Folderol by Jennifer Dassau


September 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
525 yards (480 m)
58” length, and 10” depth
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First published in Knit Edge Magazine, Folderol is now available as an individual download from my Ravelry store, with Tuck stitch video tutorial and expanded notes & photography.

“Folderol” means foolish nonsense, but this worsted crescent shawl is no trifle; the cozy wrap is made extra thick and warm with triple folds, curved gently with short rows, and finished neatly with applied I-cord. Knit from the bottom up and given texture and shape with tucks and decreases, the Folderol shawl is completely reversible and absolutely worthy.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable and provisional CO, knit/purl, tucks, picking up stitches, short rows, decreasing, applied I-cord; this pattern includes written instructions as well as a link to my tuck stitch video tutorial.

Size: 58” length, and 10” depth.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% Merino) 210 yards/192m/100g; 3 skeins shown in Tuareg. The sample used approximately 525 yards.

Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 47” circular needle; US 7 (4.5mm) 47” circular needle for picking up stitches; Stitch markers (2) optional, to mark SR turning points; Smooth scrap yarn for provisional CO and marking Tuck row; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 14 st and 24 rows/4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you Shannon for all your editorial and technical help publishing with Knit Edge!