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. 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 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; 1 skein, shown in Deep Seaflower. Sample used approximately 425 yards of fingering weight yarn.
US 6 40” circular needle, or size to match gauge.
Scrap yarn for provisional CO and stitch holder.