The Unlikely Pair

The Unlikely Pair

Warm. Whimsical. Wearable. 

Pattern Information

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 Maker: Sun Valley Fibers
  • Yarn Base: BFL DK
  • Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool
  • Weight: DK / 8-ply
  • Put-Up: 230 yds / 210m per 3.5 oz /104g skein
  • Number of Skeins Required: C1: 3; C2: 2
  • Length Required: C1: 650 yds / 593m C2: 370 / 338 m
  • Colorway: C1 (Dark): Plum Crazy; C2 (Light): Charming
  • Good Substitutes: Knit Picks Swish DK

Gauge in 4″ / 10cm

  • Rib and Welt Pattern, Washed: 18 stitches and 27 rows = 4” / 10cm
  • Mosaic Pattern, Washed: 19 stitches and 37 rows = 4” / 10cm
  • To produce an even mosaic, pronounced texture, fabric with a soft drape.


  • One 60″ / 150cm circular needle in size needed to obtain rib and welt gauge
  • Designer Used: US8 / 5mm


  • 6” / 15cm of smooth waste yarn to start icord tab with provisional cast on
  • 1 yarn needle for grafting and weaving in ends
  • 2 removable stitch markers to act as counting aids
  • Rust-proof pins, blocking surface


  • One-Size, Adjustable


  • Center Back: 15″ / 38cm
  • Wingspan: 106″ / 269cm



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Cast Ons

  • I-cord Tab Cast On
    • Invisible Provisional Cast On






Bind Off & Finishing

  • Icord Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch

Modeled Gallery

Photography by Julieanna Davis of JulieannaD Photography

Work In Progress Gallery

Photography by Amanda Leah Guthrie of Atlas Knits

Swatch Gallery

Photography by Amanda Leah Guthrie of Atlas Knits

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