This triangular shawl begins at the small corner and increases to the wide edge with the bold honeycomb pattern. The blue sample with color pops features our West Wool Bicycle yarn as the main color with five shades of Glowhair held double for extra fluffy honeycombs. You can easily customize the shawl by knitting more pattern repeats and you can knit it in any yarn weight! The pattern is easy to follow and suitable for adventurous beginners because you only work with one color at a time. Enjoy the colorful rows and feel free to add as many color pops as you want!
Finished Measurements: 90” / 229cm wingspan length, 42” / 107cm along center point. Measurements taken after blocking.
The length and overall size of the shawl is customizable by knitting fewer pattern repeats or by continuing the pattern as long as you want.
Yarn: Fingering Weight
Yardage: MC - 650yds / 594m using 1 strand of yarn
CC - 725yds / 663m total using 1 strand of yarn
The Blue + Mohair Pops sample used mohair held double stranded for the CC’s, so the total CC requirement of mohair held double is 1450yds / 1326m. The sample features 5 CC’s, so 290yds / 265m of mohair was used.
Shown in: Blue + Mohair Pops Sample - Fingering Weight
West Wool Bicycle (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 390yds / 357m per 100g skein)
MC - Prince (blue)
West Wool Glowhair (72% Mohair, 28% Silk; 437yds / 400m per 50g skein)
CC’s - Glow, Aquamarine, Roswitha, Beatrix, Norway
Needles: US 5 / 3.75mm in 40” / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle
Gauge: 22 sts & 38 rows = 4” / 10cm in honeycomb pattern after blocking
Pattern Note: Weave in your ends as you go! Use the Weavin’ Stephen technique as you introduce new colorful stripes.
Mini Skein Sample - Fingering Weight
This shawl is great for using leftover bits of fingering weight yarn or mini skeins. This purple sample features 10 mini skeins from Undercover Otter for the CC pops + 2 skeins of West Wool Bicycle for the MC. You can increase the shawl to make it as big as you want!
MC - West Wool Bicycle in Aubergine (dark purple) 700yds / 640m
CC’s - Undercover Otter Mini Skeins Approximately 950yds / 869m total
95yds / 87m were used for each CC in this mini skein sample
You can use the CC’s in any order you like. Use as many CC’s for your shawl to get a similar version to this colorful purple sample.
CC1 - Rare Exports
CC2 - Society
CC3 - Slumber Party
CC4 - Count Yorga
CC5 - Cameron
CC6 - Tzeentch
CC7 - Dark Skies
CC8 - Diabolique
CC9 - Slumber Party After Dark CC10 - Doctor Phibes
White + Color Pops Sample - DK Weight
West Wool Tandem (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 250yds / 229m per 100g skein)
MC - Birch Tree (white)
CC’s - A variety of DK and worsted weight color pops.
You can also hold fingering weight double or hold a strand of suri alpaca together with a strand of fingering weight wool.
Needles: US 6 / 4mm
You can knit this shawl with any yarn weight. Simply stop after any honeycombs repeat and bind off early when the shawl reaches your desired size.
PDF pattern to make your own Painting Honeycombs Shawl!