Kicking off shawl season with the Diatom Shawl

The Diatom Shawl is back in two new kit colorways!

This fabulous fingering weight shawl is patterned after the intricate structure of marine diatoms. With a few hundred times’ magnification, this structure makes for a beautifully structured circular shawl.

The body of the shawl is a solid color, with gradually shifting colors at the edges (much like what you’d see in the diffracted light under a microscope!). The Wildflower colorway is a beautiful soft brown that fades to purple at the edges, while the Rainbow colorway, like it’s name suggests, is a fiesta of bright hues.

Worked in Palette, the Diatom Shawl is both warm and lightweight. But if you’d like to choose your own yarn or colors, you can get the pattern as a separate download and make your own kit!


  1. Christine / July 2, 2013

    Okay; I found a YouTube video that explains the Magic Loop.

  2. Christine / July 2, 2013

    Please explain what “Magic Loop” means in the pattern.

  3. Pat Reddy / July 1, 2013

    is this a written pattern, or charted or both please

    • admin / July 1, 2013

      Hi Pat,
      The pattern is charted. Thanks!