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Knitwear designer (you can find my work in Knitty -- the Citron Shawlette -- Knitscene magazine, Twist Collective, and "Brave New Knits") and mama. You can read my knitting "epic" at ...

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Shadow & Glow

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarnover

Pattern Description:

Shadow and Glow is a square shawl with endless wearability. This surprisingly versatile shape can be folded in half and worn as a cushy triangular shawl, wrapped around the neck as a scarf, or draped over the shoulders for a unique look. Graduated stripes in shadowy grey and glowing green play against each other in different ways depending on how the piece is worn. This is a very simple knit, worked from the center out in Stockinette stitch with a Garter stitch border. Photo tutorials are provided for the Provisional Cast On used in the beginning of the piece as well as for the Magic Loop technique.


17 sts & 24 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size: 34"/ 86.5 cm square; 48"/ 122 cm on the diagonal


  • Main color: 575 yds/526 m fingering weight yarn
  • Contrast color: 325 yds/297 m fingering weight yarn
  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32"/ 80 mm long
  • US 6 (4 mm) needles preferred for working a small circumference in the round (e.g. dpns, two circular needles) if not using Magic Loop technique

You Will Also Need:

  • Crochet hook (for Provisional CO)
  • Scrap yarn (for Provisional CO)
  • 9 stitch markers, 1 distinct from others
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

900 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Anzula Cloud and Shibui Knits Cima


Elephant (Cloud) and Lumen (Cima)

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