Drea's Shawl is one of our favorite ways to play with color while creating a stripe-tastically wearable accessory!
We've given this Loop classic a fun, summery update by combining the cool cotton colors of Cumulus + Cumulus Degradé, from Juniper Moon. The result is impossibly soft, light, and lofty - with no wool in sight!
Cumulus and Cumulus Degradé are a match made in summer knitting heaven but are also lovely for year-round wear!
Both yarns are cotton but unlike traditional, ropey cottons, these yarns are spun with a chainette construction to ensure they're soft on your hands while knitting and next-to-skin soft for wear. They also contain a touch of nylon for easy care. And because they're worsted weight, they knit up fast into fabrics that are surprisingly lightweight!
What's the difference between Cumulus and Cumulus Degradé? Standard Cumulus comes in soft, solid colors, while Cumulus Degradé is an ombre yarn, and depending on which way you work from the ball, its color slowly transitions in intensity. This color melting adds plenty of visual interest to your knits - and the yarn does all the work!
Drea will make an excellent travel companion at any time of year. Its simple, garter triangle style makes it easy to pick up and put down while changing colors every two rows will keep you engaged.
This is a fun shawl to knit for yourself and a lovely gifting idea, especially for friends who may have wool sensitivities.
To knit your own summery Drea Shawl, you'll need:
- 1 skein of Cumulus + 1 of Cumulus Degradé - we used cornflower + jasmine chahcha
- US 8 32" circular needles
SIZE 48 inches across top, 23 inches down center
YARN Main Color (MC) Juniper Moon Fibers Cumulus [94% Israeli Mako cotton, 6% nylon;100g/251 yds]: 1 hank. Contrast Color (CC) Juniper Moon Fibers Cumulus Degradé [94% Israeli Mako cotton, 6% nylon; 100g/251 yds]: 1 ball.NEEDLE 24-inch US 10 (6mm) circular needle.
GAUGE 4 sts = 1 inch in garter stitch.
ABBREVIATIONS kfb: knit into the front and back of the same stitch
CO 3 sts with MC.
Row 1: With MC, knit.
Row 2: With MC, kfb, knit to end.
Row 3: With CC, knit.
Row 4: With CC, kfb, knit to end.
Rep rows 1-4 until 124 sts on needle.
Work rows 1-3 once more.
Bind off with CC and weave in ends.