Jazz It Up Shawl
Jazz It Up is a squishy, cozy, simple but interesting, and oh-so-addicting knit!
It was just the knit I didn't know I needed, and I hope you find the same true for you.
The techniques used in this shawl include knitting stitches together, KFB, SK2P, and yarn overs. It's a great project for an adventurous knitter who is interested in learning simple lace knitting. Learn more about the techniques used in this shawl here.
The shawl uses a total of 740 yd / 320 g of DK weight yarn. The design sample used four colors with two 254 yd / 110 g skeins and two 115 yd / 50 g skeins. If you'd like, you may use three colors of 254 yd / 110 g each. Learn more about yarn recommendations here. Note: If you are purchasing a 3-skein Tippy Tree Yarn kit, that will be plenty of yarn for the shawl.
Jazz It Up Shawl was designed for Tippy Tree Yarns' January 2022 Mystery Knit Along inspired by Ella Fitzgerald. I chose to create a warm, squishy, and cozy shawl with a more unique shape and simple but addicting textures with visual interest.
True to the style of jazz, I improvised the design as I knit, allowing the yarn and needles to direct me on where to place each lace section, the color changes, and the shawl shaping. The result was a knit that I thoroughly loved: relatively mindless with some interest and thoroughly addicting.... and the test knitters and MKAL knitters confirmed the same experience!
You're feeling tired of wearing the same shawls to every outing and event. Even if they aren't the same shawl, they're the same idea: a basic triangle or asymmetrical triangle; simple garter with some textures. You're ready for a change of pace, something a little different. You're looking for the Jazz It Up Shawl.
This shawl's kite shape adds some visual interest and a unique look when styled while still providing the super cozy and easy to wear shawl that you love.
Make the shawl in each of your favorite color palettes to cover any mood you're ever in!
You love the simple, classy look of garter but you also love how it feels to dress up a bit, and you're looking for a knitting project that's engaging but relatively simple.
Look no further! Jazz It Up is a delightful mixture of simple garter with increases, decreases, and the occasional lace section. Once you get into a rhythm, the lace section is memorizable and so fun to knit.
Check out the testimonials section to hear what other knitters have said about the knit!
The techniques used in this shawl include knitting stitches together, KFB, SK2P, and yarn overs. It's a great project for an adventurous knitter who is interested in learning simple lace knitting.
All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step (written and charted) instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence and joy. I am also available for pattern support if you have any questions.
Width: 49 in / 124 cm
Depth: 53 in / 135 cm
254 yds / 232 m; 110 g DK Weight Yarn
for Color 1
116 yds / 107 m; 50 g DK Weight Yarn for
111 yds / 102 m; 48 g DK Weight Yarn for
254 yds / 232 m; 110 g DK Weight Yarn
for Color 4
Notes: If you’d like, you could use the same color for Color 2 and Color 3. All yarn recommendations include a 10% buffer and most indie dyed yarn skeins include 110-115 grams even when they are labeled as 100 grams. If you are purchasing Tippy Tree Yarns Super DK, 300 grams of yarn is sufficient for the full shawl.
Sample shown in Angel Eyes (Color 1), Autumn in New York (Color 2), Happy Talk (Color 3), and April in Paris (Color 4) in Tippy Tree Yarns Super DK 4 Ply (100% Superwash Merino; 231 yd / 211 m; 100 g) base.
5.5 mm (US size 9) - or size needed to obtain gauge - circular needles, 32” (80 cm) minimum length
Get color & yarn recommendations here.
3 Removable stitch markers
Progress keeper, optional