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The Wonder Shawl

This shawl really is a wonder to me: the construction is simple and elegant; the knitting is a pure pleasure, stitch after wonderful stitch; the shawl wears so very well; the color (Fruity Loopies – what could be more wonderful, color-name-wise?) just plain makes me happy; AND the shawl itself is a wonderful hug of a thing for all seasons. It’s a wonder I don’t have a zillion of these already.

This pattern is easy to adjust to the yardage you have to work with – a great one-skein shawl (but please note that if you use one skein, the shawl will be considerably smaller).

Materials

  • Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 72″; length: 65″ width at bind-off edge: 56″.
  • Yarn: approximately 675 yards total fingering-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Yaski Fingering in Fruity Loopies.
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm needle for flat knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 23 sts = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.