Rainbow Road

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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    Rainbow Road is a simple yet playful shawl knitted with two strands of lace or fingering weight yarn in a purple or a rainbow palette. Short row wedges in garter stitch create the curvy shape as they increase in size – very addictive to knit! Place the wide end of the shawl on your shoulder first, and then wrap the narrower end around your neck once or twice.

    The marled fabric is very squishy and warm, so it is the perfect grab-and-go accessory.

  • Finished Measurements
    Length: 78” / 198 cm.
    Width (at widest part): 21” / 53 cm.

    Yarn
    Lace weight held double

    Yardage
    Approx. 2000 yds / 1829m total
    MC - 1000 yds / 914 m
    CC1 - 200yds / 183m
    CC2 - 200yds / 183m
    CC3 - 200yds / 183m
    CC4 - 200yds / 183m
    CC5 - 200yds / 183m

    You will need about 1000yds/914m of each strand. One color is used throughout the entire fabric for one strand, and the second strand is divided amongst five CC's.

    Needles
    US 7 / 4.5 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles.

    Notions
    Tapestry needle.

    Gauge
    22 sts x 32 rows to 4” / 10 cm in Garter St, after light blocking.

  • La Bien Aimée Helix
    (75% Falkland wool, 25% Gotland wool, 711 yds/650m per 100g skein)
    MC - Stone
    CC1 - Dawn
    CC2 - Anemone
    CC3 - Quartz Fume
    CC4 - Lannister
    CC5 - Madeleine

    The heavy lace weight yarn is held double throughout the pattern. Alternatively, you can knit a version using fingering weight held double for a slightly thicker fabric.