This shawl uses one and-a-bit skeins of Lion Brand’s Shawl-in-ball. The remainder of the yarn can be used to make a matching hat or mitts.
The shawl can be worn as either a wrap or as a scarf. I like to wear mine with with the V-end in front to keep me warmer.
- CO – Cast on
- K – Knit
- KFB – Knit in front and back of stitch
- K2tog – Knit 2 together
- P – Purl
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right Side
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- YO – Yarn over
- Bring your yarn to the front of your work purl-wise.
- Knit into the next stitch, bringing your yarn over the top of the needle.
- This will result in a deliberate hole and an extra stitch being created.
- Knit in the front of the stitch as usual, but don’t drop it off the needle.
- Knit in the back of the same stitch and then pull it of the left needle.
- This will create an extra stitch.
- Pass the right needle through the back of the next 2 stitches
- Wrap the yarn around the right needle and knit.
- This will reduce your stitches by one.
The shawl is worked from the top down (in a V-shape). We will increase 4 sts on every other row. It will be important to bind off loosely, as this will be your outer V-edge and it should drape loosely.
The “spine” of the shawl is created by YO, K1, YO.
CO 7 sts.
Row 1: K2, P3, K2
Row 2 (RS): K2, KFB, YO, K1, YO, KFB, K2 (11 sts)
Row 3: K3, P to last 3 sts, K3
Row 4: K3, KFB, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, KFB, K3 (15 sts)
Row 5: Same as Row 3
Row 6: K3, KFB, K3, YO, K1, YO, K3, KFB, K3 (19 Sts)
Row 7: Same as Row 3
Row 8: K3, KFB, K5, YO, K1, YO, K5, KFB, K3 (23 Sts)
Row 9-19: Repeat this pattern, upping the number of K sts (marked in italics) by 2 on every odd row
Row 20: (This will be a row of pretty holes) K3, KFB, *YO, K2tog, rep from * to centre 3 sts, K1,YO, K1, YO, K1, *K2tog, YO, rep from * to last 4 sts, KFB, K3
Continue in the pattern for a total of 140 rows, creating a row of holes every 20 rows.
Row 141-143: K all sts
Cast off loosely.