Pattern Release: Arius Shawl

It's out! It's out! The Arius Shawl is now live on Ravelry! I want to give a huge thanks to my test knitters for their invaluable feedback and lovely FOs. The Arius Shawl pattern is currently available in English and Dutch (with Spanish and French translations coming soon!).

About the Pattern

The Arius Shawl is the sister pattern to the Caprius Shawl. This shawl is knit bottom-up, using double decreases and single increases to shape the shawl into its asymmetrical shape, that slants to the left. While the cast-on and first couple of sections require a large amount of stitches, the knitting goes faster and faster the more you knit. The shawl features an eyelet section paired up with a pop of color in the form of miniature bobbles on a stockinette background. Use a neutral color for the background and a bright, bubbly, vivid, fun color for the bobble strands! Get creative!

Yarns Used

  • Background color: 3 skeins of Woolfolk TYND, colorway 6
  • Contrast Color: 1 skein of Shibui Staccato Raspberry

Yardage

  • 600 yards of BC
  • 70 yards of CC

Needle: Size 5 (3.75mm). A needle with a sharp/pointed end is highly recommended in order to work the bobbles. If you have trouble working the bobbles, use a needle size smaller than what is used. 

Gauge: 24 sts = 4”, (gauge is not crucial to this project; however, differing gauges will require different amounts of yarn)

Once again I used Woolfolk yarn for this project, as I had also used their fingering weight base for the Caprius Shawl. I love Woolfolk's yarn for the softness and the drape of the fabric after it is blocked. For working the bobble section, since you do not need a lot of yarn for those rows, you can easily use scrap yarns that you have lying around in your stash! Some of my test knitters knit each bobble section in different colors - you can also use variegated, heathered, self-striping yarns for an extra touch of flair, but the final decision of what yarns you want to incorporate into your project is up to you! 

You can easily substitute the yarn for any other wool or merino wool or blend. Cotton works as well, so that you can have an elegant shawl for the summer.


You can get the Arius Shawl 15% off this weekend only by using the coupon code ARIUS15 upon checkout. (P.S. Subscribers to my newsletter get even bigger discounts on patterns!). Click here to head over the to pattern page and get it for yourself! (Favs and adding to queues are also very much appreciated!)

Stay tuned to see some of the test knitters' FOs!