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Choose your own knitting adventure with these shawls

April 28, 2022
By Janina Kallio

Mix & Match – Rivers shawl pattern collection from Woolenberry

This week marks three years since the release of Mix & Match – Rivers collection. Have you been mixing and matching with the shawls yet?

The Mix & Match – Rivers collection includes 3 beautiful shawls, Seine, Elbe and Tiber.

All these shawls can be knitted on their own, just as they are. But you can also mix and match by combining the body and border sections from the other shawls in the collection.

You can combine any of the textured body sections with any of the lace borders. With the 3 patterns in the Mix & Match – Rivers collection, you can create 9 different shawls.

All the math is done for you, so if you want to mix and match, all you need to do is choose your combo of body and border, and simply follow the instructions.

If you’ve ever wanted to mix and match parts from different patterns and choose your own adventure, this collection is for you.


Seine shawl pattern from Woolenberry

Understated simplicity at its best, Seine is a modern and light shawl that’s enjoyable to knit. This asymmetric triangle shawl, knitted on the bias, has two parts.

The body is a combination of garter stitch and stockinette stripes, for textural interest. The focal point is the delicate quatrefoil eyelet pattern on the border.

You’ll need about 681 m / 745 yds of fingering weight yarn for Seine. I used two skeins of Julie Asselin Fino (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 366 m / 400 yds per 115 g) in colour Birch.


Elbe shawl pattern from Woolenberry

Elbe charms with a clean and contemporary look. The body of this asymmetric triangle shawl is worked in a rib check pattern, a fun combination of knits and purls.

The delicate lace border has a beautiful cabled eyelet pattern. Together they create an intriguing surface texture, yet the shawl is easy and relaxing to knit.

You’ll need about 628 m / 687 yds of fingering weight yarn for Elbe. I used two skeins of Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland 4ply (100% BFL wool; 400 m / 437 yds per 100 g) in colour Robin Egg.


Tiber shawl pattern from Woolenberry

You’ll enjoy knitting the simple and relaxing stitch patterns in Tiber. This asymmetric triangle shawl is knitted on the bias, starting from one corner and working your way through to the opposite side.

You’ll find moss stitch in the body and wavy lace in the border. The look is very sophisticated, yet soft.

You’ll need about 684 m / 748 yds of fingering weight yarn for Tiber. I used two skeins of The Uncommon Thread Uncommon Everyday (100% merino; 400 m / 437 yds per 100 g) in colour Into Dust.

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