Choose a main color and contrast color to knit this cabled DK weight shawl. The triangular shape begins at the small point and increases sideways toward the wide border. Slip stitches form the crisp cables and stripes and you only have to work with one color at a time. The spiraling cables flow into a diamond trellis pattern and a picot hem finishes the edge of the shawl.
Choose a solid main color like West Wool Tandem combined with a self-striping yarn like Spincycle Yarns Dream State or Schoppel Wolle Stärke 6. These marled self-striping yarns form the most fascinating background stripes for an addicting knitting project.
Finished Measurements 60″ / 152cm wingspan length, 28″ / 71cm along center point. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn DK or worsted weight
Spincycle Yarns Dream State is a worsted weight, but it combines beautifully with the DK weight West Wool Tandem.
RS: Using MC, k all sts. WS: P all sts RS: Using CC, k all sts. WS: K all sts.
Repeat last 4 rows until the swatch reaches your desired length. Bind off the swatch and block it before taking measurements. Aim for a fabric that is close to the recommended gauge, not too tight and not too loose. You can also just begin knitting the pattern and check your gauge once you achieve some shawl fabric. Try to achieve a similar stitch gauge to ensure you don’t run out of yarn.
Purple Sample West Wool Tandem (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 250yds / 229m per 100g skein) MC - Glühwein
Spincycle Yarns Dream State (100% Superwash American Wool; 150yds / 137m per 50g skein) CC1 - Shades of Earth CC2 - Rusted Rainbow CC3 - Nostalgia
Light Blue Sample West Wool Tandem (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 250yds / 229m per 100g skein) MC - Glass
Schoppel Wolle Stärke 6 (75% Wool, 25% Polyamide; 437yds / 400m per 150g ball) CC - Camouflage
You can use different colorways for the CC stripes or you can use the same colorway for all CC stripes. Make sure you have the recommended yardage for the MC & CC and then paint with yarn to customize your colorful stripes.