by | Feb 17, 2013 | Uncategorized


I have a love/hate relationship with variegated yarns. Love the colors, the combinations, the life in them. Hate the way they mess up my designs. Hate it! But I’ve been experimenting more and more with variegated yarns. Fortunately Rachel of Dyeabolical supports my research with yarn grants.

This is the lovely custom color she dyed up for KnitCrate – over at KnitCrate they do all sorts of fancy yarn and pattern packages. Extras of this particular package are available still!

So I took that yarn and turned it into this:


It’s a sideways shawlette with short-rows and eyelets to break up any pooling and make the most of this gorgeous multi-colored yarn. It’s a written pattern, but the short-rows and eyelets become pretty intuitive after you figure out how it works.


The sport-weight yarn makes up a generous shawl – 84″ wide and about 22″ deep. Nice for wrapping around yourself during these last chilly dregs of winter. It’s even cold here in Jacksonville, Florida – we had a freeze last night!!!


Needles: Size 8 needles (5.0 mm)
Yarn: Super Ego in the KnitCrate Cafe colorway, 440 yards to 150g, sport weight
Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette
Size: Approximately 84″ wide and 22″ deep

Bryndis is available on Ravelry for $6.00 or as part of the KnitCrate package.


  1. Tabetha

    You are such a genius when it comes to shawls!

  2. Brenda

    Beautiful design! The size is very appealing to me, too. Glad to hear the temps are dropping a bit and the woolies can come out to play.

  3. MariGayle

    OMG! That looks gorgeous!! I love the way it looks with the variegated yarn!!!

  4. Christel

    I just bought the kit, couldn’t resist!!

  5. Amber

    I am having trouble figuring out the yot for the short rows. Am I supposed to be creating a stitch in the process of turning my work? Is there a tutorial for this stitch online you can point me to? I asked for help at my local yarn store but they were not familiar with the stitch. Thanks!


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