I wanted a shawl that could be easily paired with many outfits - casually or dressed up - a shawl I would grab for time and again. The design of the Drift Blanket shawl lends itself to both solid/tonal yarns as well as speckled/variegated colorways. Opt for tone on tone or a more dramatic pairing with high contrast - so many options to choose from - have fun with it!
Drift Blanket shawl is an asymmetrical shawl worked from side to side. The shawl begins with a handful of stitches and is worked to the end by increasing along one edge only to create the asymmetrical triangle shaping. The colorwork for this shawl is created with a slipped-stitch pattern (no stranded colorwork) using two colors. There are two finishing options for this shawl, a herringbone edge (Option A) or a garter stitch edge (Option B).
Finished Size: Approximately 70”/ 178 cm wingspan x 30”/ 76 cm drop, post blocking
Gauge (after blocking):
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch worked on US 10.5/ 6.5 mm needle
US 10.5 / 6.5 mm needle or size needed for gauge, 30” /76 cm circular
US 11 / 8 mm needle 30” / 76 cm circular
US 13 / 9 mm needle 30” / 76 cm circular
(for optional herringbone stitch edge)
Note: When knitting herringbone, it is recommended to use a needle size larger than might be typical for a particular yarn weight. Using a set of interchangeable needles for herringbone stitch is also helpful.
Sample shown in: MC (Flax) & CC (Blanca); because Blanca is out of stock, Ancient Stone is a lovely substitute.
Yarn: Luma by The Fibre Co.⎟DK (5.5 sts/in)⎟136yds [125m]⎟50g
- MC: 3 skeins
- CC: 2 skeins
Optional Pattern Add-on: digital copy (via Ravelry)
Some of our favorite color pairs:
MC – Grigio, CC – Ancient Stone
MC – Sangria, CC – Ancient Stone
MC – Brenton, CC – Chambray
MC – Aizome, CC – Ancient Stone
MC – Shadow, CC – Grigio