All About Carrie’s Shawl from And Just Like That – Knitting

The knitting community tends to pay attention when lovely knits appear in shows and movies, so there’s been a bit of buzz this week about Carrie Bradshaw’s shawl/blanket from episode 6 of “And Just Like That.”

What looks like a blanket in this screenshot (that fuzzy striped sweater looks pretty great, too) is actually a shawl, the Lauren Wrap by Gabriella Hearst, to be exact. This multicolored beauty was hand knit by the artists at Manos del Uruguay and has a retail price of $2650.

The Gabriella Hearst website says the shawl is cashmere, and I don’t think Manos has a cashmere base they sell as yarn. The closest I can find is Franca, a super bulky merino that looks like it is dyed in a similar way.

The website doesn’t give the dimensions for the shawl, but it’s huge. Shown on a model on the website she’s completely cocooned and the fringe trails almost to the floor.

If you wanted to create a similar look for yourself, look for a bulky or super bulky hand dyed yarn with short color runs. It’s often difficult (and expensive!) to find indie dyers with this quantity of the same color of yarn, however. Some Etsy sellers with similar looking yarn include The Sheepy Shire, THREADS by Megan Nicole and Brediculous Yarns.

You could also choose a mass-produced bulky or super bulky like We Are Knitters The Wool (which has a hand-painted option) or The Petite Wool, Lion Brand Mandala Watercolor or Mandala Thick & Quick, Wonderfluff Ombre or Chroma Twist Bulky from KnitPicks or something similar. Or hold multiple strands of stash together for a scrappy look on a budget.

The shawl looks to be a giant triangle worked in Stockinette Stitch. You could use a pattern like Stephen West’s Boneyard (link on Ravelry) without the purl ridges, using bulky yarn and appropriate sized needles for the yarn you’re using. Make it as big as you like and add super-long fringe for a AJLT inspired super cozy shawl blanket!

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