Swerving Shawl


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern

    This top-down shawl is knit in two-color brioche stitch. The asymmetrical shape grows with increases at the edges and center. The columns swerve and shift direction towards the end of the shawl leading to a folded picot hem.

    Blend your colors together using four colors for the main foreground color and four other colors for the contrasting background.

    All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

  • Finished Measurements
    84” / 213cm wingspan length, 28” / 71cm along center spine. Measurements taken after blocking.

    Sport or Fingering weight
    The fluffy suri alpaca on the background is a bit thicker than fingering weight, but you can mix the weights. The suri alpaca forms a super frothy soft background to the smooth merino wool foreground columns.

    MC - 750yds / 686m
    CC - 575yds / 526m
    Yardage may vary depending on gauge so I recommend having a bit of extra yarn just in case. 

    40” US 5 / 3.75mm circular

    22 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    18 sts & 22 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch

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  • MC - Qing Fibre Merino Fingering
    (100% Merino Wool; 437yds / 400m per 100g skein)
    CC - Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri (65% Baby Suri Alpaca, 20% Merino, 15% Silk; 191yds / 175m per 50g skein)

    Green Version
    You can change colors whenever you like. For a more gradual color transition, don’t change the MC & CC at the exact same time. You can stagger your color changes. For example, if you change your CC, wait 5-10 rows until your change your MC for a nice overlapping color effect. These are the approximate color change locations for the green sample…

    MC 1 - Lost Wind (SECTIONS 1-4)
    MC 2 - Moss (SECTION 5)
    MC 3 - Siren (SECTION 6)
    MC 4 - Elderwood (BORDER)

    CC 1 - Sponge (SECTIONS 1-3)
    CC 2 - Hurricane (SECTION 4)
    CC 3 - Lost Wind (SECTION 5)
    CC 4 - Cha Cha (SECTION 6)

    Peachy Version
    This sample only uses 2 light creamy speckled colors for the MC foreground and a third dark neutral for the BORDER. The background features 3 colors of Qing Fibre Baby Suri Alpaca with extra contrast color stripes. The extra stripes vary from 2-row to 6-row stripes. You can add these striped accents whenever you like for the CC background.

    MC 1 - Oyster (SECTIONS 1-5)
    MC 2 - Kaleidoscope (SECTION 6)
    MC 3 - Storm (BORDER)

    CC 1 - Oyster (SECTION 1-4)
    CC 2 - Meadow (SECTION 5)
    CC 3 - Narwhal (SECTION 6)
    CC stripes - various color pops of Qing Fibre Merino Singles & La Bien Aimée Merino Singles