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Dappled Days - Shawl Pattern PDF with Knitting Chart Tutorial

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You will recieve 2 downloads for this pattern. If you are new to knitting charts, the 'Charts Explained' version will walk you through how to read and understand a chart, with lots of helpful hints and tips along the way!

Take a walk through morning streets of dappled sunlight wrapped in the hug of a big, cosy shawl. Dappled Days was inspired by the start of a new day and the promises it can bring. As the sunlight filters through the leaves, paths become illuminated with a million patches of light, each one lighting the way to something new. These tiny pools of light are reflected in the simple lace stitches of the Dappled Days shawl, and the straight and bold garter stitch stripes are horizons expanding before you.

Dappled Days is a top-down triangular shawl designed with the new lace knitter in mind. Each lace stripe expands on the skills used in the previous stripe, so you progress from a simple 6 stitch repeat pattern to learning how to use varied stitch counts to create the wavy border shaping.

If you are new to knitting lace or working from charted instructions before then this project would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Choose the 'Charts Explained' version of the pattern for a full tutorial on how charts work and how they can help you to read your knitting. There are lots of helpful hints and tips to help you along the way.

Don't let the thought of charts or lace deter you from casting on. Dappled Days is an adventure to be had, just like the future that awaits you. Expand your horizons and never stop dreaming - or knitting!

The pattern uses 2 x 100g / 245yd / 225m skeins of Double Knit (DK) Yarn. And when it comes to selecting yarn colours, solid light-coloured yarn will work best for the lace sections to really showcase your stitches.

Skills / Techniques used: Knit, purl, yo’s, decreases

Sizes: One size

Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 74” (188cm) wingspan and 37” (94cm) depth at the longest part 

Materials Used 

  • Yarn A – Garter Stitch Stripes - 3.5 oz / 100g, 245yd / 225m Double Knit Yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, 100% Superwash Merino, in the Capri colour (1 skein)
  • Yarn B – Lace Stripes – 3.5 oz / 100g, 245yd / 225m Double Knit Yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, 100% Superwash Merino, in the Biscuit colour (1 skein)
  • 1 x locking stitch marker (optional)
  • 24 x stitch markers depending on if you want to mark off lace repeats
  • 1 x US size 10 (6mm) 32” – 40” (80 – 100cm) circular needle 
Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

Video tutorials for various techniques used in the shawl are also provided in the pattern.
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (1MB)
  • PDF (1MB)