This simple little shawlette is designed to use just one skein (360 yards) of a particularly lovely handpainted yarn. Worked from the center top down, it’s knit in easy stockinette stitch with increases along the edges and a center spine. Garter eyelet ridges along the bottom edge prevent curling and add texture and interest while still letting the yarn draw focus.
A handy small traveling project, it’s also good for beginners who want to try a shaped shawl and eyelets without a lot of complicated patterning.
Worn draped around your shoulders as a small shawl or tied around your neck as a triangular scarf, Simple Things is versatile and easy to throw on with just about anything and add a little color, softness, warmth, and handknit goodness to your day.
Yarn: 360 yards (329 meters) fingering-weight (4-ply) yarn; shown in Pagewood Farm Alyeska Hand-dyed Sock Yarn; 360 yards (329 meters); 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 3.9 oz (113 grams) colorways: Harvest (brown version) and Misty (grey version)
Needles: 1 US 4/3.5 mm circular needle, 24” (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends, stitch marker (optional for confident knitters after the increasing pattern is established, but especially helpful while working the garter ridge section)
Gauge: 19 stitches and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm
Finished size: 46”/117 cm from point to point along top of shawl, and 17”/43 cm down center increase "spine" from top to the point.
Though getting exact gauge isn’t crucial for this project in terms of fit, it was designed to use nearly the entire 360-yard skein of yarn called for. Please have at least 350 yards to use for this project and check your gauge (blocking your swatch) especially carefully if you are close to the required yarn amount to help ensure that you won’t run out. You can also easily subtract a few rows before the garter eyelet ridge section for a smaller shawlette, or add additional garter ridges for a larger one, to help you get the very most out of your chosen yarn.
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