Dot Shawl by Casapinka

Dot Shawl

March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 650 yards (366 - 594 m)
Small and Large
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Note: Dots are made using P2tog and are not bobbles - no turning!

Note - you need to wet block the shawl out and forward into a crescent. This will: 1. Give you the proper size/shape, 2. Eliminate pulling at the edges, and 3. Stretch out the border so it doesn’t curl. If done with the needle size, number of rows and blocked, the border does not curl.

There should be a K1 before MD K2 on line 9 and if you’re making the shawlette/smaller size you only need to do 9, not 10, repeats of the dots. You can do the 10 but your yarn may run short.

Looking for some good variegated yarns for this project? Check out my Pinterest Board.

First in a series of two (so far) shawls that seek
to show off gorgeous, hand dyed variegated sock yarns in unusual ways. Designed as part of my portfolio for the Rhode Island School of Design Hand Knitting Program.

Dot separates out the colors into dots against a solid background. Watching the colors separate and unfold across the shawl is gratifying. The idea is to use your favorite variegated (or solid) sock yarn against any brand of fingering/sock weight yarn.

The dots are made without turning your work (unlike many bobbles) and once you’ve done a few they become meditative - you will look forward to dot rows.

Pattern Details

Knitted top down, crescent shaped.
Final Measurements:
14 X 58” (shawlette) and 17 X 64” (shawl) after blocking, 83” along BO edge of shawl.

400/650 yards of solid colored fingering weight for background
225 yards of fingering (preferably variegated) for dots
1 tapestry needle