This subtly curved shawl uses short rows to create the shaping, with a lovely lace and cable trellised pattern along the edge. The garter stitch edging along the top binds off the stitches and makes the edging continuous across the top of the shawl.
Yarn: 525 yards of laceweight yarn. Show in A Verb For Keeping Warm Reliquary II (80% Superfine Merino/20% Silk), 875 yards per 100 gm skein), in ‘Rustling Leaves’; 23 wpi
Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4) straight or circular needle for flat knitting.
Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows per 4 inches (10 cm) square in stockinette after blocking.
Finished Sizes: 62 inches (157.5 cm) long, 9 inches (23 cm) wide at widest point.
Notions: stitch markers if desired for edge stitches and wrapped stitches (see note), tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Pattern Includes: Charts and written instructions
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, sssk, ssssk, p2tog, p2togtbl, yo, wrap & turn short rows with detailed instructions, various cable stitches with detailed instructions, sl1 k2tog psso, slipped stitches.
Other Details: The finished length of this piece can be easily changed, and instructions for adjusting are in the notes. When working the Bind off/Edging, it can be helpful to work the ‘sl1, k2’ by knitting backwards. If you’re not familiar with this technique, its a great time to learn! It saves flipping your whole piece over again and again for just a few stitches.
This pattern was originally published as an exclusive club selection for AVFKW’s shawl club.