Rainbow Boomerang

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

One day I was playing around with a deep blue skein of sock yarn and a wee rainbow set of minis. I inserted a rainbow into the middle of the garter-y sweep of a boomerang shawl, and could literally hear my rainbow-loving heart go pitter-patter. Now all I want to do is make Rainbow Boomerangs, other projects be damned.
Want to join me in blanketing the world with knitterly rainbows?


  • Finished Measurements: Wingspan: 86”/218.5 cm; length: 68”/173 cm width at bind-off edge: 54”/137 cm, measured after vigorous blocking.
  • Yarn: approximately 645 yards/590 m total fingering-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Victory Sock in Prussian Blue (375 yds/343 m) and a Sixlet of Smarties in Happy Birthday Rainbow (270 yds/247 m).
  • Needles: US5/3.75mm (or size to obtain gauge) circular needle, 24″ or longer.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 20 sts & 40 Rs= 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, measured after blocking. 24 sts & 44 Rs – 4”/10 cm in Rainbow Pattern, measured after blocking.