One sock blank or one skein, one hundred grams and a one row increase repeat! The word one kept popping up all over the place when I was thinking about a name for this crescent-shaped shawlette. It is knit in a Blue Love single strand sock blank from Gale’s Art. So I combined the two and One Love it is!
We all have a 100gram sock blank or skein of fingering weight yarn sitting in our stash. Often times we are not sure what to do with it besides knitting a pair of socks. Well, I have the perfect solution with the One Love Shawlette. As the name implies this shawl takes one 100gram sock blank or sock skein of yarn. The shawlette couldn’t be any easier to knit. You can either follow your yarn striping as a guide or you can use the specific instructions provided to make a shawl like mine in any type of fingering weight yarn. I’ll share how to do both versions in the pattern.
Finished size: 15-inches in depth, 60-inch wingspan; finished shawlette weighs 99 grams.
Shape: Long-shallow crescent-shape
Yarn: Gale’s Art Secret Sock Blank (single strand), 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 463 yards/100 grams. The sample is made in the Blue Love colorway. Sock blanks are individual works of art and may be the same colorway but striping will vary due to the artistic nature of dyeing.
Yarn Note: Any 100 gram sock blank or fingering/sock weight skein will work fine. Also, any striped, variegated or tonal yarn will all work great! If you have more or less yardage you can stop or keep going at any point.
A note on using a sock blank:
I knit the shawlette straight from the Gale’s Art Secret Sock Blank, unraveling as I worked. The yarn was very kinky while I was knitting, but it smoothed out significantly with a good soak and block when it was finished. However, some of the unevenness does remain in the final shawl. I like this appearance and think it makes for a fun watercolor-like fabric. If you don’t want this look you could unravel the yarn before knitting and make a skein (with lots of ties) to soak and straighten out before starting the shawl. After the smooth yarn is dried wind it into a cake or ball and then begin knitting the shawl. It’s up to you!
Needles: US size 6/4mm, 32-inch circular needle or size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
Optional: Scale to weigh yarn in grams for starting the final edging. If you don’t have a scale you can just estimate.
In the pattern I have provided two options of choice in the pattern.
Option 1: Let the yarn be your guide. Gale’s Art Sock Blanks, like the one I used in the sample, are often striped. Instead of following or counting rows, I just changed sections in order every time the color changed until I had a certain amount of yarn remaining to finish off the final border (all details are included in the pattern).
Option 2: Row-by-Row Pattern. I wrote out exactly how many rows/repeats I did of each section, including a row checklist for your counting convenience, if you’d like a more detailed pattern to follow. Every aspect is written out in full-detail, step-by-step.