As You Like It



One shawl, many possibilities. The original sample uses five different stitch patterns to keep your interest throughout the project. You have the option to work with charts or full written instructions. A handy yardage chart will help you monitor your yarn usage.

Are you in the mood for something different? Get creative and modify the original pattern. You can:

  • use fewer colours or add even more of them, even up to 10. Or try a gradient
  • use another yarn weight, any yarn weight (just be aware of gauge and size differences)
  • work each section for as long as you want or as long as your yarn lasts
  • work the patterned sections in any order you like
  • Are you in the mood for something simple? Work the body entirely in stockinette stitch and use any of the patterned sections as the border
  • Have you fallen in love with one of the stitch patterns? You can have more than one patterned section worked in the same pattern

The pattern provides you with detailed instructions, if you choose to modify. No calculations needed, everything has already been done for you.

The pattern has been tech edited, proofread and thoroughly tested.

As You Like It (while also available as an individual pattern) is part of a shawl subscription. The Shawleidoscope 2 collection will contain 7 shawls, with a new shawl added each month, the last one coming out in October 2018. The collection (Shawleidoscope 2) will be 50% off until the day the third shawl is released, which means you will only pay about US$1.50 per pattern for the entire collection! Use the coupon code surprise50 to take advantage of this discount.

172 cm x 78 cm 
67¾ inches x 30¾ inches

Drops Flora 
65% wool 35% alpaca 
210 meters (230 yards) / 50 grams 
3 skeins in off white (01) 
1 skein in light grey (03) 
1 skein in petrol (11)

Note on yardage: this shawl is highly adjustable. The yardage above applies to the original pattern (worked up in the gauge given).

4 mm (US 6) circular needle, at least 100 cm (40 inches) long 
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle, at least 100 cm (40 inches) long

stitch markers 
blocking pins or knit blockers

21 stitches / 30 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in stockinette stitch, measured on the blocked shawl.

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