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sail-away shawl

Designed by Julia Farwell-Clay


Specs & Details

Suggested Yarn
Cormo Sport by Sincere Sheep
Yarn Weight
100% Cormo wool
20 sts and 42 rows = 4" (10 cm) garter st before blocking
Needle Size
US 6 (4 mm)
Approx 59" × 20" (94" × 54") [151 × 51 (239 × 86.5) cm], after blocking
Yarn Amount
2 skeins each of A and B
Ravelry Page

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The Sail-Away Shawl is the perfect place to settle in and enjoy the pure pleasure of beautiful yarn and an artful pattern.

The modular construction here means that you can make a small shawl and find inner peace and joy in a quick project. If you’re craving a larger shawl, you can continue with two more sections to create a big, swooshy wrap with a long tail that sweeps around your shoulders and stays put.

Julia Farwell-Clay has been thinking about shawls and wraps for a long time, and this combination of stripes and angles and asymmetry hits that sweet spot that we really love. The stripes, which can be as orderly as she describes or as random as you please, align and shift in a puzzle that you’ll enjoy figuring out.

Knit all 3 sections for a grand shawl. Knit just Section 1 for a petite scarf. Both sizes require 2 skeins of each color.

Cormo Sport by Sincere Sheep [100 g skeins, each approx 400 yds (366 m), 100% Cormo wool]: 2 skeins each A and B

Greens (Shawl)
A: Hathor’s Gem; B: Suerte

Yellow/Natural (Scarf)
A: Mrs. Fisher; B: Cumulus

Red/Orange (Scarf)
A: Kung Hey Fat Choi; B: Vitamin C

Size US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32″ (80 cm), or size to achieve gauge
Spare size US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16″ (40 cm) or longer, or size to achieve gauge
Size US G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook, for provisional CO
Smooth waste yarn
Stitch markers

Knitted Measurements
Approx 58″ × 21″ (84″ × 36″) [147.5 × 53.5 (213.5 × 91.5) cm], before blocking
Approx 59″ × 20″ (94″ × 54″) [151 × 51 (239 × 86.5) cm], after blocking

20 sts and 42 rows = 4″ (10 cm) over garter st, before blocking

Special Technique
Provisional Cast-On (Crochet onto Needle)

On page 15, under Section 1, the 6th paragraph should read (changes in bold):

Rep Rows 1 and 2 eight more times—54 sts.” The last line in the last paragraph of Section 1 (just above “Scarf Only”) should read “… ridges in A; 6 garter ridges in B—384 sts.”

On page 16, under Shawl Only, the first paragraph should read (changes in bold):

Continuing in B, work Rows 1 and 2 twice—394 sts.

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