Dotted Rays


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern

    This arched shawl begins at the center with only a few stitches while yarn over increases quickly expand the shape. Garter stitch short row wedges add length to one side forming rays that gradually increase in size. The repetitive knit stitches and rhythmic short rows are easy to work while still keeping your interest, a perfect travel project! Built in I-cord edges and an I-cord bind off outline the entire shape for a clean finish. Choose one yarn or use different stash and scrap yarns for a striped effect.

  • Size
    Small Large

    Finished Measurements
    60 92“ / 152 234cm wingspan,
    13 22” / 33 56cm longest part between I-cord edges. Measurements taken after blocking.
    The small version knit with worsted weight yarn measures 82” / 208cm wingspan, 21” / 53cm long between I-cord edges.

    Fingering weight

    720 1200yds / 658 1097m
    900yds / 823m used for the small version (pink) knit with worsted weight yarn

    The large striped version used about 1200yds / 1097m total. Gather a colorful array of scraps and single skeins to work a similarly striped shawl. The last short row wedge of the large size used about 230yds / 210m and the second to last short row wedge used about 220yds / 201m.

    40” US 6 / 4mm circular
    40” US 8 / 5mm circular used for small worsted weight version

    Tapestry needle

    20 sts & 48 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch with US 6 / 4mm needles & fingering weight yarn
    16 sts & 32 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch with US 8 / 5mm needles & worsted weight yarns

  • Small Version (green)
    The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering
    Colorway - With a PH

    Large Version (striped)
    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
    Viola Sock
    Malabrigo Lace (held double)
    A Verb for Keeping Warm Even Tinier Annapurna
    A Verb for Keeping Warm Floating
    The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering
    Elsa Wool Cormo Fingering
    Skein Top Draw Socks
    Malabrigo Sock
    Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK

    Worsted Weight Pink Version (small size)
    Quince & Co. Owl
    Colorway - Canyon
    Knitting the small size with thicker yarn like worsted weight will yield a larger shawl.