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.


Jessica said...

Sounds good. I can't wait to see a completed picture!

-Your tea swap pal. :D

Lynn said...

Scarf looks great! how many of each yarn do you suggest to makre it larger? Can't wait to get materials.

Lynn said...

Joanne's does not have these yarns!! Are sure sure about the brand name? I have checked several Joanne's sites and called the store. they do not have a line of yarn called fever and sophistctes!! Help please!!!

Christy said...

Joann's may not carry those yarns anymore. They revamped their selection about 1 year ago and I think I made this around 2008.

You can substitute any ribbon yarn and a boucle yarn. Lion Brand used to carry a ribbon yarn. Also Hobby Lobby (at least here in Georgia) carries several ribbon yarns and a few boucle yarns.

If you want to make it bigger, just follow the pattern until it reaches your desired length and width.

If you need anymore help, my email is se_texas_girl AT

Pam said...

I was how you described yourself in your opening, many years ago and truly miss it a lot. Your projects are wonderful

kls1171 said...

I picked up a punch of ribbon yarn from a clearance sale years ago and had no idea what to do with it. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing it.