Fringed Benefits is worked from one tip to the other with a lacy panel in the center. A four inch fringe is then added to the bottom of the shawl to give it that little extra oomph. This is the absolute, PERFECT shawl for Spring. Quick and easy to knit and open and airy enough to work in all types of climates.
Approx 430 yds of fingering weight yarn. Sample shown in Storyteller Yak Yarn, 70% SW Merino, 20% Yak, 10% Nylon.
62 inch wingspan, 14 inch depth (including fringe).
US size 5
Tapestry needle, crochet hook
32 stitches by 40 rows is 4 inches in garter stitch on US size 5s.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
CO 3 sts with US size 5 needles.
Set-up row: k1, kfb, sl1wyif.
Rows 1-3: K to last stitch, sl1wyif.
Row 4: K to last 2 sts, kfb, sl1wyif.
Repeat last 4 rows 53x total.
Work center panel
Rows 1 and 2: Knit to last stitch, sl1wyif.
Row 3: K6, (yo2x, k1, yo3x, k1, yo4x, k1, yo3x, k1, yo2x, k6) to last stitch, sl1wyif.
Row 4: K to last stitch, dropping yos, sl1wyif.
Rows 5 and 6: Knit to last stitch, sl1wyif.
Row 7: K1, (yo2x, k1, yo3x, k1, yo4x, k1, yo3x, k1, yo2x, k6) to last 6, yo2x, k1, yo3x, k1, yo4x, k1, yo3x, k1, yo2x, k1, sl1wyif.
Row 8: K to last stitch, dropping yos, sl1wyif.
Repeat last 8 rows 4x total.
Row 1: K1, k2tog, k to last st, sl1wyif.
Rows 2-4: K k to last st, sl1wyif.
Repeat last 4 rows 53x.
Finish as follows
Row 1: K2tog to last st, sl1wyif.
Row 2: K2tog to last st, sl1wyif.
Row 3: K2tog to last st, cut yarn, pull yarn through.
Weave in loose ends and block to shape. After blocking, add a 4 inch fringe every other garter ridge, along bottom of shawl.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: AFIFA
I started knitting as a child and was reintroduced to it a few years ago. I’m an indie designer who’s been publishing knitting patterns for over a year now. In that time, I’ve designed everything from fingerless mittens, to scarves, shawls and cozy sweaters. As I have a background in fashion, I bring a modern sensibility and love of construction to the art of knitting.
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