Dotted Rays Speckled Fade

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Dotted Rays Speckled Fade by Westknits | This top-down shawl is a colorful variation of the original Dotted Rays design. Choose 5 or 6 colors and create your own gradient by striping the colors together using the Speckled Fade color technique. Westknits shortcut rows with yarn over holes form the long curved shape. Select between the multiple border options and knit a large or super large sized shawl. This arched shawl begins at the center with only a few stitches while yarn over increases quickly expand the shape. Garter stitch short row wedges add length to one side forming rays that gradually increase in size. The repetitive knit stitches and rhythmic short rows are easy to work while still keeping your interest, a perfect travel project! Built in I-cord edges and an I-cord bind off outline the entire shape for a clean finish. Choose one yarn or use different stash and scrap yarns for a striped effect. The main difference between this variation and the original is the chevron border option. 

Finished Measurements: 88 [98]” / 224 [249]cm wingspan, 20 [24]” / 51 [61]cm at widest part between I-cord edges. Measurements taken after blocking.

Materials Used: Fingering weight

Approximately 1400 [1685]yds / 1280 [1541]m total for Super Large Size.

These individual yardage estimates are based on the Super Large Size.

  • Color A - 110yds / 101m
  • Color B - 325yds / 297m
  • Color C - 440yds / 402m
  • Color D - 365yds / 334m

Garter Stitch Version

  • Color E - 285yds / 261m

Needle Size: 47” US 4 / 3.5mm circular

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions 

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner