Before purchasing this item please make a note of the yarn colour you would like included in the kit by visiting the 4 Ply / Sock / Fingering Yarn Page. Please make a note of the yarn name as you will be asked to specify this on the order. The yarn shown in the pattern pictures is ’Arizona Sundown' (pinks, reds and yellows) and 'Summer Nights' (Blues, yellows and Purple)
This kit contains:
Your choice of 1 x 100g skein of 4ply Sock yarn
1 pattern (PDF or print)
1 removable marker
In addition you will need*:
1 x 80-100cm 3.75mm circular needle
8 x stitch markers
About this Pattern
Named after the famous Morecambe and Wise Song, Bring Me Sunshine is a simple shawl that has been designed to make the most of a pretty skein of yarn (or two!). The joy of this pattern is that it has easy-to-memorize stitches which quickly fall into smooth rhythm, and you can very easily adapt it to make a larger two skein version if you like your shawls a bit bigger.
An asymmetric triangle pattern in shape, as you knit your shawl, parallel tracks of stockinette stitch and a simple ‘yo, k2tog’ lace stitch grow side-by-side to create ‘rays’ of colourful stitches, allowing your yarn to truly shine! The pull of the lace pattern also distorts the angle of the stitches so you end up with an almost zig-zag effect of colours which works brilliantly for colourful, variegated yarns.
If you are new to knitting lace, this shawl would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Using just yarnover and k2tog stitches to create the lace, each section is worked between markers so you can easily keep count of your stitches. A video tutorial on how to work the ‘yo, k2tog’ stitch combination can be found here https://www.undertheolivetreeknits.com/lace-stitches.html. And there are also some handy hints and tips on page 10 that will help you ‘read’ your stitches and stay on track!
Measurements – The finished, blocked item has a wingspan of 73” (185cm) and a depth of 20” (51cm)
Gauge: 22 stitches and 33 rows to 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking
*There will be an option to purchase these additional items on your order. The stitch markers will be a random selection of 8 designs with a mix of fixed and leaver back clasps, presented in a pretty tin.