Nightshift is a larger shawl version of The Shift which is a fun and engaging knit with shifting colors. Nightshift is built on marled gradients to produce an infinity of colors blending and playing together harmoniously.
"I had so much fun knitting The Shift cowl, that...I knew I had to make a Shift Shawl! This super fun shawl has an even larger canvas for color play! This pattern includes a recipe, to make it all your own, or row by row directions for those who want to play it safe!" --Andrea Mowry
Kit includes pattern and selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Dream State by Spincycle Yarns (100% Wool; 100g/150 yds): 6 Skeins, 1 in each color. Marled, gradient yarn. Shown in Melancholia, Shades of Earth, Deep Bump, Salty Dog, Rusted Rainbow & Nostalgia.
ALTERNATE YARN: Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/210 yds): 6 Skeins, 1 in each color. Rios is a plied, variegated merino wool yarn with easy care instructions. Use highly variegated colors to best match the color shift in Spincycle Yarn. To see a beautiful example in Rios, click here.
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/210 yds): 6 Skeins, 1 in each color. Beautiful kettle-dyed colors by Malabrigo in a single-ply merino wool. This yarn will felt if agitated while wet. To see a beautiful example, click here.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 65" Wingspan x 31" Centerline Depth
YARDAGE: 900 yards, approximately 150 yds of each color
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-I-cord, Sideways shawl shaping, Mosaic Knitting, Slipped Stitches, Color Changes
NEEDLES: Size US 8 / 5mm 32" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Cord length is not crucial since this piece is worked flat.
OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry Needle, Scissors & Row Counter (Recommended)
GAUGE: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch, unblocked
Nightshift images courtesy of Andrea Mowry. Yarn photos by Yarn Loop.