Various oddments from your stash and needles to suit. You can use absolutely anything from the finest linen to the glitziest, fuzziest novelty yarn imaginable!
I used 500 metres (550 yards) of Aussie 12 ply mohair (US worsted weight, slightly finer than bulky) and 10mm needles to make a 6ft wide shawl.
Any gauge to suit your yarn.
I like: Fingering weight cotton or linen on 5mm needles for a super light summer shawl or Aussie 12 ply mohair (US worsted weight, slightly finer than bulky) on 10mm needles for a cozy winter wrap.
K = knit
yo = yarn over
First of all, a quick explanation for my fellow “visual” learners 🙂
We are going to:
Cast on 3 sts and place a marker in the center stitch (a piece of contrast yarn threaded through the stitch will do nicely, you won’t need it once you have the pattern established).
1st row: (K1, yo) twice, k1
2nd row: knit
3rd row: (K1, yo) four times, k1
4th row: knit
5th row: K1, yo, K until you reach the centre stitch (don’t knit the centre stitch yet), yo, knit 1, yo, k to the last st, yo, k1
6th row: Knit
Repeat rows 5 and 6 until your shawl measures:
12 – 16 inches wide for a head scarf
4 ft wide for a shoulder shawl or
The recipient’s height for a full size shawl. For example, I’m 6ft tall so my shawl is 6ft wide across the top.
Darn in all loose ends and add a fringe if desired.
For a head scarf, make a twisted cord 30 – 34 inches long and thread it through the eyelets across the top of the scarf.
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