Lynn DT Hershberger

for ColorJoy by LynnH   2011

Colorama Crescent Shawl in 4 sizes

Alternate one solid yarn with one slowly-self-striping yarn in the fingering-to-sport weight range, and make this breathtaking piece to wear. Breathtaking!

Colorama is shaped as most of a circle. It will not fall off your shoulders while you move, and is flattering to many shapes and heights.

The patterning is all done on the knit side. Simple eyelets with zigzag/chevron patterning make a simpler knit than many shawls, with all of the visual “pow!”

Two rows with a solid yarn followed by two rows of a slowly-self-striping yarn come out looking as if they are much more than two yarns.

The pattern works top down. This means you can stop when you run out of yarn, or when you like the look.

Don’t limit yourself to literal sizing on this one. The blue one wrapped around necks in photos here is the XS/Sprite. The Goddess size is generous for drapey, luxurious wrapping even on smaller folks. I also have two Goddess-sized friends who tried on the Diva (M-L) size and felt it warmed their shoulders without getting in their way.

Pattern Detail

  • All stitch patterning offered in text format, and is also fully charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • sprite (xs) / princess (s) / diva (m–l) / goddess (xl–3x) all shawls shown measure 42-52" wingspan & 17-19" length, depending on yarn, gauge & blocking method. bust appx. 36 (41/ 52/ 55)in., 91"(104/"132/ 140)cm.
  • digital PDF has 8 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 5.0 mm
    • US 8
    • 20.0 st st
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 5.0 mm
    • US 8
    • 20.0 st st
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maggie gallo

Friday, February 24 2012, 00:02

Lovely shawl! I made it with Poems sock only, I didnt mix yarns, and it turned out beautifully! The instructions are more like a knitting class, I learned to cast on with double yarn and an i-cord cast off, and also I went over my fear to block the finished shawl... Thanks a lot!!

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