This top-down shawl is knit with two skeins of West Wool Bicycle for the main color and four skeins of Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool for the self-striping contrast color. Increases in the center form the wide two-color brioche section with simple garter stitch framing the center ribbing. The garter stitch gives a relaxing break from the brioche rhythm as you knit this seamless pattern. The simple stitch combination produces a completely reversible shawl, so you can see the main color more on the right side or enjoy the colorful Spincycle yarn more on the wrong side.
The top-down construction and short pattern repeat, makes this pattern easy to customize. Simply bind off early for a smaller shawl or keep knitting until you achieve the shlanket of your dreams!
Finished Measurements 84″ / 213cm wingspan length, 26″ / 66cm from CO to BO edge measured along center. 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
Needles US 5 / 3.75mm in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge 22 sts & 38 rows = 4″ / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking
Green Sample West Wool Bicycle (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 390yds / 357m per 100g skein) MC - Green Olive
Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (100% Superwash American Wool; 200yds / 183m per 50g skein) Color B - Deep Bump
Purple Sample MC - West Wool Bicycle in Glühwein CC - Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool in Good Omen