This shawl can be made in two sizes, both of which are knit using three full skeins and three mini skeins. Each is knit with a background created by the two darker neutral skeins, so the UV-reactive yarn colors pop all the more — like a pink sunset against a dark creeping ceiling of stars.
The construction is very straightforward and much like a triangle shawl, but the result offers extra fabric at the top of the shawl, making it drape nicely for extra neck warmth. The spine of the shawl is a mock cable, in keeping with the shawl’s overall appreciation of the slipped stitch.
You can knit BOTH shawl sizes using three full skeins and three mini skeins. It’s a fun friend KAL project or to use a few cherish skeins you already own. For these two samples, I used yarn from three hand-dyers:
- Olann Grá SPORT (300m, 100g, 100% Superwash Merino): 1 skein Navy
- Mothy and the Squid 4-PLY SOCK (420m, 20g, 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon): 1 skein That’s Enough Crazy Pink/Yellow (you can see the yarn here in skein form), PLUS three mini skeins:
· 1 mini skein Orange/Purple Speckle
· 1 mini skein Purple/Magenta
· 1 mini skein Orange Speckle
- Easy Knits TINSEL SOCK (375m, 100g, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Lurex): 1 skein Venom
About Ultraviolet Knits
My latest book, Ultraviolet Knits: Twelve knitting patterns featuring UV-reactive hand-dyed wool (Anchor and Bee, 2020), was released at the end of March. This collection features 12 original accessory knitting patterns designed with black light-reactive hand-dyed wool-based yarns.This collection is inspired by the night’s sky, some from the view from Earth, such as star-gazing from a porch swing, while others pay homage to astronomy. Each of the 12 accessory patterns works well with bold, speckled, and vibrant yarns as well as semi-solid and neutrals, making the designs well suited for using those treasured skeins in your yarn collection. These accessory designs are excellent for travel knitting given their size. For festival-goers or everyday use, these finished objects are ones you’ll want to wear.
Where to Buy the Book
Individual patterns from Ultraviolet Knits will be available on Ravelry in October 2020, but until then you can treat yourself to the entire 12-pattern collection. Each week during June, July, and August, I’ll profile one of the patterns from Ultraviolet Knits in a blog post like this one.
If you wish to purchase the entire book, it is available as a digital download from Ravelry or in print from a range of bookstores and retailers. I’m including a partial list of online retailers selling the book, though you can likely provide your local independent bookshop with the ISBN and they can order it for you.
- ISBN: 978-1-910567-06-7 (paperback)
- Price: $24.50USD / €22.00EUR
- Trim Size: 8.268” x 11.693” (A4)
- Page Count: 50
- Illustrations: 63 color photographs and illustrations
Ravelry.com (digital version is available now)
Amazon.co.uk (UK/Ireland, affiliate link)
Barnes and Noble (35% off preorder with free shipping)
Anchor and Bee Publisher (Worldwide, books ship signed and free gift of Ravelry digital version with each purchase)