This shawl was inspired by a hank of yarn that I fell in love with. The colors were beautiful and it sat on my shelf, in my stash because I couldn’t find the perfect way to show it off.
This design uses an unusual tall stitch, called a Quad. Because it is so tall, it easily shows off all the colors used in this yarn in 1 or 2 stitches. I sandwiched that very busy Quad stitch section between rows of solid or tonal colored yarn and it created balance. The final design was tweaked a bit, so that the shawl looks more like a pac-man than a half circle, making this a garment that is easy to wear and does not fall off your shoulders or need a shawl pin to stay in place. All these elements come together to make a garment that is all about the yarn and is easy to wear.
I used Sock Yarn, because it fits my warm southern climate. If you want a more substantial shawl, you can use DK or Worsted weight, simply adjust the hook size accordingly.
This shawl does have detailed direction for four different sizes ranging from 17 inches deep up to 45 inches deep, and of course if you use thicker yarn, the shawl will be even bigger.
If you need extra help with this pattern, I do have a YouTube video showing the first few rows and how to make the Quad Stitch.
The color I used is one that is hand dyed only for my local yarn shop, and it’s called Waterfront park. That exact color is not listed of the Fiber Seed website, but that have lots of others that are just as beautiful.
This shawl has instruction for four sizes, ranging from a depth of 17 inches to a depth of 45 inches. In addition, I have detailed instruction on how to adjust size if you wish to make one bigger or smaller.
Sock weight or fingering weight yarn. Becuase gauge is not critical to this project, you can also use any weight yarn you wish.
How to create the tall quad stitches for this pattern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGTVLSFXjIw
Here is a link to The Fiber Seed yarn company. I use their products because I love their quality and workmanship, not because they are an affiliate link. I get nothing in return when you make a purchase, except to keep a yarn company I love in business.
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