Colorful Knit Shawl Pattern

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Inspired by the colorful streets of Burano, Italy, this shawl is a relaxing knit designed for maximum flexibility. The stripes are a perfect way to use up sock yarn remnants, or a great excuse to experiment with bold new color combinations. It is a top down, garter stitch knit, and is presented in 2 sizes, but includes notes on adjusting the overall size. You can also adjust the number of stripes worked, and of course you can use 2, 3, or 30 colors - whatever strikes your fancy.
This design could also be worked in other yarn weights, just make sure to use a needle several sizes larger than normal, to ensure a relaxed fabric. If substituting yarns, make sure to use a yarn that will hold a block well, as this shawl requires fairly aggressive blocking to lay flat.

Size and yardage details:

Small
15” (38cm) deep, 55” (140cm) wide
Main color: 50g (231 yards)
Stripes: around 12g (60 yards) each
Total yarn used: 130g (600 yards)

Large
23” (58 cm) deep, 60” (152 cm) wide
Main color: 100g (462 yards)
Stripes: around 15g (75 yards) each
Total yarn used: 235g (1,100 yards)