Knitting the Nightshift with Wave

One of the most popular patterns on Ravelry this year is the Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry. This patterns works two colour-shifting yarns concurrently with a mosaic knitting stitch, creating almost endless colour pairing possibilities. 

The recommended yarn, Spin Cycle Dream State, can be hard to come by, so we've brought in the next best thing, Cascade 220 Superwash Wave. Both yarns are worsted weight wool and feature the same colour shifting spun right into each ply. 

The pattern calls for 6 different colourways for a total of 900 yards. If you're going to knit the Nightshift in Cascade Wave, which has much greater yardage, you have some options!

  • Follow the pattern as written, using 6 different colours, to the prescribed size (65"x31") and have lots of leftovers. 
  • Follow the pattern, using 6 different colours, but keep going in the same manner until all the yarn is used up. The finished shawl will be approximately 25-30% wider across the wingspan. 
  • Follow the pattern to the prescribed size but using only 4 skeins (~900yds). The positions of the colourway changes (the thickness of the stripes) will have to be altered. 
The pattern includes lots of tips and 'recipes' for making the shawl completely customizable. The only limit is your imagination!

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