This top-down shawl shape was inspired by Herbivore, one of my first designs. Start with a small cast on edge, and increase with two-color brioche ribbing and garter stitch. Extra large increases cause the fabric to burst from the edges, forming a unique architectural shape that comfortably rests on the shoulders.
You can increase the pattern repeat to make the shawl as large as you want. Two skeins of each color in sport weight yarn yield the recommended size.
Finished Measurements 58” / 147cm wingspan, 28” / 71cm from CO to BO edge measured along the center. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yarn Sport weight Fingering weight yarn may also be used.
Yardage MC – 700yds / 640m CC – 630yds / 576m
Needles US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions 8 stitch markers, tapestry needle, 3 split ring markers
Gauge 24 sts & 42 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking
La Bien Aimée Merino Sport
Purple Sample MC – Vintage (speckled) CC – Madeleine (dark purple)
Dark Blue Sample MC – Winterfell (dark blue) CC – Winter (white)
Yellow Sample MC – Winter (white) CC – La Bien Aimée Yellow (yellow)