When I designed this shawl, I was inspired by the colors of wood, stone, straw, & bone- colors that are a reminder of nature’s perpetual beauty and of our own transient presence on this earth.
The Wood, Stone, Straw & Bone shawl is worked flat from the top center out, increasing each right side row to gradually form a triangular shape. The finished size can be easily adjusted by working more or less rows of the main color sections.
Sport weight wool yarn – approximately 453 yards/414 meters total (328 yards/300 meters of the main color and 25 yards/23 meters of each of the five stripe colors)
Sample shown in Cascade 220 Sport (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 164 yards/150 meters/50 g) in the following colors:
• Main Color (MC): 8010 Natural
• Stripe Color 1 (SC1): 4002 Jet
• Stripe Color 2 (SC2): 8400 Charcoal Grey
• Stripe Color 3 (SC3): 4010 Straw
• Stripe Color 4 (SC4): 8012 Doeskin Heather
• Stripe Color 5 (SC5): 9408 Cordovan
US 6/4.0 mm 32”/80 cm (or longer) circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Crochet hook size G/6/4-4.25 mm for attaching fringe to the shawl
19 sts by 35 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch
Gauge is not crucial but will affect finished measurements and yardage
40”/101.5 cm wide along top edge and 20”/51 cm long from the top to the center point, not including fringe