This shawl does double duty, either as a lightweight wrap or, looped around your neck a couple of times, a surprisingly warm scarf. Although I really like the drape and swoosh of the Taj Mahal yarn shown, you could work this in virtually any yarn you like. The pattern is very simple, and since it can be worked to any size, gauge doesn’t really matter.
This pattern was originally published by the KnitPicks Yarn Company as the “Sweet Scalloped Shawl,” and called for 5 balls (550 yards) of KnitPicks Ambrosia yarn (80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Cashmere).
Yarn: Lane Cervinia/Plymouth Yarn Company “Le Fibre Nobili Taj Mahal”
(70% merino wool, 22% silk, 8% cashmere; sport weight); 187 yards/50 grs;
Finished Size: 72” wide; 30” long
Needles: #8 circular needle, #9 circular needle, #10 needle (optional, for binding off).
Gauge: 12 sts/16 rows to 4” worked over pattern stitch or 24 sts/32 rows to 4” over st st (since shawl is worked to desired size, an exact gauge is not vital)
Notions: Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
BO Bind off
CO Cast on
RS Right side
ssk slip, slip, knit (decrease 1 stitch)
WS Wrong side
yo Yarn over
Shawl is worked flat from bottom up. You can work the shawl larger by simply repeating the lace pattern to desired size, but be sure to reserve at least one-third of the yarn for the border.
With #8 needle, CO 4 sts
Foundation Row: K1, yo, K2, yo, K1
Row 1 (WS): K1, yo, K1 *yo, ssk; rep to last 2 sts, K1, yo, K1
Row 2 (and all RS rows): K across
Row 3: K1, yo, K1 *ssk, yo; rep to last 2 sts, K1, yo, K1
Row 4: K across
Repeat rows 1-4 until shawl measures 30” from bottom corner (or to desired size). Bind off very loosely (use #10 needle if necessary). Wash shawl and block. Let dry completely.
Row 1: With RS facing you and using #9 needle, start at the upper left-hand corner and pick up and K one st for every row of the shawl. Work around the point and up to the upper right-hand corner.
Row 2 (and all WS rows): P
Row 3: K into the front and back of every st
Row 4: P
Row 5: K
Row 6: P
Row 7: Rep row 3
Row 8: P
Row 9: Rep row 3
Row 10: P
Row 11: BO
Weave in all ends. Wash and block again.
Sarah BarbourKnitting and crochet designer/teacher and stay-at-home mother to three lovely little girls. Recently relocated to Oregon from the Illinois and enjoying my new life as a West Coaster.
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