Inspired by the first pattern I ever published, the Dungarees Cowl, this shawl showcases two different takes on an openwork knot stitch, each framed by decorative lateral braids and interspersed with bands of gathered stockinette.
No complicated lace here, each stitch pattern used is easy to memorize, making this a great shawl for a beginner or for on-the-go knitting. Worked from the top down in a traditional triangle shape, the shawl pattern includes two sizes, so you can make the most of your skein of yarn.
Sizes: small (large); finished dimensions: small is approximately 46”/117 cm across the top and 22”/56 cm deep; large approximately 54”/137 cm across the top and 26”/66 cm deep.
Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, blocked; 22 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in Abeja Chart I, blocked.
Note: it is not essential to get gauge; however, differences in gauge will change the final dimensions of your shawl, as well as the amount of yarn used.
Yarn: Approximately 400 (475) yd fingering weight yarn. A merino or merino blend single ply yarn is recommended.
Small (yellow) shown in Lakes Yarn and Fiber Silk Single Fingering, 70% merino wool, 30% silk (435 yd/100g): 1 skein in Drops of Honey.
Large (green) shown in Skeinny Dipping Yarn Merino Single, 100% merino wool (475 yd/114g): 1 skein in Salt Marsh.
Additional recommended yarns: Shalimar Yarns Aerie, Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal or Chroma fingering, Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles.
Needles: US 6 32”/80 cm+ circular needle
4 stitch markers