Dandelion Shawl by Katalin Beth

Dandelion Shawl

Knitting
June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 448 yards (400 - 410 m)
One Size
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The Dandelion Shawl was inspired by childhood memories of lying in fields of dandelion blossoms on summer days, blowing dandelion puffs to make dreams come true.

This is a perfect pattern for new shawl knitters and a wonderful addition to any wardrobe for those cool, summer nights. What better way to spend an evening than wrapped up in dreams?

The delicate Dandelion Stitch border complements the flowing lines of garter stitch in this delightfully feminine, crescent-shaped shawl.

Choose yarn in 100% wool in two contrasting, solid colours to showcase both drape and contrast. This is a really easy design entirely knitted on both sides - no purling! The floral border looks like complicated lace but is in fact a simple, elongated stitch pattern, which is very easy to memorise.

PATTERN NOTES

This shawl is knitted from the top down starting with a Garter Tab Cast On.

The shawl is crescent in shape, knitted flat, and increases are made at the edges. Two stitches are increased each RS edge (i.e. 4 stitches increased on each RS row in total) and one stitch is increased each WS edge (i.e. 2 stitches increased each WS row in total).

Instructions for both Dandelion Stitch and shawl edge increases are written in full. A Chart is provided as well as links to my YouTube channel to see how the Dandelion Stitch is wrapped and tied into a flower cluster.

Instructions are also given to enlarge shawl size.

YARN
1 ball Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4ply (100% Merino) in Shadow. Used 70g/255m as MC
1 ball Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4ply (100% Merino) in Ghost. Used 40g/145m as CC
…Or equivalent yardage in fingering weight yarn

NEEDLES: 4mm (US 6), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles

GAUGE: 24 sts/36 rows in garter = 4”/10cm after blocking.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approx 68”/172cm (across top)
14”/35cm (width)

NOTIONS: Tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers