This top-down shawl is knit in two-color brioche stitch. The asymmetrical shape grows with increases at the edges and center. The columns swerve and shift direction towards the end of the shawl leading to a folded picot hem.
Blend your colors together using four colors for the main foreground color and four other colors for the contrasting background.
Finished Measurements 84” / 213cm wingspan length, 28” / 71cm along center spine. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn Sport or Fingering weight The fluffy suri alpaca on the background is a bit thicker than fingering weight, but you can mix the weights. The suri alpaca forms a super frothy soft background to the smooth merino wool foreground columns.
Yardage MC - 750yds / 686m CC - 575yds / 526m Yardage may vary depending on gauge so I recommend having a bit of extra yarn just in case.
MC - Qing Fibre Merino Fingering (100% Merino Wool; 437yds / 400m per 100g skein) CC - Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri (65% Baby Suri Alpaca, 20% Merino, 15% Silk; 191yds / 175m per 50g skein)
Green Version You can change colors whenever you like. For a more gradual color transition, don’t change the MC & CC at the exact same time. You can stagger your color changes. For example, if you change your CC, wait 5-10 rows until your change your MC for a nice overlapping color effect. These are the approximate color change locations for the green sample…
MC 1 - Lost Wind (SECTIONS 1-4) MC 2 - Moss (SECTION 5) MC 3 - Siren (SECTION 6) MC 4 - Elderwood (BORDER)
CC 1 - Sponge (SECTIONS 1-3) CC 2 - Hurricane (SECTION 4) CC 3 - Lost Wind (SECTION 5) CC 4 - Cha Cha (SECTION 6)
Peachy Version This sample only uses 2 light creamy speckled colors for the MC foreground and a third dark neutral for the BORDER. The background features 3 colors of Qing Fibre Baby Suri Alpaca with extra contrast color stripes. The extra stripes vary from 2-row to 6-row stripes. You can add these striped accents whenever you like for the CC background.
MC 1 - Oyster (SECTIONS 1-5) MC 2 - Kaleidoscope (SECTION 6) MC 3 - Storm (BORDER)
CC 1 - Oyster (SECTION 1-4) CC 2 - Meadow (SECTION 5) CC 3 - Narwhal (SECTION 6) CC stripes - various color pops of Qing Fibre Merino Singles & La Bien Aimée Merino Singles