Cozy like your favorite boyfriend sweater, the Winterwork Shawl is the perfect late fall and winter accessory. Knit from the bottom up, it features a trio of stitch patterns to keep the knitter engaged while adding lots of texture and visual interest.
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
Finished, blocked shawl measures approx 66” (168 cm) long at neck edge and approx 31” (79 cm) in depth at the center.
The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
18 sts/28 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in shawl main body pattern stitch, blocked.
Gauge is not crucial, but if not adhered to, can have a substantial impact on the amount of yarn required to complete the project. As this shawl is worked from the bottom up, please be sure you allow enough yarn for variances in gauge.
Shawl is worked from the lower edge upwards to the center back neck edge.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Cable cast on
- Knit and purl stitches
- Cable stitches – 1/1 LPC,1/1 RPC,1/2 LC,1/2 RC
- Decrease stitches – CDD, K2TOG, SSK
- Slipped stitches
- Kitchener Stitch – only a 3 st join, no worries!
750 – 785 yards (686 – 718 m) of heavy worsted weight yarn.
A yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Slight tonals work well, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the textured stitch patterns.
US 8 (5 mm) 32” (80 cm) circular
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge and length to suit number of stitches.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle