The fourth in a series of shawls exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows, available individually or as part of the 5 Short Row Shawls collection.
Aerophile is a one-skein garter shawl with narrow wings that stretch wide like a soaring bird which loves to fly. Each wing is knit using short rows from a provisionally cast on central spine, while the scalloped top edge is created by casting on additional stitches every six rows. After both wings are complete, a super-picot edging binds off the live stitches along the bottom edge. Choose a beautiful yarn as the focus of the shawl, and let the uncomplicated ground and simple textural edgings highlight the fiber.
Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, backwards loop CO, knit, increasing, short rows.
Yarn: Dream In Color Smooshy (100% merino, 450 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Deep Seaflower. Sample used approximately 425 yards of light fingering weight yarn.
Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 40” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Scrap yarn for provisional CO and stitch holder; Yarn needle.