Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli

June 22, 2019

Pattern: Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Yarn: Skein Winter (worsted) in the Neptune colourway (4 skeins)

Needles: 5mm/US 8

So I've been wanting to knit this shawl for ages and I'm so pleased I did.  As usual Joji's pattern is flawless and her finished design has a wonderful modern feel.  I did have issues at first getting the eyelet pattern right and I did rip back twice, but once I got the hang of it, it was fine.  I will say, if you are going to knit this, make sure your triple yo's are loose!  I made the mistake of making my last pattern repeat too tight and had a terrible time trying to wrestle the stitches onto my needle.  I even broke a needle in half trying to slide the stitches up the needle to work them! 

The pattern calls for four skeins of worsted and, after adding the tassels, I used up pretty much all four skeins.  It's a big, cosy shawl, I would totally knit another.  I do know that Joji is in the process of designing a Hipster Cowl, I cant wait for that to be released.

Have you knit a Hipster Shawl, or are you planning one?  I would love to know xx