A flowing gradient splashed with short row “leaves” turns this semi-circular pi shawl into a stunning statement piece — and the perfect wrap for your outdoor adventures. And the best part? It’s worked in a unique self-striping yarn that shifts and blends, with golden sections appearing as you knit to tell you when to work each Leaf. It’s addictively mesmerising! I worked closely with Catherine of Gauge Dye Works to design this special shawl. It was an unusual collaboration, in that the yarn colourway and the pattern were developed in tandem to create a knitting experience that’s fun, engaging, and reflects the beauty of the great outdoors. Instructions are included for substituting a non-striping yarn.
This design is available as part of a print and ebook, Knit Outside.
wingspan: 48 in/122 cm
depth at centre: 16.5 in/42 cm
600 yd/549 m fingering weight yarn
Shown in Gauge Dye Works MCN Fingering SHAWL (70% superwash Merino wool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 599 yd/548 m per 170g skein); Colour: Goldstream; 1 skein
If substituting yarn, you’ll need about:
MC (green/grey gradient): 550 yd/503 m
CC (gold “leaf” sections): 50 yd/46 m
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.
21 sts/48 rows = 4 in/10 cm in garter stitch
Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.
Suggested Size US 2/2.75 mm 24 in/60 cm or longer circular needle
*Project is worked flat, but a circular needle 40 in/100 cm or longer may be helpful for managing a large number of stitches.
flexible blocking wires, pins, and pinnable surface
garter tab (instructions given in pattern), picking up stitches, working short row shaping (instructions included in pattern)