DROP OF COLOR SHAWL
Skill level: to
Approx. 10" wide x 64" long (stretched)
Worsted weight cotton
or cotton-blend yarn, or worsted weight yarn of choice in two colors:
400 yds. Color A (ombre)
yds. Color B (solid)
(Sample shown in Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing
Co., Inc. “Peaches & Crème” Article 930 4 Ply Worsted in Color #64 Olive (solid)
and #229 Juanita Rose (ombre). Cones are 14 oz and contain approximately 688 yds.,
2.5 oz balls contain approximately 122 yds., 2 oz balls contain approximately 98
Size 8 (5 mm)
circular needle (29” length), or size needed to achieve gauge
Size G/6 (4.25 mm)
crochet hook (for flowers)
14 sts = 4" in garter stitch on size 8 (5 mm) needle
rows = 4” in drop-stitch pattern on size 8 (5 mm) needle)
beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), chain (ch), double crochet (dc),
knit (k), purl (p), repeat (rep), right side (RS), single crochet (sc), stitch (st),
slip stitch (sl st), wrong side (WS), yarn over (yo)
Shawl is worked
using the slide-stitches-to-the-right technique. Circular needle is necessary to
allow for this maneuver.
for sliding stitches and turning work so that correct color strand will be
available at the beginning of the next row.
Do not cut colors,
but drop and pick up (from under dropped strand) as instructed, stranding unused
color loosely up side of work.
Shawl will have a
different appearance on each side of fabric, but can be considered reversible.
A row counter is
useful for keeping track of rows in the pattern.
Row 1 (RS): K,
wrapping yarn twice around needle in each stitch.
Row 2 (WS): K,
dropping extra loops created on previous row.
Row 3 (RS): K.
Row 4 (WS): K.
needle and Color A, CO 40.
Row 1: With Color
A, k across, turn. Drop Color A but do not cut it, attach Color B.
Row 2: With Color
B, k across, do not turn. Drop Color B, slide sts to right end of
needle, pick up Color A.
Row 3: With Color
A, k across, turn. Drop Color A, pick up Color B.
Due to the slide technique, from this point on you will be working two right
side (RS) rows followed by two wrong side (WS) rows.
Row 4 (RS): With
Color B, k across, wrapping yarn twice around needle in ea st, do not turn.
Drop Color B, slide sts to right end of needle, pick up Color A.
Row 5 (RS): With
Color A, k across, dropping extra loops created on previous row, turn.
Drop Color A, pick up Color B.
Row 6 (WS): With
Color B, k across, do not turn. Drop Color B, slide sts to right
end of needle, pick up Color A.
Row 7 (WS): With
Color A, k across, turn. Drop Color A, pick up Color B.
Rep Rows 4-7 until
piece measures approx. 62” or a few inches less than desired length. (Note:
piece will stretch lengthwise when worn due to drop-stitch pattern.)
Last row: With
Color A, bind off loosely. Cut Colors A & B. Weave in tails.
Flowers (make 10):
Rnd 1: With
crochet hook and Color A, ch 4, join into ring (or use disappearing loop method:
wind yarn around finger once or twice, insert hook into center of stranded ring
and pull loop through, ch 1, work first round of stitches encasing strands of
ring, pull yarn tail to close center.)
Ch 1, work 10 sc
in ring, join with sl st, do not turn (10 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in
same sc, 5 dc in next sc, *sc in next sc, 5 dc in next sc, rep from * around,
join with sl st and fasten off (5 petals). Cut yarn, leaving 12” strand for
Sew 5 flowers
evenly spaced across each end of shawl.
lightly block shawl following care instructions on yarn label.
Try using two
different shades of solid colors.
Try using two
contrasting variegated colors (one light, one dark).
For a narrow
scarf, cast on only 20 sts and follow pattern as written.
Copyright 2010 – Designs by KN
For personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for commercial