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[June 16, 2019] The site has now stopped selling patterns.

[April 30, 2019] After almost 11 successful years in business, Patternfish will cease selling patterns on 16 June, 2019.

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Jo Torr


Go Faster Stripes

Everyone that's knit this shawl so far - myself and all my testers - have played yardage chicken, trying to eke out just one more stripe before the yarn runs out, and as knitters we all know that the only way to beat the chicken is to KNIT FASTER!!

This shawl was originally knit with one of Holst Garn's sample packs of 5 mini skeins of Coast (3 ply/light fingering), each just 10g. Subsequently it has been knit with various 4 ply yarns, either specifically purchased mini skeins, or left overs.

So whether you choose to go shopping, or dive into your stash, this shawl will work for you. All you need are 5 roughly equal amounts of yarn, and a needle size that will give you a fabric that you love, preferably one that drapes nicely.

Details of samples:

- 5 x 10g Holst Garn Coast - 3.5mm needles - 6 sts, 8 rows per inch - 64"/163cm wide x 12"/30cm deep

- 5 x 20g Dibadu Funnies Simply Mini - 3.75mm needles - 5 sts, 7 rows per inch - 80"/203cm wide x 12"/30cm deep

You can make yours any size you like by adjusting the amount of yarn you use.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • variable - see details page
  • digital PDF has 2 pages (a4 size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.5 mm
    • US 4
    • 24.0 over pattern
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.75 mm
    • US 5
    • 20.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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