How could we resist making a cozy shawl with our shining new Spark? Alcott, by Sloane Rosenthal, is a friendly top down triangular shawl, featuring Sloane’s signature cables that flow seamlessly into a 2x2 ribbed border. Made at a lofty gauge, our tonal Spark gently shifts over the Weld base, creating just enough visual interest in the fabric without taking away from the pattern. This beautiful shawl is just the right size to wear as a spring scarf with a denim jacket or over bare shoulders.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Sloane Rosenthal
Yarn: Spark x Weld
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz [50 g]): dusk (pale pink), 3 skeins.
Hudson + West Co. Spark (72% kid mohair; 28% silk; 459 yds [420 m]; 1.76 oz [50g]): sunrise (pale pink), 1 skein.
Yarns are held double. Gauge is not critical for this project, but will affect finished size. Care was taken to make the project fit into one skein of Spark, but if your gauge is wildly different from the stated gauge, your shawl may differ in size or you may run out of yarn.
One Size; 60” [152.5 cm] wingspan, 19” [48.5 cm] depth
Size A (for shawl): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle. Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Locking stitch markers; cable needle (optional); tapestry needle.
19 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on Size A needle, after blocking, with both yarns held together.
Increasing; cabling with or without a cable needle.
About the Designer
Sloane Rosenthal is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. In addition to her line of self-published patterns, her knitwear designs have been featured in Interweave Knits, Knit.Wear, Wool Studio, and By Hand Serial. She is author of three knitwear pattern books, Independent Fabrication Volumes 1 and 2, and Wine Country Knits. A native of Washington, D.C., and briefly a devoted Californian, she and her family now live in Boulder, Colorado, where she runs H+W HQ West. Find her on Instagram at @skrosenthal, and at her website, sloanerosenthalknits.com.