Buy the Branching Out Shawl kit and get the pattern for FREE*
This pattern is part of the 'Shades of...' collection which includes a range of semi-tonal silk and merino colourways and patterns to show off the subtle colour changes of each yarn. There are 6 different colour options that you can choose for your kit, all which will work beautifully with this pattern.
This pattern is also available to purchase individually. Click here to view the pattern.
About this Pattern
Every now and then I feel the need to get out of my comfort zone and shake things up a little. Sometimes it’s fun to something new and different and gain new experiences along the way. Branching Out is a shawl that encourages that little step outside of your comfort zone. The pattern starts out with the safety of a stretch of smooth stockinette, a familiar relaxing repetition of knit and purl stitches. But as you head into the border, things start to get interesting.
A row of yarnovers plant the seeds for twisting columns of cables that start to grow like sturdy trees. The pattern remains easy to work, still using just knit and purl stitches but with the occasional twirl of a cable stitch. Once you reach the edge of the border and start binding off, things start to get a little out of the ordinary. Between each column is a single stitch which is dropped and unravelled right back to that row of yarnovers, to reveal branches that connect the cables together. The end result is an eye-catching, lacy-but-not-lace shawl. So go on, be brave, branch out and drop some stitches and see what happens, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Video tutorials are provided for all of the stitches used, including the cable stitches and for working the dropped stitch bind off.
*The free pattern will be an e-mailed digital version. If you would like a printed copy then this will be provided for an additional £1.50.
**There will be an option to purchase this additional item on your order.