Sunday, May 13, 2007
First Shawl Design--Graduated Drop Stitch Shawl
I took the plunge and free-designed my first shawl. It's not as big as I wanted but I ran out of yarn. Below is the pattern. I used a total of four skeins of Joann's Sensations yarn (two Sophisticates Collection "Fever" in Purple (a boucle type with beads) and 2 Sophisticates Collections "Fantasy" (a shiny ribbon) in Multi. I apologize if you can't read it--if you can't let me know.
It's a very simple pattern using garter and yarn overs. The increases are only in "Fever" so it's increases in blocks. I'll post a picture!
Size 13 circulars with 32 inch cord. It is not knit in the round so you turn after each row.
Cast on 1 stitch using "Fever"
Next Row: Knit in front and back of stitch (2 stitches on needle)
Row 2: Knit into front and back of first stitch, knit 1 (3 stitches on needle)
Row 3: Knit into front and back of first stitch, Knit into front and back of second stich, knit 1 (5 Stitches)
Row 4: Knit into front and back of first stitch, K3, Knit front and back of second to last stitch, K1
Continue on for two inches.
At the beginning of next row, switch to Fantasy.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1 YO2 (wrap the yarn twice around the needle while knitting)
Row 3: Knit and drop extra YO stitches off.
Row 4: Knit
Switch to Fever:
Row 1: Knit Increase into 1st and 2nd to last stitches for two inches
Then switch again to Fantasy and follow drop stitch pattern until you reach the desired length/width.
Bind off in Fever.
Posted by Christy at 7:00 AM