I wanted to knit a multicolored shawl for some time but never had time to do it until now. I was going to use a wool blend yarn to knit the shawl, but I decided to use up more of my Sugar ‘n Cream yarn.
I chose a ribbed knit pattern because I love the texture against the colors and it creates a fabric warm enough for the spring or fall. Also, it’s easy to remember, so you don’t have to carry a copy of the pattern with you.
The most difficult part of this project is adding the yarn after every row. You only use one color per row, but in the same ribbed knit pattern. Once you reach the end of the row, add the yarn for the next row, then cut the excess yarn from the current row leaving a tail that will make up the fringe.
So, if you have excess yarn in your stash and want to make a great accessory to your wardrobe, then the multicolored shawl is the perfect project for you.
Here are the instructions:
1 skein each of Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn (100% cotton; 2.5oz/70.9g; 120yds/109m) in the following colors:
Indigo (color A)
Light Blue (color B)
White (color C)
Dazzle Blue (color D)
Stonewash (color E)
US 7 (4.5mm) circular needles, 36” cord (single pair or part of an interchangeable kit)
dimensions: 48” l x 12” w (60”l x 12”w with fringe)
gauge: 5 stitches/1” (5 rows/1”) in 1×1 rib pattern
CO – cast on
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
K – knit
P – purl
Ribbed Knit Pattern:
RS: K1,*P1,K1, repeat from * to end of row
WS: P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of row
With color A, CO 161 stitches using long tail cast-on, leaving a 7″ tail for the fringe.
Row 1 (RS): K1,*P1,K1, repeat from * to end of row.
Add color B, leaving a 7” tail for the fringe.
Cut excess color A, leaving a 7” tail for the fringe.
Row 2 (WS): P1, *K1, P1, repeat from * to end of row.
Add color C, leaving a 7” tail.
Cut excess color B, leaving a 7” tail.
Repeat Row 1 with color C.
Add color D, leaving a 7” tail.
Cut excess color C. leaving a 7” tail.
Repeat Row 2 with color D.
Add color E, leaving a 7” tail.
Cut excess color D, leaving a 7” tail.
Repeat Row 1 with color E.
Add color A, leaving a 7” tail.
Cut excess color E, leaving a 7” tail.
Repeat Row 2 with color A.
Add color B, leaving a 7” tail.
Cut excess color A, leaving a 7” tail.
Continue knitting in pattern with color B, until the shawl measures 12”. Knit the next to last row (RS) in pattern with color E.
Bind off the last row (WS) in pattern with color A. Cut yarn leaving a 7” piece of fringe.
If the fringes on your shawl are uneven, you could trim them to make them more even. However, I like the slightly uneven look.
To prevent color bleed, soak shawl in 1 part vinegar to 9 parts cold water for about 10-20 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Roll scarf in a dry towel. Squeeze gently. Allow to dry either flat or hanging on a wire towel rack.
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