You have a yarn what looks beautiful in the skein, but you have no idea what to knit with it. Familiar problem? For example a too-colourful yarn or a yarn with interesting texture. These would look far too busy if knitted with a pattern.
Then this is the pattern for you!
- firstly this is mostly stockinette stitch, which lets the yarn show
- secondly the pattern is adjustable so that you can use more or less yarn then stated
- worked top down, starting as a usual triangular shawl
- then the increasing lines start to move
- other lines appear
- increases are added/removed
- suggested for beginners
- a satisfying knit for tired nights, when you have no energy to pay attention to a complicate lace pattern
- the shape of the shawl makes it very easy to wear.
Opinion from chemlady (tester):
“This is a great design to allow a special, treasured yarn really shine while still being fun to knit!”
“I really enjoyed knitting this pattern. Even though it was fairly simple to knit, it kept my attention. I loved the finished shawl and the unusual lace design.”
YARN USED FOR THE SAMPLE
Hand dyed and hand spun by me (60% merino, 40% silk, fingering weight, ca 309 yards [283 m/100 g]), 521 yards [476 m]
This yarn was an interesting experiment, I spun the silk and the merino separate, and plied the two threads together. I got a very rustic yarn, what needed a simple pattern.
Use any yarn you have! Solid, variegated, gradient - it will be perfect with this pattern.
NEEDLES USED FOR SAMPLE
US 3 [3.25 mm] 32" [80 cm long]
Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
SIZE OF THE SAMPLE
Wingspan: 51” [130 cm],
depth at the middle: 17 ¾" [45 cm]
18 sts x 32 rows in 4" [10 cm]in st st. Please note that in this particular project getting the right gauge is not essential. However, working with different yarn weight / gauge will effect both the yardage and the final size of the project as well.
- Knit, purl flat
- Decreasing with k2tog, ssk
- k1tbl, p1tbl