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Brain Space Shawl

Brain Space Shawl

Sometimes we just need to play with pretty yarn and make something fun. Brain Space came about because I adore vibrant, multi-colored yarn and for once I didn’t want to try and “normalize” an extravagant colorway with a more subdued semi-solid contrast. I wanted to design a shawl that was just as textural and energetic as the yarns that inspired it, but I also wanted it to be easy and fun to knit from cast-on to bind-off.


Worked from the top-down, this triangle shawl features eyelets and elongated cables for the simple, textural patterning. It’s easy to customize the size by adding or subtracting rows, just keep in mind the amount of yarn for the tassels if you’re planning to add them!


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  • Notes

    Pattern includes a written Tassles Tutorial. Photo tutorial for making tassels can be found on the Learn page.


    This pattern has been test knit and tech edited. 
    (Thanks, Kathie & test knitters!)

  • Sample Size

    58” / 147 cm wide x 26” / 66 cm deep

  • Yarn

    Approx 415 yds / 380 m each of 2 colors in Fingering Weight 


    Sample Used: 

    Alive with Purpose 

    100% SW Merino Fingering 

    100% - Super Wash Merino 

    415 yds (380 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) 


    In the Colorways: 

    C1 – Champs Elysees (blues)

    C2 - Marietta (neons)

  • Needles

    • US 3 (3.25 mm) circular or straight needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Notions

    •  Cable Needle 
    • Stitch Markers 
    • Scissors 
    • Tapestry Needle
  • Gauge

    16 sts and 32 rows / 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette, blocked

  • Stitches Used

    (Visit the Learn page for Photo & Video Tutorials)

    • Bind Off 
    • Cast On 
    • Elongated 3/3 Right Cable
    • Elongated 3/3 Left Cable
    • Knit 
    • Knit 2 Stitches Together
    • K1 Elongated Thrice
    • Make 1 Right
    • Make 1 Left
    • Purl
    • Pick-Up and Knit
    • Slip 
    • Slip, Slip, Knit
    • YO
  • Digital Download & Copyright Info

    This pattern will arrive as downloadable PDF through a link that will be emailed to the address you provide at check-out. This is for personal use only, not for print or distribution without prior consent from the author. Link will expire after 30 days, please contact me if you need a refreshed link.


    If you would like to use this pattern as a teaching resource, please contact me at so we can discuss options.


    Wholesale inquiries are welcome.


    If you would like a copy for your Ravelry library, you can get it directly from my Ravelry pattern shop.

  • Mental Health Fundraising Update

    October 10, 2020 was World Mental Health Day. Brain Space was created as a collaborative fundraising project between YumiYarns & Alive with Purpose yarns. 50% of the Brain Space pattern proceeds for the month of October 2020  were donated to mental health services in MN. Thank you for everyone who purchased a copy of the pattern, we were able to donate $111.31!

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