Sunray Shawl

September Knits

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Sunray Shawl by September Knits. My Sunray Shawl is knit from the top down beginning with a Garter Tab Cast-On. This shawl is worked back and forth utilizing soothing garter stitch and fun two-color brioche. Garter stitch is used to create the sun at the top of the shawl and throughout the body to portray the sky-like background. Two-color brioche is incorporated to mimic sunrays coming down the body of the shawl. As the shawl expands, additional two-color brioche ‘rays’ are worked to continue with the theme of the shawl. Brioche is continued in the border and finished with an I-Cord Bind-Off. Increases are made on both the right and wrong side of the edges to create a crescent shape. Long shawl wings are created this way to easily wrap around the body to provide warmth and stability.

Gauge: 23 sts/48 rows= 4 in/10 cm in Garter Stitch worked flat using 3.25 mm (US 3) circular after blocking in fingering weight yarn & 22 sts/56 rows= 4 in/10 cm in Garter + Two-Color Brioche Stitch worked flat using 3.25 mm (US 3) circular after blocking in fingering weight yarn

Finished Measurements: One Size. Sunray Shawl is a crescent shaped shawl with a long wingspan to easily wrap around your neck and shoulders. It is knit up in a loose gauge to give it wonderful drape.

  • Total wingspan: 80 in/200 cm
  • Center depth: 16 in/40 cm

Materials Used: Fingering weight yarn; total approx. yarn used: 984 yards/900 meters

Needle Size: 3.25 mm (US 3) 40 in/100 cm circular, or size needed to obtain gauge

Pattern Includes: Written Instructions & Schematic

Skill Level: Intermediate