The “Mysteries, She Wrote” shawl was originally published as the sosu mystery KAL 2017. The pattern name is, of course, a reference to my all time favorite fictional mystery writer.
This graphic pattern features syncopated brioche triangles, garter stitch stripes and a contrasting short-row border in seed stitch. The result is an asymmetrical shawl that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Use colors with high contrast for a super graphic result, or less contrast to achieve a more subtle effect. Color A and B are the main colors of the shawl, Color A is the contrast color used for the border.
How colors interact in the different textures is mysterious and wondrous and it almost feels like painting with yarn.
You can see lots of shawls on Instagram at the hashtag #sosuMKAL2017.
The pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners and experienced knitters alike.
All special techniques in the pattern (two-color brioche, short-rows) are explained in detail, including with a video tutorial.
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20 sts / 38 rows = 10 cm / 4” in Garter stitch
US 6/4.0 mm circular needles
(or size needed to obtain gauge or optimal drape)
Optional: Second set of circular needles or spare cable for interchangeables, DPNs
tapestry needle, 16 stitch markers, 1 removable stitch marker, waste yarn (optional)