MegaBus Shawlette by Erika Flory
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MegaBus Shawlette

April 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch pre-blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
One size
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n March, I needed an easy, portable project to work on while riding the MegaBus to New York, one that would interest me but not be difficult to execute while we barreled down the Jersey Turnpike.

I cast on while we were waiting in line, tried a few different shapes and stitches while we rode, and by the time we got to East Brunswick, I had settled on a four-section shawl with the outer two worked in Stockinette stitch and the inner two worked in a slip stitch. The rhythm of working it was so right that even when I dozed on and off during the ride home, I didn’t mess it up.

The day I wore it to work, all finished and blocked, both my co-worker and a customer wanted the pattern. So here it is.

400 yards of fingering weight yarn and a 26” US 5 needle are needed as well as stitch markers.

This is written, not charted; the slip stitch pattern is for a 2-stitch repeat.

The finished size is 13” down the center back and a 38” wingspan. Using a heavier yarn and/or a larger needle will naturally make the size larger.