This squishy shawl is a fun way to use beautiful, heavy yarn, yarn scraps, or gradient yarn. The pattern is really easy to memorize, making knitting it kind of a no-brainer after the pattern is established. You can keep going until the yarn runs out, getting the most out of hand dyed skeins!
Sizes: Shawlette (Standard, Mondo) to measure about 24” (30”, 36”)/60 (75, 90) cm down the centerline (from the center of the neck to the end of the tip). Sample shown in Standard length.
Yarn: 550 (650, 725) yards/500 (400, 675) meters of Aran weight yarn. Sample shown in Imperial Yarn Columbia colorway Cactus Blossom.
Note: This pattern can easily be adapted to use any weight of yarn you wish! The yardage needed will obviously vary if you use a lighter or heavier weight yarn. I can imagine this pattern as a gradient pattern, working a couple striping rows between yarn changes (a great way to use up yarn scraps).
Needles: Size US 10.5/6.5 mm and size US 9/5.5 mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain a nice, loose fabric and needles 1 – 2 sizes smaller than the gauge needles.
Gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch (unblocked). Gauge is not super important in this one; just ensure your fabric is nice and loose so the final scarf will be drapey.
Notions: 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle, and a blocking mat (optional).
Techniques: Increases and decreases, wrap and turn, and Kitchener stitch.