Knittin' Love shawl by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Knittin' Love shawl

Knitting
May 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, worked flat and blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
one size -- 54" tip to tip, 18" back neck to hem, 74" along bottom hem
This pattern is available for $7.50 USD buy it now

ETA: Updated as of 02042014 … clarification and a correction to the border directions.

Whether you want to show the recipient how much you love them … or just want to show your love of knitting, this shawl is the perfect answer. Knit from the top down in 100% cotton (sample used approx 440 yds of a DK-weight cotton), this shawl keeps your knitting interest with the fun eyelet-hearts and traditional knit-on edging, while the unique shaping keeps the shawl on your shoulders.

Directions are charted and row-by-row.

• ALWAYS slip the first st of every row to make a nice chained edge
• shawl starts with a garter tab
• as the shawl “grows”, you’ll work more and more eyelet hearts
• border is a traditional feather-fan that ends in non-rolling garter stitch
• this shawl MUST be blocked for the lace to come alive and really show the heart-eyelets
• once you have the markers set, slip them as you go to keep the three panels and the 4-stitch garter edges in line.
• please check the last page for abbreviations; email me if you have ANY questions