Asymmetric Flotus

In Fingering weight yarn, Good for gradients, Great for mini skeins, Patterns, Shawls & Shawlettes by Shannon


I wanted to play with the simplicity of Flotus (one of my most popular patterns) in a different way: by making one in my favorite shawl shape! It’s a new take on an old Flotus!

  • Finished Measurements: Asymmetric triangle: 84″/213 cm x 45″/114 cm x 65″/165 cm, measured after blocking.
  • Yarn: approximately 570 yds/521 m total fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Sock in Gates of the Arctic (MC, 300 yds/274 m) & a Sixlet of Smarties in a rainbow (cA-F, 240 yds/ 219 m total, 40 yds/36.5 m each).
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm needle for smallish-circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge. I recommend either using a 16″/ 40 cm circular plus a set of dpns for the crown shaping, or a 32″/60 cm or 40″/80 cm circular for magic loop.
  • Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers.
  • Gauge: 20 sts & 30 Rs= 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch worked flat, measured after blocking.