Some Kind of Wonderful
I was traveling recently, and I started a new and incredibly simple shawl at the tail end of the trip. I finished up the remainder of the shawl when I returned home. I really loved knitting this shawl and the results are so pleasing that I decided to share the pattern. I was trying to think of a name for the shawl and was playing around with various travel-related names, but nothing was sticking. Then when I was driving the song Some Kind of Wonderful came on the radio and the name just clicked.
This simple, fun to knit, wearable and most of all, beautiful three-color shawl really is some kind of wonderful!
The three-color shawl is worked horizontally and completely in garter stitch. Stitches are increased on one side only. In between the garter ridges, several eyelet sections are added for interest. The shawl ends with an extended eyelet section and is bound off with a bobble picot edging.
Finished measurements after blocking: 74-inch wingspan, 22-inch depth
Yarn: Barrett Wool Co. Home Fingering Weight, 100% American Wool (100 grams/370 yards); 3 skeins, one in each of three different colors.
Sample in photo used:
Color 1: 50 grams of Scout (teal)
Color 2: 100 grams of Folkstone (dark grey)
Color 3: 50 grams of Field (mustard)
The finished shawl sample weighs 169g in total.
Needles: US size 5, 32-inch circular or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 6 sts per inch
Locking stitch marker
Optional: 1 double-pointed needle in the same size to work the edging