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Shawlography Blanket features 5 colors of DK weight yarn. Begin in the center with striped short row wedges and then work your way to the border with plush textures and slip stitches. The final border is knit around the circular blanket as an attached border, so there is barely any seaming required. If you love the Shawlography mystery shawl, then get your needles ready for this epic adventure in Westknits blanket knitting!
90′′ / 230cm diameter. Measurements taken after blocking.
Color A - 1002yds / 916m
Color B - 1367yds / 1250m
Color C - 1017yds / 930m
Color D - 930yds / 850m
Color E - 1115yds / 1020m
If you are using West Wool Tandem for all 5 colors, you will need these skein amounts.
Color A - 4 skeins
Color B - 6 skeins
Color C - 5 skeins
Color D - 4 skeins
Color E - 5 skeins
US 6 / 4mm circular in 60′′ / 150cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
1 stitch marker, tapestry needle
20 sts & 40 rows = 4′′ / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking
Try to get close to the recommended stitch gauge to ensure you don’t run out of yarn. A similar stitch gauge is more important than getting an exact row gauge.
Weave in your ends as you go! Use the Weavin’ Stephen technique as you introduce new colorful stripes. Watch this Westknits video to assist with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz292NAjH2M
You can arrange your five colors however you like for colors A, B, C, D, & E. The colors will shift and create different combinations throughout the blanket. Color A: I recommend using a color pop for color A or your favorite color in your palette as color A. Color B: Color B will be featured as a main color in the beginning of the shawl, framing the other 4 contrast colors. Color B works well as the lightest or darkest color in your palette. This color won’t always be a “framing” color, but it will frame all the other colors in Section 2. Colors C, D, & E: The color placement doesn’t matter as much for these colors so it’s okay to place them in a random order. There is no right or wrong choice for placing your colors, so it’s also okay to designate a random placement for you colors A, B, C, D, & E. You will see all five colors equally throughout the blanket and each color has a moment to shine.
Walk Collection Merino DK (100% Merino Wool; 246yds / 225m per 115g skein)
Color A - Lime Soda (bright yellow)
Color E - Arctic Wolf (grey beige)
Life in the Long Grass DK Twist (100% Merino Wool; 252yds / 230m per 100g skein)
Color B - Dusky (dark purple)
Color C - Blush (pink)
West Wool Tandem (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 250yds / 229m per 100g skein)
Color D - Glass (light blue)