The Chameleon Shawl

Project Type Shawls
Yardage 500
Fiber Cotton
Weight Light Fingering
Techniques Knitting
Author Melvenea Hodges, adapted by Kate Larson
Format Project/Pattern

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Designer Melvenea Hodges called this pattern the "chameleon" beause it can adapt to whatever yarn, color combination, and size you wish to create. The orginal version of Melvenea's Chameleon Shawl was worked in two weights of handspun cotton, and we've updated it for two strands of fine, natural-color cotton yarns from Sally Fox held together to create a wonderful marled, handspun look.

This pattern includes garter-eyelet, reverse-stockinette, and stockinette motifs to mix and match as you knit. The pattern was adapted by Kate Larson to include reverse-stockinette and stockinette as a reversible option.

To learn more about the organic natural-color cottons featured in this project and how to prepare them for knitting, see Kate's tutorial: Why You Should Wash This Cotton Yarn (Before You Knit!)

YARN Vreseis Limited 10/2 Foxfibre Colorganic (100% cotton; 4,200 yd [3,841 m]/1 lb [454 g]); Upland White, Brown, Green, 1 cone each. (Sample shown used about 500 yards total.)
NEEDLES Size 2 (2.75 mm): 32" circular (cir). Gauge is not critical.
NOTIONS Markers (m); removable m; size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 21 sts and 24 rows = 4" in pattern after blocking.
FINISHED SIZE 37½" wide and 13½" tall.

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