Easy Cranberry Shawl
This project is perfect for a novice shawl knitter because it is predominantly garter stitch and will not require much blocking to keep the fabric flat and even. The mirrored, plaited cables on the spine keep the shawl interesting and add a unique touch to the simple, ridged fabric.
Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl, bind off
Knitting in rows
Increasing (kfb and yo)
Cables (C4B and C4F, with written instructions in the pattern)
Adult: 51” (129.5 cm) wingspan x 27” (68.5 cm) spine before blocking.
Red Barn Yarn Worsted (85% wool/15% mohair, 4 oz/113 g, 190 yd/174 m) – 3 skeins in Precious Rubies, or approximately 570 yd (521 m) in any medium weight yarn.
US Size 10.5/6.5 mm 36” (91 cm) knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
2 stitch markers.
12 sts x 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
This pattern was originally published in Love of Knitting’s Winter, 2013 issue.