Polarize Shawl

Polarize Shawl


This large, graphic shawl is lightweight – perfect for transitional seasons.  The increases add a beautiful detail at the edge that is reminiscent of woodgrain, elevating what would be a very simple piece to something artfully crafted.  Though the increases may be unfamiliar to you, they are extremely easy to execute. Though this isn’t a beginner project, if you can knit, purl, slip stitches, and work a yarn over, you will easily be able to whip up a Polarize. If you haven’t worked a provisional cast-on before, this is a great project to learn on.  Only a few stitches are cast-on this way, so don’t let a little thing like a cast-on deter you.

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About 88” wingspan and 22” down the center.



Fingering Weight

Shown here: Manos del Uruguay, Alma, 100% superwash merino 546 yd [500 m]/100 grams: Color A L2241 Humility, Color B L2540 Persistence, 1 hank each.



Size 4 (3.5 mm): 32" circular (cir) to accommodate a large number of sts.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


Markers (m)s; waste yarn for provisional cast-on; yarn needle


26 sts and 64 rows = 4” Slip st Mosaic; 26 sts and 36 rows = 4” Garter st.


First rep of Row 1 on Tab completes provisional cast-on.

Slip all sts p-wise.

When slipping sts, on RS rows, slip st with yarn held in back; on WS rows, slip st with yarn held in front.

When working Slip st Mosaic, create long enough floats to ensure the fabric maintains stretch.