Today I am going to show you, not an oldie, but my newest pattern: the Jupiter Shawl.
I know we are not supposed to have favourites, but sometimes we do! And this is one of them. I started designing this shawl when I was feeling a bit overhelmed and just wanted something fast and easy to keep me company while binge watching Netflix.
So I casted this on and started knitting away... a few stops for some knit-math were required, but from the start to finish, everything went smoothly. And wow! After blocking the lace it came to life beautifully IMO.
It is a relaxing asymmetric shawl pattern, in a combination of stripes in garter stitch and lace, starting from your upper right tip and worked sideways towards the left edge.
~190 x 45 cm/76 x 18 in (wingspan x depth)
Approximately. a total of 530 m/580 yd of fingering weight yarn.
COLOR A: 200 m/220 yd
Sample shows Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Hand Paint 80% wool 20% nylon 326m/100g (357 yd/3.5 oz) in colorway Jupiter 27216.
COLOR B: 330 m/360 yd
Sample shows Michell & Cia Indiecita Natural Colours 100% alpaca 167 m/50 g (183 yd/1.75 oz) skein in colorway Blanco Invierno 100.
If you want to substitute your yarn, I recommend working with different fibers, maybe one with more halo than the other, or playing with different yarn weights, i.e. fingering for yarn A and lace for B.
3.75 mm/US 5 or size needed to obtain gauge
Circular needles with 80 cm/32 in cable length are recommended to accommodate all stitches comfortably.
NOTIONS & TOOLS
blocking tools of your preference, scissors, tapestry needle
18 stitches x 32 rows in 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 in after blocking in garter stitch.
Even though gauge is not crucial to this project, changes in it will affect your yardage requirements and your final dimensions.
This pattern has been tech-edited and test-knitted.
If you want to see more projects, check out the Jupiter Shawl on Ravelry.
I hope you like it!