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The Unlikely Pair Shawl

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Inspiration

The Unlikely Pair is a squishy and spacious wide crescent shawl that incorporates easy-to-read textures and an elegant mosaic pattern. Designed to be timeless over trendy, this shawl can be a staple in your cold weather accessories for years to come.

The Unlikely Pair is perfect for keeping the autumn chill away and the in-between-seasons office and restaurant air conditioning from freezing you into miserable, unfocused submission.

Because it’s designed for DK weight yarn, it knits up swiftly. Don’t let the thickness of the yarn fool you, though; it’s not a bulky shawl! It drapes beautifully, and the ends curl softly into tendrils.

Wear it traditionally over your shoulders, folded in half with the ends pulled through, swirled around your neck like a fashionable scarf, or the creative way you come up with, you trendsetter, you.

Yarn

Brand:
Sun Valley Fibers
Base:
DK BFL Superwash
Weight:
DK / 8-Ply
Per Skein:
230 yds / 210 m per 3.5 oz / 104 g skein
Fiber Content:
100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool
Colorway:
Color 1: Plum Crazy; Color 2: Charming
Number of Skeins:
Color 1: 3; Color 2: 2
Length Required:
Color 1: 650 yds / 593 m; Color 2: 370 yds / 338 m

Tools

Needles:
  • One 60 in / 150 cm circular needle in size needed to obtain rib and welt gauge listed
    • Designer Used: US 8 / 5 mm
Tools:
  • 6” / 15 cm of smooth waste yarn to start i-cord tab with provisional cast on
  • 1 yarn needle for grafting and weaving in ends
  • 2 stitch markers to act as counting aids
  • Rust-proof pins, blocking surface

Construction & Schematic

Construction

This crescent-shaped shawl is worked flat and from the top down.

Get Ready: Set your project up for success by looking over the pattern, trying new techniques, considering yarn substitutions, and swatching.

Cast On: Work an i-cord tab cast on and work a setup row to prepare for the main pattern.

Section 1: Work Rib and Welt pattern in C1, then C2, then C1 once more. Four stitches are added on each right-side row and two stitches are added on each wrong-side row.

Section 2: Work Mosaic pattern with C1 and C2 four times. Four stitches are added on each right-side row. No increases are worked on the wrong side.

Section 3: Work Rib and Welt pattern in C1, then C2, then C1 once more. Four stitches are added on each right-side row and two stitches are added on each wrong-side row.

Bind Off: Bind off using the i-cord bind off. Graft the remaining two pairs of stitches together using Kitchener stitch.

Finishing: Weave in ends and block to crescent shape.

The pattern includes information about how to make the center back wider and how to make the shawl longer.

Schematic

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