Shambala is my first shawl design since taking on the task of live-in care for my grandmother who has dementia. Knitting away on this shawl design became my own little piece of solace on particularly rough days. Shambala is a top-down crescent-shaped shawl that features rhythmic brioche, engaging lace, relaxing eyelets, and an addictively simple applied lace bind-off.
Worked flat, Shambala contains written directions, charts, and is broken down into comprehensive sections. The pattern includes detailed instructions for the techniques used and a handy-dandy progress tracker to help you keep track of your row and stitch counts.
Shambala was named by the talented dyer behind this pattern, Shelly, of Log House Cottage. It’s one of her favorite Three Dog Night songs!
Skill Level Intermediate
Materials List • US6 (4 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle • Color A: 298 yds (272 m) fingering weight • Color B: 305 yds (279 m) fingering weight • Color C: 305 yds (279 m) fingering weight
Suggested Yarn Log House Cottage – Squishy Sock 8-ply 80% Merino 20% Nylon 420 yds/110 g Colorway in Sample: 3-skein Teal Gradient set
Gauge 24 Stitches by 32 rows worked flat in stockinette stitch = 4” (10 cm) on US6 (4 mm) metal needles, before blocking.
Finished Measurements Approximately 90” (229 cm) across the wingspan, 30” (72 cm) deep after blocking.