Seed of the Setting Sun


Indulge in the mesmerizing art of top-down brioche knitting with the Seed of the Setting Sun shawl. A true masterpiece that captures the essence of a breathtaking sunset, this hand-knit shawl is a labor of love, meticulously designed to combine the timeless elegance of brioche stitch with a captivating color progression. With each stitch, you’ll be enchanted by the warmth and serenity of a setting sun enveloping you.

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Seed of the Setting Sun – For my sample, I’ve chosen a self-striping shawl yarn, allowing the gradual transformation of the sky in Sections 1-3 to unfold gracefully. However, if a self-striping yarn isn’t at your fingertips, fear not, dear knitter! You can conjure the same mesmerizing effect using leftover yarn or mini skeins, expertly joined together with the magical Russian Join to create your captivating striping illusion.

Worked flat and meticulously detailed in both written directions and enchanting charts, this shawl pattern is a treasure trove of knitting enchantment. And to ensure you never lose your way amidst the rows and stitches, a helpful progress tracker is included, guiding you on your journey.

This pattern is available in our Standard formatting. Low-visibility and screen-reader-accessible versions of this pattern are available with this pattern purchase. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.


Skill Level



Size Information

Small [Medium, Large]


Finished Measurements

49.75 [72,  94.25]” / 126.5 [183, 239.5] cm across the wingspan, 24.75 [36, 47.25]” / 63 [91.5, 120] cm deep, after blocking. The pattern sample is shown in medium size.



Tapestry needle, stitch markers (13 [19, 25] — one that is different from the others to denote the center spine)


Suggested Needles

US5 (3.75 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge


Yarn Requirements

MC: 290 [650, 1154] yds / 265 [594, 1055] m fingering weight yarn
CC: 111 [163, 214] yds / 101 [149, 196] m fingering weight yarn


Suggested Yarn

MC: Crafter Gamer Geek — Fingering Weight
80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon
650 yds (594 m) / 6.5 oz (183 g)
Colourway: Defiant Protector (self-striping)

CC: Crafter Gamer Geek — Fingering Weight
80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon
200 yds (183 m) / 2 oz (54 g)
Colourway: The Gloves Come Off



22 stitches by 32.5 rows in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. While gauge is not important, as the fit is not crucial, changes in gauge will result in size differences and the yardage required to complete the project.

Seed of the Setting Sun

Additional information



Skill Level




Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Screen Reader Access, Written Directions




Top-Down, Worked Flat

Fabric Characteristics

Brioche / Tuck, Eyelets, Lace


Digital Download, PDF

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