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Pick your preferred circular shawl shape and dive into your DK-weight stash. This shawl devours yarn and works up quick, and you can easily add more spokes to change the final size and shape at any time! Choose colors that represent each season to you or an assortment of your favorites, and get ready to wrap up in this generously-sized shawl.

This shawl is worked from the center out in wedges that are joined together at the selvedge edge. Because of this, the knitter can easily choose how many spokes to work to achieve their desired shape. The stitch patterns were chosen to play well with a variety of yarn colors - solids will of course look great, but variegated yarn can cause interesting flashing and pooling with the shape of the spokes in addition to looking good with the stitch patterns.

The written instructions for this pattern are arranged in such a way that you can easily keep track of your progress on each spoke.

A low-vision version of the pattern is also available. This version is written in 24 point sans serif font (Arial) in all black text. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out.

Finished sizes
Half-pi: 60 x 30 in / 152 x 76 cm
Circular: 60 in diameter / 152 cm diameter
DK weight yarn in any fiber.
Sample shown in Knitted Wit DK (100% merino) in 8 colors: Longest Night, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, Mabon, Samhain.
Each spoke: 280 yd / 256 m
4 spokes: 1120 yd / 1024 m (half-pi)
6 spokes: 1680 yd / 1536 m (three-quarters-pi)
8 spokes: 2240 yd / 2048 m (circular)
15 st, 28 rows per 4 in / 10 cm in garter; gauge is not critical for this project, but differences may affect the size of the finished shawl or the amount of yarn needed
US 7 / 4.50 mm 24 in / 60 cm circular needle
Notions: embroidery needle

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This pattern was tech-edited by snooptiggercrafts.
You will get the following files:
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