Uneven zigzags play with the slowly evolving stripes, while contrasting short rows give a bit of curve to the middle of the shawl. Fissure is worked from end to end, the light fabric and bias-knit sections providing movement and drape. To make this shawl, you will need to know how to knit, purl, yarn over, ssk, and k2tog. Pattern instructions are written only (no charts), and include directions for working German short rows.

Pattern PDF download: $7.50 USD on Ravelry or Payhip.

Size: 18 in/45.5cm wide at ends, 19.5 in/49.5cm wide at centre; 81 in/205.5cm along the top, 86 in/218.5cm along the bottom. Josephine, the model here, is 5 ft 7 in/170cm tall. (See below for schematic diagram.)

Yarn: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Rifton 600 (100% wool; 600 yds/549m per 6.5 oz/184g); 2 cakes. Shown in 1 cake Spring (MC1), 1 cake Winter (MC2)

Jill Draper Makes Stuff Rifton Mono (100% wool; 350 yds/320m per 4 oz/113g); Malachite: 1 skein (CC)

Needles: US9/5.5mm, or size needed for correct gauge

Gauge: 16 sts & 24 rows = 4 in/10cm in stockinette stitch

Photos © Gale Zucker 2016

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