Colourblock Shawl Ta-dah!

Overnight, the first frost of the year appeared and it is suddenly feeling very cold. For this reason I'm incredibly pleased to have finished this most snuggly of shawls (you can see the other posts about it here). My friend Charlotte kindly stood outside on a very cold and windy day (again) for me to take pictures - thank you Charlotte.

I always intended that wearing this shawl would be like wearing a big hug, and can confirm that this is indeed the case.

Deciding on the colour, size and location of the fringe probably took almost as long as knitting it. I eventually went with the sport weight Stone Washed in a contrasting colour and it has lots of movement which I really like, but wasn't very easy to photograph in the wind!

The shawl worked up quickly and easily between other projects, and was very relaxing to make - it's designed so that you can just keep knitting until it's the size you want, and really I could have kept going as I was enjoying it so much. I love it!

If you like it too, I'll be posting the free pattern (updated: it's HERE), but in the meantime I've been tipped off (by Chrissy - thank you) that the Scheepjes Stone Washed XL yarn I used is currently on offer at Deramores*. If you're thinking of making one, this is the supplies list so you can stock up: 
  • 4 x Stone Washed XL in Coral 
  • 1 x Stone Washed XL in Amazonite 
  • 1 x Stone Washed XL in Lemon Quartz
  • 2 x Stone Washed XL in Smokey Quartz
  • For the fringe: 1 x Stone Washed in Moon Stone - note this is not the XL, but the sport weight
  • 6mm circular knitting needles at least 80cm long (used to knit flat)

Incidentally, I noticed from this photo that there appears to be some variation in the colours (which were of the same dye lots) but when knitting it, photographing and wearing it, I didn't notice this at all. Perhaps it's a trick of the lense? If you are bothered by this sort of thing, it may be worth alternating balls every few rows on bigger projects... just in case.

*Deramores affiliate link.


  1. The colorblocking has wonderful eye interest.

    1. I'm glad you think so, I've wanted to make a colour block project for ages for the same reason x

  2. Gorgeous!!! I absolutely LOVE it!! X The fringe is brilliant.

  3. Seriously, how do you churn these things out so quickly? One minute it's a sneak peek, the next - Ta Dah! Sorry, what I meant to say was This is really beautiful, very wearable. I love the slight colour change within the colour bands, gives it a beautiful texture.

    1. Hahaha - it doesn't feel like they are so quick, because they all start with sketches MONTHS before I get around to making them!!!! But actually, this one did knit up really fast, I kept thinking "one more row" and the next thing I'd have finished the ball!!! :)

  4. That looks so cosy! The coral rows look really long, even in a chunky yarn, but it totally looks worth it. Lovely to snuggle up in.

  5. It is very very lovely. Can you please share the pattern, or at least tell me how you made this. Did you start small and increase till it's wide enough or start big and decrease till the end? And how many stitches decrease of increase??? Thnx in advance.

    1. Hi Carole,

      I'm glad you like it. Thank you for your comment. I'm writing up the pattern at the moment and will be posting it here on Thursday - if you come back then, it'll be written out in full detail for you.


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