Squishy, texture, and color everywhere! Dreaming of Color is a top-down triangular shawl that is destined to become your favorite piece yet. It is worked with 2 colors, dyed 2 different ways (variegated and speckled); it could also be worked in a faded color palette, with four colors that blend into each other.
Texture is created from slipped stitches, so that you are only knitting with one color at a time. Knit at a slightly larger than normal gauge, the drape on this triangular shawl is absolutely dreamy!
Finished Wingspan 60” [152.5cm] × 36” [91.5cm] spine
Twisted Owl Super Sport (80% Merino, 20% Nylon, 328 yds [300 m]/100 grams): Bookworm Speckled (C1), 1 skein; Technicolor Cowgirl Speckled (C2), 1 skein; Bookworm-Variegated (C3), 1 skein, Technicolor Cowgirl Variegated (C4), 1 skein.
Size US 6 (4 mm): 24” circular or your preferred method for working a large number of sts flat.
20 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
This pattern is worked flat from the top down. All slipped stitches are slipped purlwise.
Garter Tab: With C1, CO 2 sts. Knit 8 rows.
Next row: k2, turn and pick up and knit 3 sts along edge, turn and pick up and knit 2 sts from each CO st; 7 sts.
Set-up Row (WS): K2, pm, p1, pm, p1, pm, p1, pm, k2.
Row 1 (RS): K2, sm, yo, knit to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, knit to m, yo, sm, k2; 11 sts.
Row 2 (WS): K2, sm, purl to last m, sm, k2.
Rows 3-14: Rep Rows [1-2] for 12 more times; 35 sts.
Row 15: With C2 (be sure to carry C1 along the side), K2, sm, yo, k1, *sl1 wyb, k1; rep from * to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, *k1, sl1 wyb; rep form * to 1 st before m, k1, yo, sm, k2; 39 sts.
Row 16: K2, sm, k1, *k1, sl1 wyf; rep from * to 2 sts before m, k2, sm, p1, sm, k2, *sl1 wyf, k1; rep from * to 2 st before m, k1, sm, k2.
Rows 17-22: With C1, Rep Rows [15-16] 3 times; 51 sts.
Rows 23-36: Rep Rows [1-14]; 79 sts.
Rows 37-52: Rep Rows [15-18] 4 times; 111 sts.
Rows 53-66: Rep Rows [1-14]; 139 sts.
Rows 67-90: Rep Rows [15-18] 6 times; 187 sts.
Rows 91-128: Rep Rows [53-90]; 263 sts.
Rows 129-142: With C2, Rep Rows [1-14]; 291 sts.
Rows 143-170: With C3 and C2, Rep Rows [15-18] 7 times; 347 sts.
Rows 171-184: With C3, Rep Rows [1-14]; 375 sts.
Rows 185-212: With C4 and C3, Rep Rows [15-18] 7 times; 431 sts.
Rows 213-218: With C3, Rep Rows [1-6]; 443 sts.
Row 219: With CC4, k2, sm, yo, *k1, kfb; rep from * to 1 st before m, k1, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k1, *kfb, k1; rep from * to m, yo, sm, k2; 665 sts.
Rows 220: K2, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to m, sm, p1, sm, *p1, k1: rep from * to m, sm, k2.
Row 221: K2, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to m, sm, k1, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to m, sm, k2.
Rows 222-227: Rep Row [220-221] 3 times.
Bind off: Bind off all sts loosely in Rib pattern.
Weave in all ends. Wash and block to measurements, gently pinning across the top and bind off edges.
About the Designer: Jessica Anderson
Jessica Anderson started knitting about 9 years ago when her husband thought it was silly to spend $60 on a pair of longies (he has since spent well more than $60 on yarn and knitting!).
She homeschools three of her five children and knits to stay sane!
Jessica enjoys designing a variety of things from baby patterns, toys, adult sweaters, shawls and her current favorite, skirts.
She has designed for Spud & Chloe, Ilikeknitting.com, Knit Simple Magazine, Jane Austen Knits, Knitscene and Knittin’Little.
Her first book, Lorelei’s Journey, Knits for (Mermaid) Dolls and those who Love Them was released in 2017 and she is currently hard at work on her second book (this time for those who love fairies!). She is usually most recognized by her knit skirts!