Enjoy knitting easy garter stitch with soft colorful yarns in this top-down shawl. I held a strand of DK weight alpaca together with a strand of lace weight mohair for a luxuriously drapey fabric. Occasional yarn over rows form the crescent shawl shape while colorful stripes accentuate the curved lines.
For an extra dramatic touch, attach fringe into each yarn over hole at the border and proceed to joyously dance and prance as your fringe blows in the wind.
Finished Measurements 90” / 229cm wingspan, 18” / 46cm from CO to BO edge without fringe, 24” / 61cm from CO to BO edge with fringe. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn DK weight held together with lace weight
Yardage Yardage estimates are for the shawl without fringe. Baby Alpaca DK Color A - 240yds / 219m Color C - 235yds / 215m Color D - 130yds / 119m
Silk Cloud lace weight mohair Color A - 240yds / 219m Color B - 135yds / 123m Color C - 235yds / 215m Color D - 130yds / 119m
Approximately 80g of Silk Cloud mohair was used for the fringed border. You could also use scrap yarns for the fringe.
Needles 40” US 8 / 5mm circular
Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca DK (100% Baby Alpaca; 255yds / 233m per 100g skein) Color A - Graphite Color C - Mineral Color D - Jumpsuit
Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% Mohair, 40% Silk; 330yds / 302m per 25g skein) Color A - Graphite Color B - UV Color C - Mineral Color D - Jumpsuit
Colors A, C & D represent 1 strand of Baby Alpaca DK held together with 1 strand of Silk Cloud Mohair. Color B is 2 strands of Silk Cloud Mohair. You could also hold a strand of Baby Alpaca DK together with one strand of Silk Cloud mohair for color B, but it’s such a small accent stripe that it’s not necessary to buy two balls of yarn for this color.