Inertia Shawl

a short row adventure



An object in motion stays in motion, or so says Newton. That’s certainly true of the Inertia Shawl. Once you start knitting it, you won’t be able to stop. The Inertia Shawl is knit from the bottom up using a simple short row garter stitch technique that creates waves of color. It can be knit in two to twenty-four colors, making it a wonderful pattern for stash busting. This pattern includes a worksheet to calculate yardages for all types of yarn and a coloring sheet to fiddle with colors. If you are new to short rows, don’t worry. This pattern also includes a short row photo tutorial. Get some momentum and have fun!

one size

Skein Yarn Voyage DK (100% Superwash Merino / 100g skein) or other DK weight yarn: 
Color 1 : 250 yards
Color 2 : 330 yards
Color 3 : 360 yards
(NOTE: This pattern includes all the instructions you need to re-calculate yardages for more or fewer colors!)

Wingspan: 84 inches
Depth: 16 inches

US 7 (4.5mm) 32-inch (80 cm) circular needles or size to obtain gauge

20 stitches & 40 rows = 4 inches in GARTER stitch

tapestry needle

short row knitting & cable cast on

adventurous beginner