I have wanted to design a triangular shawl knit from side to side for a while now.  I knew I wanted the edging to be knit along with the rest of the shawl to make it nice and simple.

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After various messages back and forth with Anne of Alpha B Yarn, we decided to pair up her yarn with one of my designs.  She dyes the most beautiful, saturated colors.  Her base yarn is of very good quality.   It washes well and blooms beautifully.

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Doesn’t Tawana have a beautiful smile??

This shōru design is inspired by Japanese stitches and the rich colors in Japanese culture. You knit it by starting in one corner, increase towards center-back and then decrease towards the opposite corner. With this method, you can estimate (or weigh the skein) when you are halfway through your yarn before you start knitting the other side of the shawl, ensuring that you have enough yarn to complete it. Make it as large or as small as you want by knitting more repeats.

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My favorite aspect of Shōru’s design is the three wraps.  This adds a pretty simple detail without needing to make nupps where you have to p9tog or something crazy like that.

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The Alpha B Yarn is the BFF B line, a hand-dyed, 100% superwash merino, fingering weight base which comes in a wide array of rich colors. I’ve never worked with a fingering-weight yarn that blocked so beautifully and had such gorgeous drape afterwards.


So run and buy your own skein of Alpha B, knit your own Shoru and wrap yourself up in elegant comfort.


  • Source: Rosi G. Designs
  • Sizes: Small [Large]
  • Finished Measurements: Small: 62″ wingspan x 22″ long; Large: 96″ wingspan x 30″ long
  • Yarn: Alpha B Yarn BFF B [100% Superwash Merino; 400 yd/366 m per 100g skein]; 1 [2] skeins
  • Color: Yanagi (yellow-green); Momiji (deep red); Ayame (dark purple)
  • Needles: 24 or 32 inch-length US 6/4.0 mm circular needle
  • Gauge: 24 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch
  • Started: April 20, 2010
  • Finished: April 30, 2010
  • Photo credit: models and photographers: Rosi Garmendia, Tawana Hutchinson (Carmelnap), and Weezalana

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