This fingering weight shawl is knit sideways in two-color brioche and garter stitch. The woolly sample features two skeins of West Wool Bicycle for main color with four skeins of Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool. The self-striping marled yarn is more prominent on the wrong side, but the ribbing and garter stitch make the shawl completely reversible.
You can customize the size by knitting more pattern repeats or bind off early for a smaller shawl. The rows are easy to memorize, so this project would be a great learning experience to learn two-color brioche.
Finished Measurements 86″ / 218cm wingspan length, 41″ / 104cm wide measured along the center point. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn Fingering weight
Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool is listed as a sport weight, but it stripes beautifully with our fingering weight West Wool Bicycle for a light and drapey shawl fabric.
Yardage MC - 760yds / 695m CC - 730yds / 668m
If you are using the recommended yarn, you will need 2 skeins MC (West Wool Bicycle) + 4 skeins CC (Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool, 50g each skein)
Needles US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 24″ / 60cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
Gauge 22 sts & 38 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking
West Wool Bicycle (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 390yds / 357m per 100g skein) MC - Mouse
Spincycle Dyed in the Wool (100% Superwash American Wool; 200yds / 183m per 50g skein) CC - Grumpy Birds