Thursday, 4 December 2014

Marilyn's Easy Rainbow Shawl Pattern - A free and easy little shawl pattern


Like a Magpie, even in the darkest days of winter, it is the bright and colourful things that attract my attention.  Oh,  all that is missing is 'shiny'.   

Marilyn's Easy Rainbow Shawl - Susan Elizabeth
Marilyn's Easy Rainbow Shawl - Susan Elizabeth

Marilyn's Easy Rainbow Shawl - Susan Elizabeth
Marilyn's Easy Rainbow Shawl - Susan Elizabeth

Here it is,  the easy shawl pattern I have been working on:

Marilyn’s Easy Rainbow shawl is, as the name implies, an easy knit.  It is perfect for beginning knitters, or easy TV knitting for more advanced knitters.  I originally learned to knit English style, and used this pattern to practice Continental style knitting.    The pattern was designed for my friend Marilyn, who said, “No one can teach me to knit something”.  I took up the challenge and the Rainbow shawl was begun.

Choose any yarn, and needles for this shawl.  I suggest going with needles a size or two larger than recommended for your yarn to make a nice loose fabric.  One skein of DK weight yarn and size 9 needles makes the shawlette pictured above.   One skein of sock yarn and size 7 needles makes a nice small shawl. Make your shawl as large as you like by repeating the 2 row pattern over and over, using as much yarn as you want.  Stop when you decide you are finished.

Marilyn and I both chose bright variegated yarns, hence the ‘rainbow’ name.  Your shawl will be pretty in any yarn you choose, striped, variegated, tonal, or plain.  You can have fun changing colours and make stripes as you go.  This would also be a wonderful way to use up scrap yarns.  Even yarns of different weights could be used in stripes.   There really is no limit with this shawl.  


Have fun, and ‘make something’ while learning to knit.  There are no purls in the pattern!


Marilyn's Easy Rainbow Shawl Pattern, a free download now from Ravelry

I will see Marilyn on Saturday, and her Rainbow Shawl.  I will take my camera!

Right now blocking in front of the fireplace is a fingering weight version:
Winter Solstice Rainbow Shawl - Susan Elizabeth
Winter Solstice Rainbow Shawl - Susan Elizabeth

Winter Solstice Rainbow Shawl - Susan Elizabeth
Winter Solstice Rainbow Shawl - close up - Susan Elizabeth
Now,  what to knit next?  I have a few things already on the go that I must finish up.  First will be some fingerless mitts that are 3/4 of the way finished, and a cowl that I started last month.   What I really want to knit is an entrelac hat.    Stay tuned for that....

Happy knitting everyone.
~Feather~




4 comments:

  1. thanks for the pattern, can't wait to get started, I love rainbow colours too. Marjorie x

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  2. I really want to make this but I'm really confused. (yes, I'm a beginner) It says to cast on 7 stitches, then do set up row A. But there's not enough stiches. At list as I follow along doing the instructions i always run out of cast on stitches before the row is done. I know I'm probly just missing something simple. Can u help me out plz? Thx!

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  3. شركتنا من المتميزون في اعمال الاصلاح بدون هدم او تكسير من خلال شركة ركن البيت التي تقدم الكثير والكثير في عمل اللازم وتصحيح الاخطاء التي تسببها تسريبات المياه فنحن مثلا

    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجدة تقدم خدمة لعمل الاصلاح بدون اي خراب ونقدم النصيحة للعملاء بالابتعاد عن الاعمال التي تؤدي الي هذا الخراب فتعاملك مع شركة كشف تسربات بجدة لديها الخبرة الكافية تساعدك في الحفاظ علي منزلك كما اننا نتمكن في اننا سوف نرتقي بخدمة لاننا نقوم بالعمل السليم لها كما يوجد لدينا خدمات العوازل التي تمنع التسريبات من الاسقف لكم والحوائط والخزانات من خلال شركة تسمي الاولي في مجالها لذلك نحن نقدم شركة عزل خزانات بالرياض التي تعتبر في عل الخزانات الارضية من الداخل بواسطة مواد متميزة كما نقدم لكم شركة عزل اسطح بالرياض لعمل العوازل التي تمنع جميع التسريبات في الاسقف

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