Purlbreak by Westknits | Purlbreak is a garter stitch version of the popular Daybreak shawl pattern released in 2009. Purlbreak was modified to have a stretchier wingspan edge while maintaining the classic Daybreak shape and geometric details. The entire fabric is knit top-down in garter stitch with slip stitch details. Choose a main color and three contrast colors that fade from light to dark to knit this graphic semi-circular shawl.
Gauge: 23 sts = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch before blocking. (Gauge is not crucial, but it will affect the finished size.)
Finished Measurements: One Size; 88” / 224cm wingspan, 25” / 64cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.
Materials Used: Fingering weight; Color A - 430yds / 393m; Color B - approximately 750yds / 686m total (*Note: The sample uses 3 colors for color B which requires approximately 250yds / 229m for each contrast color.)
- Color A - Prince; West Wool Bicycle (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 390yds / 357m per 100g skein)
- Color B - Aquarium (light color), Bossanova (medium color), Hitchhiker (darkest contrast color); Garn Stories Merino 4 Ply (100% Merino Wool; 437yds / 400m per 100g skein)
Gray Gold Sample:
- Color A - Garn Stories Merino in Blizzard (dark gray)
- Color B - Garn Stories Merino in Pfefferminzprinz (light color), Club Tropicana (medium color), Balzac (darkest contrast color)
Needle Size: US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions
Skill Level: Beginner