Digital Pattern - The Fala Shawl by Maia Discoe
Digital Pattern - The Fala Shawl by Maia Discoe
Digital Pattern - The Fala Shawl by Maia Discoe
Digital Pattern - The Fala Shawl by Maia Discoe
Digital Pattern - The Fala Shawl by Maia Discoe
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Digital Pattern - The Fala Shawl by Maia Discoe

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This listing is for a DIGITAL PATTERN - you will receive a PDF copy of the pattern via email. We're happy to offer our paid patterns with sliding-scale pricing to make them as accessible as possible. Simply choose the price that works for you - whether you're on a budget, or would like to pay the going rate, or would like to help the designers earn a living wage from their hard work - either way, your support is greatly appreciated and we hope you enjoy your pattern!

The Fala Shawl by Maia Discoe of Maia Knits is the newest pattern from the Acorn Design Collective - a group of local indie designers brought together by The Black Squirrel for publishing help and resource sharing. It features a worsted weight self-striping yarn paired with a solid color, creating striking graphic stacks of stripes. It also has a special decorative cast-on created by Maia, and she's created a helpful tutorial for it on our blog as well!

Difficulty Level:
Advanced Beginner. Basic skills required include casting on, knitting, yarn overs, and decreasing.

Needles:
US size 9 / 5.5mm x 32 inch long circular needles, or size need to get gauge.

Gauge:
15 sts x 26 rows over 4” x 4” / 10cm x10cm in blocked garter stitch

The yarns used for the original samples are:

Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted Superwash for Main Color
100% Superwash Wool
218 yards (200 meters) per 100g skein

Universal Yarns Deluxe Stripes for Contrast Color
75% Superwash Wool / 25% Nylon
220 yards (200 meters) per 100g skein

Version 1:
Main Color (MC): Pulp, 2 skeins or 436 yards (400 meters)
Contrast Color (CC): Dragonfruit, 1 Skein or 220 yards (200 meters)

Version 2:
Main Color (MC): Oatmeal Heather, 2 skeins or 436 yards (400 meters)

Contrast Color (CC): Cornucopia, 1 Skein or 220 yards (200 meters)

This shawl would be great worked in any worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn. The contrast color would also be great with handspun striping yarn or a gradient made from leftover yarns! You can always email us for pattern support if needed, and be sure to tag us @maiaknits and @blacksquirrelberkeley, and/or use the hashtags #AcornDesignCollective and #FalaShawl, if you post your finished shawl!