Rainbow Shawl

A while back, the Yarn Harlot blogged about a shelf-striping yarn made especially for triangle shawls.  And I HAD. to. have. it!



The crazy-brilliant people at Caterpillar Green Yarns have dyed a yarn specifically for triangular shawls.  When you make a top down shawl, you start in the middle and work your way out to the longest edge.

Diagram from here.
That means that rows get longer and longer as you go.  You need more and more yarn to complete each row.  A stripe at the start of the shawl would take much less yarn than a stripe at the end of the shawl.  The stripes in typical self-striping yarn has equal length color repeats.  The stripes would get narrower and narrower.

Caterpillar Green has done the math to make each of the stripes the same width.



The purple stripe is the same width as the blue one at the bottom even though the blue stripe takes a lot more yarn to knit.


The colorway is Concrete and Tulips.  Pretty, right?  And so soft....


The pattern isn't really a pattern at all.


I just added increases at either edge and on both sides of the center stitch.  Nothing fancy.


Now if I can just figure out how to put it on.