This eye-catching wrap features colorful marled circles that are an easy alternative to intarsia colorwork. Here’s how it works: rather than using separate bobbins for each area of color, the main color is carried throughout the entire pattern and is marled together with the contrasting yarn of each circle. The end result is a gorgeous wrap that will be treasured for years to come.
Time: 1 Month Project
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 12″ [30 cm] width x 54″ [137 cm] length (excluding fringe)
Gauge: Approximately 25 sts and 38 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in St st with MC
Yarn: Trailhead Yarns Cabot Trail (100% Tencel; 800 yards [732 meters]/100 grams): Lupine (MC1, 1 skein)
Trailhead Yarns Fundy Tides (55% Cotton, 45% Linen; 630 yards [576 meters]/100 grams): Lilac (MC2, 2 skeins)
Trailhead Yarns Crew, Appalachian Trail mini-skeins (65% Cotton, 35% Nylon; 108 yards [99 meters]/25 grams per mini): Night Crew (CC1-5, 1 set)
Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) needles
Notions: Tapestry needle, small crochet hook (for attaching fringe)
This shawl is worked flat from end to end.
To change the number of circles worked in each horizontal set, the CO stitch count may be modified by a multiple of 22 sts.
MC1 and MC2 are held together throughout as MC.
Try to maintain good yarn management while working to prevent the MC and CC yarns from becoming tangled.
Each of the 5 colors from the Crew set are designated as CC1-CC5, respectively. The written pattern describes the arrangement of the CCs used in the sample shawl, but it would be very easy to customize the color placement as desired.
Alternatively, this design would also make a great stash buster project to use up leftover scraps of fingering-weight yarn, or to display any colorful collection of fingering-weight yarns, in which case each circle could be worked with a different CC.
With both MCs held together and long-tail CO method, CO 76 sts.
Rows 1-43: Work Rows 1-43 of the Marled Circles Chart once, working the three circles with CC1, CC2, and CC3, respectively.
Rows 44-77: Rep Rows 10-43 of the chart once with CC2, CC3, and CC4.
Rows 78-111: Rep Rows 10-43 once with CC3, CC4, and CC5.
Rows 112-145: Rep Rows 10-43 once with CC4, CC5, and CC1.
Rows 146-179: Rep Rows 10-43 once with CC5, CC1, and CC2.
Rep Rows 10-179 to work 15 sets of circles in total, or cont. working until shawl reaches desired length.
Last 8 Rows: Work Rows 44-51 of the chart once. BO and cut MC yarns, leaving a 6-inch [15-cm] tail.
Weave in all ends.
Block shawl as needed.
Cut 30 5-inch [13-cm] strands of each CC for fringe, 150 strands total.
With crochet hook, attach 1 strand of CC yarn in each of the 75 available st spaces along the CO and BO edges in the sequence (CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5).
Trim fringe as needed to neaten edges.