When I received this yarn support in the mail it was one of those love/hate things. The colors are loud and amazing and fabulous – my inner yarnie screamed with delight. But my inner designer was afraid. How do you take something this awesome and this variegated and not turn it into a pooling muddy mess?


The answer was surprisingly simple. Chevrons to the rescue. Sideways chevrons to be exact.


They break up pooling and add cute little stripey bits and pieces.


And the simple lace edging isn’t obscured by the riot of color.


And you end up with some quite wearable and vaguely Missoni-ish. Long and narrow with a gentle crescent shape that makes it easy to wrap up in.

Needles: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm)

Yarn: 400 yards of fingering weight yarn, sample is shown in Dyeabolical Yarns Strong Arm Skinny in Flower Shop Inferno.

Gauge: 18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in blocked chevron

Sizes: 72″ wide and 16″ deep

The Vittorio Shawlette is available to purchase for $6.00 USD


  1. says

    LOVE your new creation! I wish I had some yarn for it. I’ll have to look next time I’m in Maryland…or ask for a colorful skein for Mother’s Day. I just started (and am totally loving) the Munchkinland socks. That tiny mock cable is so darn cute!


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