Autumn Crown Watercolor Shawl

This shawl is a generous size half hexagon shape in a delicate and lightweight yarn. The motifs are inspired by the shape of the leaves and the shift in the colors at that time of year and the colors of Autumn Crown pumpkins.

What’s an Autumn Crown? 
The Autumn Crown pumpkin is a hybrid of a butternut squash and a Crown Prince pumpkin. Also known as the “Squashkin,” it contains large sweet seeds and has a sweet, melon scent.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 40” long x 92” wide

Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows =4” [10 cm] in lace pattern after blocking

Materials

Lace weight yarnYarn: The Unique Sheep Eos (50% Tussah Silk, 50% Merino; 1875 yards [1714.5 meters]/170 grams): Coral & Cream (6 skein gradient set)

Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) 40” circular

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

Cluster 3 sts: Lift 3rd st on left needle over first 2 sts and off, k1, yo, k1.

Color change sequence

Rows 1-50 Chart A color #1

Rows 1-32 first and second rep Chart B color #1

Rows 1-10 third rep Chart B color #1

Rows 11-12 color #2

Rows 13-16 color #1

Rows 17-20 color #2

Rows 21-22 color #1, cut color #1

Rows 23-32 color #2

Rows 1-32 fourth rep Chart B color #2

Rows 1-4 fifth rep Chart B color #2

Rows 5-6 color #3

Rows 7-10 colors #2

Rows 11-14 color #3

Rows 15-16 color #2, cut color #2

Rows 17-32 color #3

Rows 1-22 sixth rep Chart B color #3

Rows 23-24 color #4

Rows 25-28 color #3

Rows 29-32 color #4

Rows 1-2 seventh rep color #3, cut color #3

Rows 3-32 color #4

Rows 1-2 eighth rep #5

Rows 3-6 color #4

Rows 7-10 color #5

Rows 11-12 color #4, cut color #4

Rows 13-32 color #5

Rows 1-6 first rep Chart C color 5

Rows 7-8 color #6

Rows 9-12 color #5

Rows 13-16 color #6

Rows 17-18 color #5, cut color #5

Rows 19-32 color #6

Picot BO in color #6

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked from the top down starting with a garter tab cast on. The Unique Sheep gradient colors can be worked from either side, skein 6 to skein 1 or skein 1 to skein 6 as this piece is done.

To change colors, beginning on a RS row, slip 1, k2 holding both colors together, drop old color. Cont RS row and following WS row to last 3 sts, pick up old color, k2 holding both together, k1 with new color. Work 2 rows in new color, 4 rows in old color, 4 rows in new color, 2 rows in old color. Cont with new color until next color change.

Pattern

Garter Tab

CO 3 sts.

Rows 1-46: Slip 1 wyif, k2.

Row 47: Slip 1, k2, turn work 90 degrees, pick up and knit 23 sts along side edge, pick up and knit 3 sts on CO edge. (29 sts)

Next Row and all WS Rows: Sl 1 wyif, k2, purl to last 3 sts, k3.

Begin working from Chart or Written Instruction.

Chart

Next Row and all WS Rows: Sl 1 wyif, k2, purl to last 3 sts, k3.

Next Row (RS): Slip 1 wyif, k2, *pm, work Row 1 of Chart A, pm, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Cont Chart A through Row 50 as established.

Begin Chart B, rep marked sts as indicated. Work Rows 1-32 of Chart B 8 times.

Begin Chart C, rep marked sts as indicated. Work Rows 1-30 of chart C once. (533 sts)

Written

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, k2, *pm, yo, k7, yo, pm, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 2 and all WS Rows: Sl 1 wyif, k2, purl to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, p, cluster 3 sts, p1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 5: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 7: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, p2, k3, p2, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 9: Sl 1 wyif, k2, * yo, k2, p2, cluster 3 sts, p2, k2, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 11: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, p3, k3, p3, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2

Row 13: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2, p3, k3, p3, k2, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 15: Sl 1 wyif, k2, * yo, k2tog, p4, cluster 3 sts, p4, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 17: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k1, p2, k9, p2, k1, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 19: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, p2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, p2, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 21: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k1, p2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, (k1, yo) twice, k1, ssk, yo, ssk, p2, k1, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 23: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, p1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, yo, ssk, p1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 25: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 27: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog twice, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, yo, ssk twice, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 29: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k3, k2tog, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, ssk, k3, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 31: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, ssk, k3, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 33: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k4, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 35: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, p1, cluster 3 sts, p3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, p3, cluster 3 sts, p1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 37: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2, p1, k3, p4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p4, k3, p1, k2, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 39: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, p2, k3, p5, yo, s2kp, yo, p5, k3, p2, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 41: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2, p2, cluster 3 sts, p13, cluster 3 sts, p2, k2, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 43: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, p3, k3, p13, k3, p3, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 45: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2, p3, k3, p6, yo, p2tog, p5, k3, p3, k2, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 47: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k2tog, p4, cluster 3 sts, p5, (yo, p2tog) twice, p4, cluster 3 sts, p4, ssk, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 49: Sl 1 wyif, k2, *yo, k1, p2, k9, p3, yo, p2tog, p2, k9, p2, k1, yo, k1; rep from * twice more, k2.

Row 51: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, *p2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, p5; rep from * to last 16 sts, p2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, p2, ssk, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 53: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k1, p2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, (k1, yo) twice, k1, ssk, yo, ssk, p4; rep from * to last 16 sts, p1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, (k1, yo) twice, k1, ssk, yo, ssk, p2, k1, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 55: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, p1, *k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, yo, ssk, p3; rep from * to last 17 sts, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, yo, ssk, p1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 57: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2, k2tog, *yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog; rep from * to last 16 sts, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 59: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog twice, yo, *k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, yo, s2kp, yo; rep from * to last 18 sts, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, ssk, yo, ssk twice, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 61: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k3, k2tog, *k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, ssk, k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 17 sts, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, ssk, k3, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 63: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, k3, *k2tog, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, ssk, k3; rep from * to last 19 sts, k2tog, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, ssk, k3, ssk, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 65: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k4, k2tog, *yo, p1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 18 sts, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 67: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, p1, cluster 3 sts, *p3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, p3, cluster 3 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, ssk, yo; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 69: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2, p1, k3, *p4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p4, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k2, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 71: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, p2, k3, *p5, yo, s2kp, yo, p5, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2, ssk, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 73: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2, p2, cluster 3 sts, *p13, cluster 3 sts ; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2, k2, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 75: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, p3, k3, *p13, k3 ; rep from * to last 6 sts, p3, ssk, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 77: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2, p3, k3, *p6, yo, p2tog, p5, k3 ; rep from * to last 6 sts, p3, k2, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 79: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, p4, cluster 3 sts, *p5, (yo, p2tog) twice, p4, cluster 3 sts; rep from * to last 7 sts, p4, ssk, yo, k1; **rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 81: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k1, *p2, k9, p3, yo, p2tog; rep from * to last 15 sts, p2, k9, p2, k1, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Rep Rows 51-82, 7 more times.

Rep Rows 51-64 once more.

Row 321: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k4, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog; rep from * to last 18 sts, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 323: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, k1, cluster 3 sts, *ssk, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, cluster 3 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, k1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 325: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k6, *ssk, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 327: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *(ssk, yo) 3 times, cdd, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, ssk, k1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 329: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, *(ssk, yo) 3 times, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 331: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog twice, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *(ssk, yo) 3 times, cdd, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to last 7 sts, ssk, yo, ssk twice, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 333: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, *(ssk, yo) 3 times, k1, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, k3; rep from * to last 6 sts, (ssk, yo) twice, k1, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Row 335: Sl 1 wyif, k2, **yo, k2tog, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, *(ssk, yo) 3 times, cdd, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to last 8 sts, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, yo, k1; rep from ** twice more, k2.

Finishing

Picot BO: *Using the knitted CO method, CO 1 st, k2, put left needle into both sts, BO 1, (slip st to left needle, k2togtbl) 3 times; rep from * to end.

Block. Weave in ends.

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