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The idea of a striped shawl using gradient sets had been something I’d been considering for a bit. It was some experimentation with gradient swatches that led to the creation of this shawl!
The Colours of Spring Shawl starts with a Garter Tab Cast on, and then is shaped into a crescent by 4 increases every two rows. The shawl is knit in alternating sections of garter stitch and lace. It was specifically designed to work up using mini-skein sets. The instructions are written and the lace motif is charted and written. There are two options for edging the shawl. The sample is edged with an i-cord bind off, but the pattern includes instructions for a ruffled edge, as well.
The sample was knit using two of a fingering-weight 100% Superwash Merino gradient set from OceanWind Knits. If you’re substituting yarns, I’d suggest a fingering or sport weight with a mostly wool content. The placement of the garter stripes can be adjusted to account for differing yardages between mini-skein sets.
Note that gauge and yarn weight are both flexible for this pattern, though it will change the appearance and/or size of the finished object.
The lace pattern motif is both written and charted. In addition, this knitting pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software, which includes the written instruction.
Sizes Available: One, Adjustable
Wingspan: 76 inches (193 cm)
Depth: 22 inches (56 cm) at center.