The Science Experiment


This pattern features Mad Scientist Yarn’s 2020 advent calendar.  ♥

This is a complete plug and play shawl. It’s set up so that you can change things up between 3 different stitch patterns for the center panel – making your shawl truly unique to you – and if you’re like me, enabling you to change up your stitches whenever you get bored (I’m squirrely!).


Worked flat, The Science Experiment contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts.

This pattern is easily adapted to other yarn weights, simply keep adding yarn and working options until you’ve reached your desired shawl size!

Skill Level

Finished Measurements
Approximately 82 [103, 130.5, 149]“ / 208 [262, 332, 379] cm across the wingspan, 18 [23, 29, 33]” / 46 [59, 74, 84] cm deep, after blocking. Sample shown in the medium size.

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

Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Yarn Requirements
All yardage requirements are made up of mini-skeins or scraps -– joined with a Russian join.
500 [1050, 1460, 2060] yds / 457 [960, 1335, 1884] m fingering weight yarn

Suggested Yarn
Mad Scientist Yarns – Stellar
75% SW Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Lurex
87 yds (80 m) / 0.7 oz (20 g)
Color: 2020 Advent Calendar

20 stitches by 29 rows in garter ridge = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking.

LOW-VISIBILITY FORMAT: A low-visibility English version of this pattern is available in this download. This format is 22pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, written directions only (there are no charts). This document was accessibility checked by MS Word and read-aloud functions.

WHOLESALE PRINTS: rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.

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Additional information

Skill Level



Top-Down, Worked Flat



Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Written Directions

Fabric Characteristics

Eyelets, Lace, Textured




Digital Download, PDF