Silky soft merino wool in easy care superwash, too!
ALTERNATE YARN: La Jolla by Baah Yarns (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/400 yds): 3 Skeins, 1 in each of 3 colors. Solids, Variegated & Speckled yarn dyed in California. Silky soft merino wool in easy care superwash, too!
ALTERNATE YARN: O-Wash Fingering by O-Wool (100% Washable Organic Merino Wool; 100g/428 yds): 3 Skeins, 1 in each of 3 colors. Solid colors dyed in the Northeastern USA. GOTS certified gentle processes to stop felting while retaining its original wooly character. The most environmentally friendly yarn.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Wingspan 84" x 19" at center
YARDAGE: 700-1000 Yds of various colors; as shown: Color A-200 yds, Color B-400 yds, Color C-400 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate-Simple lace, eyelets, bias shawl shaping, color melting & Picot bind-off
NEEDLES: Size US 4 / m3.5m 32" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: tapestry needle
GAUGE: 24 sts x 36 rows = 4"
Notes: You will see two files are included when you purchase this pattern. The first is a higher resolution file, and the second is a smaller file for anyone wanting to print out their pattern with a printer that has trouble with large files.
Shawl images courtesy of dreareneeknits with yarn photos by Yarn Loop