Leftover Yarn Shawl

The Leftover Yarn Shawl is a fun shawl to knit – here are the instructions:

You will need:  Lots of small amounts of different yarns – use a variety of colours and textures.  A good approach is to group together a number of yarns in a colour family (for example browns, purples or blues) in a variety of textures.  You can use different weights as you will combine some to make up an average gauge.


How to Cast On

Casting on (knitting)

Long-tail cast-on

Long Tail Cast On

You need

  • Yarn
  • Needle
  • hands

In knitting, casting on is a family of techniques for adding new stitches that do not depend on earlier stitches, i.e., stitches having an independent lower edge. In principle, casting on is the opposite of binding off, but the techniques involved are generally unrelated.

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The color changes and the vertical ribbing has a very slimming effect on the wearer.


Suggested yarn : any DK weight – I used JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 4/8

Yarn weight: DK (11 wpi)

Gauge: 22 stitches and 28 rows = 10 cm in 2×2 rib, slightly stretched
Needle size: US 6 – 4.0 mm
Yardage: 1540 – 1880 yards (1408 – 1719 m)
Sizes available: 32 – 44 inches
This sweater was designed Lorysa Fernandez and the pattern can be purchased on Ravelry here.