Alternating textures in two colors decorate a bold triangle shawl, then advance unexpectedly to one side, for an asymmetric finish. Color choice is the focus; the shape is long and easy to wear, and the knitting simple and relaxing.
Making Advances is worked topdown from a garter tab CO for the main triangle, then stitches are bound off on one side and the remaining side is worked in a long asymmetric extension.
Techniques & Skills Used: garter tab CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing.
Size: 75” length and 22” depth.
Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% merino wool; 400 yards/366m/100g); 1 skein each colors A and B, shown in Urchin and Vengeance, respectively. The sample used approximately 355 yards A and 395 yards B. Using a drapey single or loosely plied yarn will help minimize rolling at the long bottom left edge.
Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 32” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Yarn needle.
Gauge: 19 st and 38 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.