A quick and easy just-the-right-size shawlette in light fingering- or fingering-weight yarn
68 (60)” point to point, 11.5 (12)” deep,
First size is in light fingering, size in parentheses is in fingering.
Fino by Manos del Uruguay (70% merino, 30% silk; 490 yds 448 m/100 g) 1 skein, shown in Wardian Case #406 or
approximately 420 yds light fingering-weight or
400 yds fingering-weight yarn
One straight or circular needle in US 5 3.75 mm
26 sts and 32 rows = 4” square in Garter stitch (knit every row)
It is not imperative that you achieve exact gauge for this piece, but having different gauge will affect how much yarn you need.
Gauge as you go!
Begin pattern and work until measures 6” from CO edge. There should be between 21 and 23 sts on the needle, and it should measure approximately 3.25-3.5” at the wide edge.
If yours is smaller, go up one needle size, if larger, go down.
You can knit this shawlette with any yarn and at any gauge! Use a scale to divide your yarn in half. Find the needle size that makes the best fabric, and work the Increase section with the first half, and the Decrease section with the second.