Half-Circle Shawl by Jennifer Jones
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Half-Circle Shawl

October 2009
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
see notes below
see notes below
This pattern is available for free.

I really like half-circle shawls. I hunted through patterns, trying to find something that would allow me knit until I ran out of yarn, and not have to add a border on to the straight edge afterwards. I couldn’t find a pattern that would do all that, so I improvised this half circle shawl based on the “ray” concept - it starts from the center of the neck edge, increasing out in rays. The pattern is written for stockinette, but a lace stitch could be substituted in between the increase rays.

As this is knit from the center of the neck out, it’s easily adaptable to any weight yarn, and it’s gaugeless. I like to use a needle size one or two sizes larger than would typically be used for the yarn, it makes the fabric a little more airy and drapey.

Correction: The lace edging instructions should say to cast on 8 stitches (pattern and pdf corrected on Oct. 25)