A versatile, wear-anywhere shawl with pretty lace edge details.
Sizes are given as wingspan by depth to the point at the center back.
Small (Medium, Large): 61” x 15” [155 x 38 cm] (74.5” x 18” [189 x 46 cm], 88” x 21” [224 x 53 cm]).
Shown in size Large.
Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal (100% Merino; 273 yards [250 meters]/100 grams): Boysenberry #26728, 2 (2, 3) hanks.
Size US 9 32″ [100cm] or longer circular or size to obtain gauge
13 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern st after wet blocking.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
IT-8: Unwind and slip the next 4 elongated stitches to the right needle. Keeping these stitches in the same order slip them back to the left needle on top of the unworked stitches and as far to the left as they will go. Unwind and knit the next 4 elongated stitches from the left needle (not the ones that were just slipped). Knit the slipped stitches.
K1e2: Knit 1 elongated twice: k1 wrapping yarn around the needle twice
Ke4: Knit elongated 4: k1 wrapping yarn around needle four times.
M9: Lift yarn between the sts from previous row to left needle, k1, (yo, k1) 4 times into this st (+9 sts).
This pattern is worked flat, from the center back neck to the hem. Increases are made on outer edges.
Notation for the stitch count; + <number of stitches added by row>/<total stitch count for row>.
CO 6 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K1e2 2 times, yo, k to last 2 sts, yo, k1e2 2 times; +2 sts/8
Row 2 (WS): K2, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, k to last 3 sts, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, k2; +4 sts/12
Rows 3-18: Rep rows 1 and 2 for 8 more times; +48 sts/60
Row 19 (set up for Indian Cross): K1e2 2 times, yo, ke4 to last 2 sts, yo, k1e2 2 times; +2 sts/62
Row 20 (Indian Cross): K2, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, IT-8 across row to last 3 sts, (k1, yo, k1) in next st, k2; +4 sts/66
Repeat rows 5-20 2 (3, 4) more times; 162 (210, 258) sts.
Repeat rows 5-19 1 time; 206 (254, 302) sts.
Row 68 (84, 100): K3, IT-8 across row to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 69 (85, 101): K1e2 2 times, k1 *k2, k2tog, yo 3 times, skpsso, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, k1e2 2 times; 231 (285, 339) sts.
Row 70 (86, 102): K2, M9, p2, p2tog tbl,, *unwind yo’s and M9 in this st, p2, k2tog, p2; rep from * to last 9 sts, unwind yo’s and M9 in this st, p2, k2tog, M9, k2; 378 (462, 546) sts.
Block to measurements. Use a blocking wires to create a straight edge across the top edge of the shawl, and pin out the waves of the hem in the shape of a curve.
About the Designer: Margaret Holzmann
Margaret lives near Los Angeles, CA and has been knitting since she was a child and designing for five years.
She recently retired from Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she was a software engineer.
Look for her other designs on Ravelry, Knotions, and in publications such as Creative Knitting magazine, Knit Picks Collections, and Interweave Knits.