Project of the Month: Nightshift Shawl
December weather calls for a cozy project of the month! We wanted to take this month to highlight one of our favorite store samples. Bundle up in Andrea Mowry’s Nightshift Shawl!
This project is a gorgeous 6-skein color shifting shawl that perfectly captures a handspun look no matter what yarn you use. Our staff used our very own Nightshift Shawl Kits to capture this colorful, marbled effect.
The Nightshift is a just beyond-the-basics knit, a perfect next step on your knitting journey! The pattern uses slip stitches to create a simple colourwork look, and a stockinette front for a textured finish.
Mowry’s Nightshift is designed to give a homemade look, without necessarily using handspun yarn. While there are some great results using variegated and tonal yarns (like Malabrigo Rios), the pattern calls for dyed-in-the-wool yarn, a technique that adds dye to the wool before it is spun. The results are a gorgeous, multicoloured-ply yarn that looks handspun! Spincycle Yarns is a great example of this technique.
As an alternative, we have used the Cascade 220 Superwash Waves, another marble-plied, color changing yarn.
Fibres: 100% Superwash Wool
Gauge: 20 – 22 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm)
Needles: 4.0 – 4.5 mm (US 6 – 7)
Weight: Worsted (4)
Length: 100 g / 220 yards (200 m)
More Color Changing Projects!
A staff favourite knit-wear designer, Andrea Mowry‘s collection contains numerous colour shifting patterns, including the smaller Shift Cowl.
(Shift Cowl made by staff Janice in Cascade 220 Superwash Waves: 109 Roses, 108 Solar, and 101 Woodsy)