A Dash of Alchemy


I stumbled across a definition for Alchemy that I completely fell in love with and defines A Dash of Alchemy perfectly.

“A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.”

How perfect is that?! When knitting this shawl, it completely applies to each step of the process. We TRANSFORM our beautiful hanks of yarn into stitches. Those stitches CREATE a lovely shawl, and those beautiful yarns are COMBINED using intarsia. A Dash of Alchemy emerged from this brilliant concept of Alchemy. ♥


Worked flat, A Dash of Alchemy contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts. Yardage for each section is given should you wish to turn this into a scrappy project!

Skill Level

Finished Measurements
Approximately 72”/ 183 cm across the wingspan, 27”/ 68.5 cm deep, after blocking.

Suggested Needles
US6 (4 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge

• Tapestry Needle
• Cable Needle
• Stitch Marker

Yarn Requirements
Color A: 350 yds / 320 m fingering weight yarn
Color B: 370 yds / 338 m fingering weight yarn

Suggested Yarn
GingerSnap – Zest Fingering
80% SW Merino 20% Nylon
420 yds (384 m) / 3.8 oz (110 g)
Color A: Empire
Color B: Majestic

20 stitches by 32 rows in garter stitch = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking.

NOTE ABOUT LOW VISION FORMAT – A large print/low visibility English version of this pattern is available in this download, with 22pt print in Arial. The large print/low visibility pattern contains written directions only; there are no charts or schematics. This document was accessibility checked by MS Word and works with the read-aloud function as well.

Pattern Support
For pattern support for this design, please email melinda@rhyflowerknits.com

Additional information

Skill Level



English, French

Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Written Directions



Fabric Characteristics

Cables, Eyelets, Lace, Textured


Bias, Worked Flat




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