Turadh is Gaelic for ‘a break in the weather’ and that is exactly what the stripes in this shawl remind me of – a shining flash of colour through the clouds! Worked from one corner, this asymmetric shawl is great for showing off mini skeins or leftovers in a truly stunning way. The lace stripes feature a zigzag chevron pattern, which is echoed in the chevron striped border. Turadh is a great fun knit with plenty of relaxing bits!

The pattern is fully written and the lace stripes and border are also charted so however you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. The pattern uses simple increases/decreases.

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Pattern Details


  • 366 m (400 yds) of Old Maiden Aunt Merino Superwash 4ply (100% Superwash Merino, 400 yds/100g) in Natural (Main Colour)
  • 45 m (49 yds) in Grello (Contrast Colour 1)
  • 53 m (58 yds) in Tru Luv (Contrast Colour 2)
  • 62 m (68 yds) in Army and Navy (Contrast Colour 3)
  • 69 m (75 yds) in Ultraviolet (Contrast Colour 4)
  • 80 m (88 yds) in Jaded (Contrast Colour 5)
  • 4mm (US 6) circular needles, 100 cm (40”) or longer (or straight needles)
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends
  • Blocking mat and pins


22 stitches and 38 rows in 10 cm (4”) in garter stitch after blocking.

Gauge is not essential but will also affect the amount of yarn used. Differences in gauge may also change the size of the finished shawl.

Finished Size

156 cm long by 65 cm deep (61.5” by 25.5”)

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