Contrast and Complement

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Contrast and Complement Pattern


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Knitting: Contrast and Complement
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl

Pattern Description:

Simple, elegant, playful and feminine, this is a shawl to wear a lot!

Combine your two favorite contrasting colors and this will become a valuable addition to your everyday wardrobe.

You can knit this shawl top-down or bottom up, and it is easy to customize the size. Pick the yarn weight you are most comfortable knitting with - from lace to DK!

Approximate yardage for a full size shawl:
DK weight: 440 yards/ 400m of each color
Sport weight: 550 yards / 500m of each color
Fingering weight: 650 yards / 600m of each color
Lace weight: 900 yards / 820m of each color

Two different short row techniques are described in pattern - "german" method and "wrap and turn".

I believe this pattern to be suitable for an adventurous beginner, and a relaxing knit for a more advanced knitter.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • adjustable


  • two colors of lace, fingering, sport or DK weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • appropriate size circular needle, at least 100 cm long
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • 4 stitch markers

About Designer

About Designer

Inese A on

Knitting and crocheting are an addiction. I love the moment of creation!
I have tried a lot of crafts, but these have stayed with me for most of my life. My first project was a dress for my doll at the age of 5 or 6, with some help of my grandmother. It was fairly good in fact, even had a pattern that I remember still. From scarves and vests, I have done sweaters and shawls even at an early age ...

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