A shawl to knit while dreaming of exploring the world, of traveling and meeting faraway friends. Use three treasured speckled or semisolid skeins of hand-dyed yarn – a lighter one in the foreground, a darker one in the background, and a color pop – to tide you over the longing of Fernweh.
The Fernweh shawl is knit top-down in two-color brioche and one-color pearl brioche, with a garter stripe border and i-cord edges. The textural pearl brioche intersects the vertical two-color brioche lines, broken at the border by horizontal garter stripes.
3 colors of Light Fingering Weight Yarn (1 light color, 1 darker color + 1 color pop)
*no. of skeins refers to the yarn used for the sample (see below)
Sock Lite by Olann (plied, 80% Merino / 20% Nylon, 425 m / 100 g)
210 cm / 82 ½“ long, 72 cm / 28 ½“ high at center
16 sts / 23 rows = 10 cm / 4” in brioche stitch
16 sts / 46 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch
Gauge is measured relaxed after blocking and has an influence on the size of your finished shawl and your yardage!
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge or optimal drape); US 7 / 4.5 mm needle for bind-off
tapestry needle, 1 stitch marker