One is a simple, wearable, easy-yet-entrancing-to-knit shawl. It features graphic lines that run down both sides of the fabric in inverse colours.
One is the first shawl in the Inverse Reverse Collection, an ebook that takes the basic nature of One and runs away wild with it. Featuring completely reversible, inverse fabrics in asymmetrical shapes, these shawls play with colours, gradients, cables, and vertical and diagonal stripes. They are graphic and stylish, suitable to be knit up in any weight of yarn, to a size of your own choosing.
This is a fully reversible, asymmetrical shawl, knit from a small point and steadily increased until it’s the desired size or until you run out of yarn.
Because of this, you can knit it up using any weight of yarn! 100 grams of each colour should be enough to make a good-sized shawl no matter what weight of yarn you choose. Use a needle that’s slightly big for the size of yarn you choose (check the ball band for size recommendations) so you get a nice, drapey gauge.
Because One has a garter-stitch base, it doesn’t really need blocking the way a lace shawl would. Its easy care makes it the perfect knit gift for the non-knitters in your life. If you can stand to give it away, that is.
About Slipped-Stitch Knitting
Shhh! Although the colour pattern looks complex, it’s actually pretty easy to do. The whole shawl is worked on a garter stitch base, so you’ll be knitting every row, and you’ll only ever use one colour at a time. All the “colourwork” is achieved by slipping stitches. No stranding or special colourwork knowledge required.
Using a Gradient Kit
If you’re using a gradient kit with many small skeins of yarn, you have choices: You can either use up the entirety of each skein in sequence and create a large shawl, or you can divide the skeins in half and make a shawlette (the perfect size to be worn like a kerchief / small scarf around your neck).
I used a kitchen scale to weigh my 5 small 28-gram skeins from the Julie Asselin kit, and I used about 14-15 grams from each skein to make the white & turquoise/green/purple shawlette in the photos.
However much of your gradient you choose to use, make sure to have an equal amount of the solid colour on hand to match it.
Additional Pattern Info
This pattern, like all of my patterns, contains both charts and written instructions, so you can choose your favourite method of reading.
This pattern has been test knit.
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