Grantangle by Amy O'Neill Houck


June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in Granny stitch
4.0 mm (G)
780 - 800 yards (713 - 732 m)
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

This shawl takes the idea of a granny square and turns it on its head by dividing the square in half. The resulting rectangle, created by having only 2 increase points, is worked in rows instead of rounds. Still, you have the simplicity of a granny square, working stitches mostly into chain spaces instead of into stitches.

Grantangle can be worn over your shoulders as a shawl or wrapped around your neck as a scarf.

This pattern is part of the ongoing column “Plays Well Together,” by Amy O’Neill Houck and Miriam Felton. Amy designed this shawl, but it was not a solo project. In addition to co-writing the article, Miriam shared her great talents in graphic design, photography, and technical editing, and more.