Meandering Shawl


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Knit two-color brioche and enjoy the meandering lines of this top down shawl. The center increase zigs and zags and finally flows into a wavy chevron border. An I-cord bind off neatly finishes the edge. You can achieve the small size with just one skein for each color or create a large size using 2 skeins of each color. For a thicker version, use colorful bits of DK weight yarn and add tassels to the border.

    All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.

  • Finished Measurements
    66 (84)“ / 168 (213)cm wingspan length, 28 (34)” / 71 (87)cm along center spine.
    Measurements taken after blocking. The Large size has more pattern repeats before the border.

    The DK weight version knit in the small size is larger than the fingering weight version due to the larger gauge. DK version measures 76” / 193cm across the wingspan and 30” / 76cm along the center spine.

    Fingering weight

    DC (dark color or color in the foreground) - 420 (780)yds / 384 (713)m
    LC (light color or color in the background) - 400 (730)yds / 366 (668)m

    The DK weight version uses a total of approximately 600yds / 549m for the DC foreground and 550yds / 503m for the LC background.

    Fingering weight version
    40” US 4 / 3.5mm circular

    DK weight version
    40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular

    11 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    Fingering Weight Version
    16 sts & 26 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch

    DK Weight Version
    14 sts & 22 rows = 4” / 10cm in two-color brioche stitch

    This gorgeous shawl pattern was originally designed by Stephen West for Loop London’s 10th anniversary book ‘10’. It is available as a printed book through Loop, London ( or your local LYS. In the States the book is distributed through Deep South Fibers, while stock lasts, after that and for the rest of the world, through Loop, London. ‘Loop’s 10’ has 12 patterns celebrating 10 fabulous years of Loop,London. All patterns are written and charted. Each printed book comes with a download code.

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  • Fingering Weight Version - Small Size
    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 420yds / 384m per 112g skein)
    DC - Turquoise

    Orkney Angora St. Magnus D.K.
    (50% Lambswool, 50% Angora; 218yds / 199m per 50g cake),
    LC - Magical Goose

    DK Weight Version - Small Size
    A variety of DK weight yarns from Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK, Republic of Wool, Madelinetosh, & Walk Collection. I used all Superwash Merino DK yarns. For the foreground DC side, I used Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Artifact, Juniper, and a dark green Potluck color. The background LC side used Hedgehog Fibres Egg Yolk, Wildcard, Poppy, Pucker, & Glacier.

    For the striped DK weight version, change colors whenever you like. I gradually faded from light speckles to dark speckles on the front neutral side. I changed colors more frequently on the colorful background adding 3-row color pop stripes for bright accents.