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Sunyata Pattern


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Knitting: Sunyata
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • provisional cast on
  • Basic knit and purl stitches
  • decrease: sl 1, k2tog, psso
  • increase: double yo
  • cable cast on

Pattern Description:

This pretty, warm-weather shrug begins with a provisional cast on and the lace pattern is worked as a rectangle. The waste yarn is removed from the provisional cast on and some stitches are cast on at the underarms. The trim is then worked in the round for a few inches. For a stretchy and fun edge, the trim is bound off with some picots!

No seaming is required to make this piece.


12 sts (4 stitch repeats) and 18 rows (6 row repeats) = 4.5" (11.5 cm) in Lace Pattern with smaller needles, after wet-blocking and stretching to dry; 10 sts = 4" (10 cm) in 3 x 3 Ribbing with larger needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 403/4 (451/2, 501/2, 551/4, 60, 643/4, 691/2)" around shoulders
  • 103.5 (116, 128, 140, 152.5, 164.5, 176.5) cm around shoulders


  • Classic Elite's Sprout yarn 100% organic cotton 100 gram hank = approx 109 yards 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) hanks in color 4355 Sassafras Tea
  • or approx 140 (170, 190, 220, 240, 280, 300) yards in a comparable earth-friendly yarn
  • 32" circular needle size US 10 (6 mm)
  • 32" circular needle size US 11 (8 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch marker
  • Smooth waste yarn
  • crochet hook size US J/10 (6 mm) (for provisional cast on)
  • tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

Kristen TenDyke on

As crafters, each time we purchase a yarn, we are voting with our dollars to support the growth or destruction of the earth. By choosing yarns that support organic farming and processing, that are not cruel to the animals or the people who are involved in its creation, that use low-impact or no dyes, or have a low carbon footprint we are helping to reduce the amount of damage done to the ...

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