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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Quick Gifts 4

     I've had a number of requests for the pattern of the shawl that I mentioned and pictured on my last post.  So, since I've started it, and have found how easy the pattern is, I've decided to post the pattern here.  It's a free pattern so no laws are being broken.
     Before I do post it, I want ya'll to know that I ordered the yarn from where the article mentioned and it's a perfect match to what the picture shows.

Stockinette Stitch Shawlette

Hello knitters!
It has been a while since I last posted a pattern here due to my mishap back in January. But I am happy to say that I am recovering nicely. Currently, I am no longer in a boot and started driving again this past week. I’ve been going to physical therapy for two weeks now and have about another month to go.
It’s been an interesting journey and I underestimated how difficult the recovery phase would be. With that said, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Being able to drive again is huge step forward even though the pain still persists. I imagine the ankle stiffness and pain will be with me for months to come but having my mobility back is pretty awesome.
About a month ago, I started on a shawlette using the Schachenmayr yarn I bought over a year ago. I finished the project last night and blocked it. Here is the finished project:
Stockinette Stitch Shawlette - Purl Avenue
If you’ve never knitted a triangle shawl before, this will be the easiest one you’ll ever knit! Aside from the eyelets around the bottom edge, the rest of the shawl is knitted in stockinette. For extra flair, I added tassels to the ends. I’d like to point out that the edges do curl. This was done on purpose because I like the way it looks. If you don’t like the curl, I suggest you add a border around the edges. This pattern is worked from the bottom up.
The material is cotton and knitted with needles a few sizes larger than the recommended because this shawl is designed to be worn in warmer climates.
Stockinette Stitch Shawlette side view - Purl Avenue
Measures approx. 63″ x 16″ (160cm x 41cm) after blocking.
Here is the pattern:

Materials

1 skein of Schachenmayr Tahiti yarn in Sunset
  • 306 yds / 280 m per skein
  • 1.75 oz/50 g per skein
  • 99% Cotton/1% Polyester
US 7 (4.5mm) 24″ cable needles

Pattern

CO 5 sts.
Row 1 (RS): k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1. (9 sts)
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: k1, yo, k1, yo, knit to the last 2 sts, yo, k1, yo, k1.
Row 4: purl.
Repeat Rows 3-4 until the desired length. For the example above, knit Rows 3-4 until you have 245 stitches. Bind off loosely and weave in loose ends. Blocking is highly recommended.

Tassels (Optional)

I found this website which shows how to make tassels. It has a step-by-step written tutorial as well as a picture tutorial.
Attach your two tassels to both ends of the shawl. There you have it – your very own Stockinette Stitch Shawlette!
Have fun with the pattern and all.  It's so easy and I can work on it when I'm too tired to count my cross stitched squares.  Light enough also to take with you.

5 comments:

  1. It's so beautiful
    Thank you dear x

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  2. You're so welcomed. Love you girlfriend.

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    1. Oh Heather....I'm in the process of making one like this using the same yarn and same color. This one I didn't make, but mine is looking really nice. I love the yarn and they have other color combinations as well. I'll keep you updated on mine.

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  4. I love the colour variations, and the open airy look of it. Unfortunately it is still always way to hot ot wear a scarf in the tropics.

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