Caritas by Kristine Beeson


July 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1080 yards (988 m)
One size fits all, with a finished wingspan of 52”.
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD
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Inspired by my sister the new mama with her sporty, stripy look to look fabulous any time - and then also gives a solid fabric for the comfort of concealment when nursing.

The Caritas is a rounded striped shawl pattern with a cozy privacy. It can wrap close to your neck for warmth or drape gently around your shoulders. The pattern features stockinette and garter borders allow you to completely cover up, without being a traditional lacy shawl. And large stripes of color allow you to pick several of your favorite sock yarn colorways to blend together.

Exciting techniques you’ll learn:

  • top-down shawl design
  • knit and purl rows to form a unique ridge between the blocks
  • adding stitches in a nearly invisible fashion
  • working with multiple colors to create one cohesive color profile

This shawl pattern has both charted and written instructions for whatever your preference!