Giant gradient, simple shawl

Simplicity. Sometimes nothing else will do.

This deceptively simple heart-shaped shawl is designed in squishy, meditative, don’t-have-to-think-about-it garter stitch. Perfect for new knitters, soothing frazzled nerves, or when you need a project you can pick up and put down easily.

But don’t think for a moment that this shawl isn’t interesting.

With speckles and subtle variegations and color changes every few rows, the hand-dyed gradient yarn holds your interest from cast on to bind off. 

As each color unfurls and reveals itself in sequence, you’ll find yourself thinking “I’ll stop after the next color change. Just one more. Next one, really.”

Just don’t stay up too late knitting, ok?

About this Pattern

Skill Level: Beginner

Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills, plus increases (yo, kfb).

Finished Size: Wingspan - 76 inches / 193 cm, depth at center back -19.5 inches / 50 cm

Yarn: Infinite Twist Giant Gradient, 100% Merino, 700 yds, 240 g.

Needles: U.S. size 5 / 3.75 mm, at least 80 cm long, or any size yielding gauge.

Gauge: 20 sts & 42 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in garter stitch.

Notions: 2 stitch markers, yarn needle.

See the yarns available to knit this project here.