Happy Days Shawl Pattern
This worsted weight ‘Happy Days Shawl’ is all about showcasing variegated yarn. It is a kite shawl that uses 4 colors and has a mixture of garter stitch and broken garter stitch texture. Choosing colors for this shawl is the best part! Here is how I chose my complementing colors:
I chose a variegated yarn for the main color A, that is for the solid color garter sections. Color B is a very light color, mine is almost white, for the raised garter stripes. For colors C and D (and this is the fun part), I picked solid colors that are tones pulled from the variegated color A.
As with any design, feel free to get creative and use your own color combinations. You don’t have to stick to my formula. This pattern is very versatile, and you can use more than 5 colors or less. (Please note that the yardage will change). You can get creative and use a new color for every color A section or even swap colors for the stripes for color B. I have included a blank schematic on the final page so you can visualize how your shawl will look in its entirety. Feel free to even color in the blank areas to get the full idea. Whichever way you organize your colors, I hope you will enjoy the knitting process and design a shawl that you will be proud to wear.
18 sts and 30 rows make a 4” (10 cm) square in garter stitch, worked flat, AFTER blocking
1362 total yards (657g/1245m) of worsted weight yarn in 4 colors (I used Rios from Malabrigo) Yardage breakdown:
Color A (Hojas): 771 yards (376g/705m)
Color B (Fog): 305 yards (145g/279m)
Color C (Azules): 124 yards (59g/113m)
Color D (Ivy): 162 yards (77g/148m)
US 6 (4.0mm) circular needles with a 32” (80cm) cord or longer Removable stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Blocking mats and pins (optional)
SK2P (there is a video tutorial included)