I created this short row shawl pattern as an indie complement to my book Knitting Short Rows: Techniques for Great Shapes & Angles. If you find yourself loving short rows as much as I do, you might like the book; I provide tutorials for five different short row methods, as well as 17 patterns for garments, accessories and shawls.
Contrasting garter lines accent the clean stockinette canvas of this sideways swoop shawl. Choose bold monotones or a rainbow of colored leftovers to create your art; the elongated bias shape suits men or women, and can be made to any size.
Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, German short rows.
Size: 60” wingspan and 16” depth; this shawl may be customized for any amount of yarn.
Yarn: Spirited Fibers Fingering (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon; 400 yards/366m/100g); 1 skein, shown in Silver; plus about 12 yards each of 3 or more contrast color fingering weight yarns. Any amount of MC may be used, as well as an infinite number of contrast color scraps.
Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch marker (1); Yarn needle.
Gauge: 19 st and 30 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.