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Colours of Spring Shawl Digital Knitting Pattern

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The idea of a striped shawl using gradient sets had been something I’d been considering for a bit. It was some experimentation with gradient swatches that led to the creation of this shawl!

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Pattern Notes:

The Colours of Spring Shawl starts with a Garter Tab Cast on, and then is shaped into a crescent by 4 increases every two rows. The shawl is knit in alternating sections of garter stitch and lace. It was specifically designed to work up using mini-skein sets. The instructions are written and the lace motif is charted and written. There are two options for edging the shawl. The sample is edged with an i-cord bind off, but the pattern includes instructions for a ruffled edge, as well.

The sample was knit using two of a fingering-weight 100% Superwash Merino gradient set from OceanWind Knits.  If you’re substituting yarns, I’d suggest a fingering or sport weight with a mostly wool content. The placement of the garter stripes can be adjusted to account for differing yardages between mini-skein sets.

Note that gauge and yarn weight are both flexible for this pattern, though it will change the appearance and/or size of the finished object.

This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.

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Sizes Available:  One, Adjustable:
Finished Measurements:
Wingspan: 76 inches (193 cm)
Depth: 22 inches (56 cm) at center.

Materials Required:
880 yards (805 meters) of fingering or sock yarn. Sample is knit in OceanWind Knits set of 5 Gradient Skeins (25 g per each mini-skein), and calls for 2 sets of 5 mini-skeins.

  • 3.5mm /US 4 circular needles: 1 32 to 47 inch (81 to 120 cm) circular needle to accomodate a large number of stitches. 
  • Optional 3.5mm double-pointed needle for i-cord bind off 
9 stitch markers in 4 contrasting colours
tapestry needle

Gauge for Pattern:
24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm square) in stocking stitch

Note that gauge and yarn weight are both flexible for this pattern, though it will change the appearance and/or size of the finished object.

Techniques Used:
  • Garter Tab Cast On
  • Decreases: k2togtbl, sl 2 k1, p2sso
  • Increases: yo, kfbf
  • Picking up stitches from garter stitch
  • I-cord bind off
  • Stretchy bind off using k2togtbl
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Photo Credit:  Stephanie Wallace

Image Descriptions:

1)  A woman wearing a garter stitch and lace crescent shawl. The shawl is striped in a blue-green gradient. One edge of the shawl is out of frame, with the other end wrapped around her shoulder, with the wingspan held open.
2)  A woman with her back to the camera. There is a crescent shawl done in garter stitch and lace draped across her back and arms.
3)  A woman wearing a shawl wrapped around her neck and shoulders. The shawl is a crescent shawl with alternating stripes of garter stitch and lace, knit in a blue-to-green gradient.
4) A knit shawl of garter stitch and lace stripes held out over someone's arm. The shawl is made in a blue-to-teal gradient
5) A woman wearing a gradient garter stitch and lace shawl across her shoulders.
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