This top-down shawl is an easy garter stitch semi-circle designed to showcase beautiful colors. I-cord edges frame the shawl while yarn overs form the smooth shape. The yarn overs increase in size as the rows get longer for a radiating effect.
Three skeins of fingering weight yarn like Lola Bean’s hand-dyed merino wool will create the shawl or you can knit a multi-color version with colorful stripes. Enjoy the simple elegance of this very wearable shawl shape.
Finished Measurements 55” / 140cm wingspan length, 24” / 61cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn Fingering weight
Yardage Solid Version (Burgundy) 1100yds / 1006m total
Striped Version (Yellow/Green) Color A - 140yds / 128m Color B - 285yds / 261m Color C - 390yds / 357m Color D - 190yds / 174m Color E - 45yds / 41m
Needles US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions Tapestry needle
Gauge 20 sts & 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after lightly blocking
Solid Version - Lola Bean Navy Bean Colorway - Burgundy Beam
Striped Version - Walk Collection Cottage Merino Color A - Artichoke Hearts Color B - Lime Soda Color C - Olivia Color D - Arielle Color E - Manhattan Beach Wave
If you would like to make a 3-skein faded version of this shawl, I shared notes on how to stripe and fade your colors togetherhere.