a twice squared rectangular shawl
I wanted to make something to match the beauty of the hand dyed yarns that I have collected, something that would come off the needles with almost no fuss and a minimum of finishing so that the quality, texture and the color of the yarn would be the main attraction. A canvas of garter stitch shaped with two pairs of yarn overs and framed in i-cord became the solution.
Grade is the project for a beginner wanting to attempt a different approach to the rectangle or for an intermediate to advanced knitter wanting to remember to enjoy garter stitch.
approximately 852 yds of sport weight yarn
(Sample shown used 1 skein each LaLana Phat Silk Fine of the following colors in this order: lupine, lupine I, peach leaves, marigold, onion skin, onion skin chrome)
Needles & Notions
size 9 US/5.5mm circular needles or size to obtain desired fabric
2 locking stitch markers
smooth scrap yarn for provisional cast on
Size is determined by when you cast off. Shawl will be twice as long as it is wide (sample shown is 22″ x 44″).
Directions are given at the end of the pattern for making the shawl more than twice as long as it is wide.
Knitter’s choice. (Sample shown is 4 sts = 1″ in garter stitch.)
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