Sunrays Shawl

Let the sun shine down with this fun shawl that’s as fun to wear as it is to make. Self-striping yarn creates interest without the hassle of changing colors.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 48” Width along Top Edge x 24” Depth in Center

Gauge: 15 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter stitch after wet blocking using smaller needle


Medium weight yarnYarn: Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme Batik (100% Cotton; 180 yards [165 meters]/100 grams): 38 Sunray (A, 1 ball), 40 Ocean View (E, 2 balls); Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme (100% Cotton; 180 yards [165 meters]/100 grams): 614 Terra Cotta (B, 1 hank), 613 Lemon (C, 1 hank), 627 Sky Surf (D, 1 hank)

Needle: US size 8 (5 mm) 40” circular; US Size 9 (5.5 mm) 40” circular

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked in one piece from the top down. Section 1 is worked sideways and is shaped with short-rows. Section 2 is worked downward from the side of Section 1. Section 3 is worked as a knit-on edging to Section 2.


Section 1

Wedge 1

With B, CO 32 sts.

Knit 1 row. Switch to A.

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, knit to end.

Row 2 (WS): K30, W&T.

Rows 3-29 (all RS rows): Knit to end.

Row 4: K28, W&T.

Row 6: K26, W&T.

Row 8: K24, W&T.

Row 10: K22, W&T.

Row 12: K20, W&T.

Row 14: K18, W&T.

Row 16: K16, W&T.

Row 18: K14, W&T.

Row 20: K12, W&T.

Row 22: K10, W&T.

Row 24: K8, W&T.

Row 26: K6, W&T.

Row 28: K4, W&T.

Row 30: K2, W&T.

Slide sts to other end of needle. Switch to B.

Row 31 (RS): Knit.

Row 32 (WS): Knit to last st, sl 1 pwise wyib.

Rows 33-34: Rep Rows 31-32.

Slide sts to other end of needle. Switch to A.

Row 35 (RS): K2, W&T.

Rows 36-62 (all WS rows): Knit.

Row 37: K4, W&T.

Row 39: K6, W&T.

Row 41: K8, W&T.

Row 43: K10, W&T.

Row 45: K12, W&T.

Row 47: K14, W&T.

Row 49: K16, W&T.

Row 51: K18, W&T.

Row 53: K20, W&T.

Row 55: K22, W&T.

Row 57: K24, W&T.

Row 59: K26, W&T.

Row 61: K28, W&T.

Row 63: Knit.

Switch to B.

Row 64: Sl 1 pwise wyif, knit to end.

Row 65: Knit.

Rows 66-67: Rep Rows 64-65.

Wedge 2

Rep Rows 1-67 as for Wedge 1.

Wedge 3

Rep Rows 1-65 as for Wedge 1. Cut A.

With B, BO all sts, leaving last bound-off st on needle.

Section 2

With RS facing, B, and one st on needle, pick up and k103 sts along curved portion of Section 1; 1 st for every Garter st ridge. (2 sts along each B stripe and 15 sts in between each B stripe). Knit a WS row.

Inc Row (RS): K4, (m1, k7, m1, k8) 6 times, m1, k7, m1, k3. (14 sts inc’d; 118 sts)

Knit 1 row.

Work Rows 1-36 of Sunray chart. Each row will be repeated 19 times across each row.

(213 sts)

Break B and C. With D, knit 5 rows.

Section 3

Note: The following cast-on stitches will be joined to the live stitches from Section 2 at the end of every WS row.

CO 24 sts using the knitted method.

Row 1 (WS): With D, k23, k2tog, turn.

Row 2 (RS): With D, k24.

Row 3: With D, k23, k2tog, turn.

Row 4: With E, k24.

Row 5: With E, k23, k2tog, turn.

Row 6: With E, k24.

Row 7: With E, k18, wrap next st and turn.

Row 8: With E, k18.

Row 9: With E, k12, wrap next st and turn.

Row 10: With E, k12.

Row 11: With E, k23, k2tog, turn.

Row 12: With E, k24.

Row 13: With E, k23, k2tog, turn.

Row 14: With D, k24.

Rep Rows 1-14, 41 more times, then rep Rows 1-2, once more.

BO all sts over the next row.


Weave in ends and block.

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