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Double Gradient Boomerang Shawl – Free Knitting Pattern

Free Pattern! The Double Gradient Boomerang Shawl combines two different gradient or self striping yarns. This shawl can be made in any size, with any needles, any yarn, and any gauge you like.

Double Gradient Boomerang Shawl

by Yay For Yarn

Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the video tutorial.

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Skill Level: Advanced Beginner



About 5 ounces / 140 grams of Gradient or Self-striping yarn (with very long stripes) in Color A. I used Bernat Pop in ‘Scarlet Sizzle’.

About 5 ounces / 140 grams of Gradient or Self-striping yarn (with very long stripes) in Color B. I used Bernat Pop in ‘Blue Blaze’.

*The yarn requirements given are not precise, as this pattern can be done in any size or any weight category of yarn. Different yarns / yarn weight categories will have a different number of yards per ounce / gram. The Bernat Pop I used is #4 Worsted Weight. Both yarns must be in the same weight category.



40” (101.6 cm) circular knitting needle, in a size appropriate for the yarn you are using. I suggest using the size needle that is recommended on your yarn label or slightly larger. I used a US size 8 needle.


You will also need:


Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle


Finished Size and Gauge will vary depending on your yarn and needle choices. My shawl measured 84” (213.36 cm) long (across the “wingspan” or neck edge from end to end) and 18” (45.7 cm) deep at the widest point (from point of shawl up to neck edge). My bind-off edge measured just shy of 40” (101.6 cm) long.


Note:  A boomerang shawl is asymmetrical, meaning the point of the shawl will be off center.

With Color A, CO 5 sts.

Row 1: Kf&b, K across to last 2 sts, K2tog.

Row 2: K across to last st, K f&b.

*Switch to Color B, repeat Rows 1 and 2. Switch to Color A, repeat Rows 1 and 2.* Repeat between *and* until the shawl is the size you want, or you are almost out of yarn. With the color that comes next in your stripe sequence, work Row 1. Then, instead of knitting Row 2, BO to last st, Kf&b, BO last 2 sts. Tie off, weave in ends.

This pattern is intended for your personal use only. You may not share it, copy it, sell it, give it away, or mass-produce the finished product. However, you may sell the finished items on a small scale, as long as you convey in your item description that you used a Yay For Yarn pattern.

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  • Daniela

    Thanks for inspiration! Started this knit today and I love it.
    I started just to make it to my mother but I just might Keep it myself!

    Keep spreading joy

  • Ldw

    Great pattern! You saved my life with this pattern, lol. I found a huge sale on sweet rolls and bought several thinking I would make a few scarves. After knitting a couple straight from the cake for daughters boredom set in. I saw your pattern and immediately cast on. You have a great idea here; I would never have thought to mix two colorways. Thanks so much!

  • Teresa Morris

    Beautiful finished shawl from such a easy pattern. Your video tutorial is very easy to understand. Thank you so much for sharing.

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