Bluebell Shawlette by Shaina Bilow

Bluebell Shawlette

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
370 - 445 yards (338 - 407 m)
One Size
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The Bluebell Shawlette just happens to be your next favorite project.

Experience Level Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

The Bluebell Shawlette was born out of a desire to pay homage those luscious 100g skeins of hand dyed or self-striping fingering weight yarns. As I was designing this, I felt it was crucial for the finished piece to look as beautiful in a multi colored yarn as it does in a solid color. Too often, many of the shawl patterns we use don’t do justice to multicolor yarns – and what a shame, because those wild colors are so fun to knit with! The lace pattern begins as an open mesh and then changes to a dense striped eyelet pattern. The fabric created by the two different lace stitches successfully celebrates the depth of multi, striped, and solid colored yarns. I paired the simple lace patterns with a sawtooth edging and picot bind off to add a bit of whimsy. This shawlette looks fantastic draped casually around your neck – it adds a splash of style and some warmth to any outfit.

Construction Details
The shawl is worked in one piece. The pattern starts out at one corner with an open mesh and then gets denser at the wider edge of the shawl. A sawtooth edge is worked along one side with the lace pattern and then a picot bind off is worked at the end. Since the shawl begins at the corner and increases for width and depth, it is easily adaptable for a larger size using either more yardage or a thicker yarn. Notes are included on the pattern with suggestions for making it larger.

Techniques Necessary

  • Cable cast on
  • Bind off
  • Knit
  • Increasing (YO, kfb)
  • Decreasing (k2tog)

Finished Measurements: 58” span across the longest side x 18” depth

Yarn: 100 grams of fingering weight (CYCA #1) yarn. Samples made with Three Irish Girls Springvale Sock (100% superwash merino wool, 370 yds/100 g) in “Crème de La Crème” and Manos del Uruguay Alegria (75% wool 25% polyamide, 445 yds/100 g) in “2685 Eggplant”.

Gauge: 19 stitches and 40 rows = 4” in garter stitch, unblocked.
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4” in garter stitch, blocked.

Needle: US 6 (4 mm) 24-32” circular needles to accommodate the increasing stitches. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Additional Materials: stitch marker, tapestry needle.