Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow


The shawl was knit using two strands of yarn throughout. For this sample I used a mix of Holst Garn yarns and by holding the same grey alpaca throughout, it gives the stripes a very soft contrast. Of course, the shawl could also be knit holding only one strand of either Fingering or Sport weight yarn.


The triangular body of the shawl is knit first from the bottom up, in soothing garter stitch and the border is knit sideways (knitted-on border).


This is the ultimate relaxing project (especially if you forgo the border!) and the result will keep you cozy in every season!

  • Tech Specs

    You will need: Approximately 975 metres / 1066 yards of Holst Garn Titicaca (Silver Grey) (MC1)

    Approx 700 metres / 766 yards of Holst Garn Coast (MC2 – Putty)

    Approx 12 metres / 13 yards of Holst Garn Supersoft (CC1 – Opal)

    Approx 63 metres / 69 yards of Holst Garn Supersoft (CC2 – Maize)

    Approx 109 metres / 119 yards of Holst Garn Supersoft (CC3 – Sweet Pea)

    Approx 122 metres / 138 yards of Holst Garn Tides (CC4 – Sea Lavender)


    A 3.75 mm / US 5 circular needle


    Tapestry needle

  • Sizes



    178 cm / 70 inches (wide) and 84 cm / 33 inches (deep) including the border after blocking (i.e. washing and drying)




    19 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch with a 3.75 mm / US 5 needle (after blocking) (the gauge isn’t crucial but it could affect the size of your shawl)