Short Description: Irida Shawl by The Yarniad. Irida (Greek for rainbow) is a simply constructed triangular shawl knit from the top down with a lacey chevron pattern and garter stitch bands that show off the color changes of an ombré yarn. The pattern is intuitive, perfect for those new to shawl knitting, and creates a lovely, wearable piece that puts your yarn on center stage. No one skein of ombré is the same, so this shawl is designed to be customizable. Specific instructions for a small and large size have been given, with notes on altering the pattern to suit your needs. And if you don’t have an ombré yarn on hand, the shawl would also be quite pretty made with different skeins in different colors, as long as they are the same weight. Two sizes are included in the pattern and information for each is given below as such: Small [Large].
Gauge: 19 sts & 31 rows [16 sts & 27 rows] = 4”/ 10 cm in St st; 19 sts & 34 rows [16 sts & 30 rows] = 4”/ 10 cm in Chevron Lace
Finished Measurements: Length of top, straight edge: 48”/ 122 cm [60”/ 152 cm] Height at center: 22”/ 56 cm [26”/ 66 cm]
Materials Used: 450 yds/ 412 m [575 yds/ 526 m] of a sport weight yarn; shown in ombré handspun [Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn (100% Wool, 656 yds/ 600 m per 150g) in color EYY]
Needle Size: US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, at least 24”/ 60 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Detailed written instructions, photographs, lace chart.
Skill Level: Beginner