World of Difference

IMG_7079-2World of Difference is a 5-colored shawl worked sideways. You begin on the right tip with an interesting garter-tab cast on with a mock i-cord edging and increase until you get to the center panel where triangles are worked with short rows. From there you’ll decrease for the left side of the shawl. Best of all, the design is all done in garter stitches and the colors change just often enough to keep you from getting bored!


Finished Size

  • 20.5 stitches & 34 rows over 4 inches (10.1 cm) in garter
  • 101 inches/ 256.5 cm wide and 17 in/ 43.2 cm deep at center

Pattern Info

  • The pattern is available for sale on Ravelry. It has been tech edited & test knit.
  • Instructions are written, not charted.
  • Check boxes are available if you like to keep track of your rows line by line.
  • When you purchase the pattern, a coloring page is available for you to download. Print it out and color it in to test out color ideas (and have some fun while you do it).

About the Name

The name of this shawl is inspired by Leonard P Zakim and the beautiful suspension bridge that has since become an landmark in the Boston landscape. Lenny was a civil rights activist hired by the Anti-Defamation League as its New England Civil Rights Director and was the co-founder of A World of Difference Institute in 1986. As Mayor Tom Menino said “the dedication of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge will showcase the diversity and the unity of race, religion and personal background that exists in Boston today because of the work of community leaders like Lenny Zakim and because patriots fought long ago in Charlestown to make our country independent.”