Always Better Together is an asymmetrical triangular shawl knit sideways from one tip to the opposite edge. Trendy and stylish, it is a joy to knit and easy to style and wear! Designed by Brenda Brayfield, this shawl continues to motivate the maker, with an eye-catching interplay of slipstitch colourwork and simple lace. It's one of those projects you won't want to put down.
The pink and mocha sample image was made in Summerlite DK - kits for that version available here. The graphic Charcoal & Cream shawl is made with Rowan Cotton Cashmere and new summer colours are now available in kits - ready to go!
About Rowan Cotton Cashmere:
A rich blend of 85% cotton and 15% cashmere which will produce a well-defined fabric giving clear definition of pattern and a beautiful finish. Soft and yet substantial.
Ball Weight: 50 g / 1.764 oz
Ball Length: 125 m / 137 yds
Knitting Gauge: 20 stitches & 28 rows = 10cm / 4"
Needle Size: 4.00 mm (US 6)
Yarn Fibre: 85% Cotton, 15% Cashmere
Care Instructions: Machine wash, gentle. Lay flat to dry.
Pattern Finished Measurements: Wingspan – 82”/208cm; Centre Depth – 28”/71cm.
For Summer 2022, we've teamed up some neutrals and some warm weather fresh colours to make 5 new combos for you to choose from.
- 8 balls of Rowan Cotton Cashmere - 4 balls each of two coordinated but contrasting colours. Main Colour (MC) – 470 m / 514 yds and Contrast Colour (CC) – 420 m / 460 yds DK
- Video Tutorial Support for shawl components (see below)
You will also need:
- Always Better Together pattern is available as a PDF (digital) download. Note - there are 23 pages. Pages 1 – 17 are the complete pattern. Pages 17 – 23 are bonus pages. Please preview and print just what you need.
- Needle: 4.00mm/US 6 or size required to get gauge.
- Gauge: 21sts/29 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking
RCY Video (Tutorial) Support: we originally knit this beautiful shawl as a Mystery Knit-A-Long (KAL). Each section was presented as a "Clue". Want some tips as you work this project? Here is a list of our tutorials for you:
Clue 2 - placing stitch markers: https://youtu.be/1g6e0kBtil4
Clue 2 - working yo's and double decreases: https://youtu.be/AK8Ru7YvsnY
Clue 2 - mistakes involving yarn overs: https://youtu.be/SVkSN_93b5o
Clue 3 - tips and techniques: https://youtu.be/AOifFrYbr-A
Clue 4 - working a lace pattern in 4 combinations: https://youtu.be/LIBmnvvhHgo
Clue 5 - slip stitches and two row stripes: https://youtu.be/FprjqdDMQNg
Note about yarns from our website: Photographs aren't perfect; they don't capture the texture and feel of the yarn. Colours viewed on different monitors may have shade and tone differences from the actual product. If you would like assistance with selecting a colour or an opinion/advice on finding a good yarn for your project, please feel free to give us a call.