8 Simple Stripes

$5.50 USD    

This striped garter shawl is worked asymmetrically from one corner point to the opposite edge. Simple increase and decrease stitches shape the shawl into a beautifully soft triangular shape. Choose two complementary colours to work the stripes and the frequent colour changes will help this project fly off the needles.

This pattern uses two colours of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. The sample is shown in Begonia Leaf (MC) and Tannehill (CC). 


Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino wool); 420 yd [384 m]/3.53 oz [100 g]). 1 skein, or approx 300 yds, MC and 1 skein, or approx  200 yds, CC. Shown in Begonia Leaf (MC) and Tannehill (CC).


US size 6 [4.0 mm] 24” [60 cm] circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. *Shawl is worked flat but circular needle will accommodate large number of sts.


19 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch, after blocking.


Tapestry needle; blocking tools.

Finished Measurements

Approximately 21 inches [53 cm] deep at middle point and 61inches [155 cm] long across top edge, after blocking.

Required Skills

Increasing, decreasing, blocking. Stitches used: k, p, sl1, kfb, k2tog.

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