What are the chances that your best friend, no, your bestest best friend has the same name as you? I met Sally through the fibre world and while we live with thousands of km between us we spend our whole day together through the power of the interwebs.
I would say that we are polar opposites but that is not necessarily true, we are very different and yet sometimes scarily similar. I am always attempting to be tactful, Sally is straight talking. She is a rugby loving petrol head, I know what a try is and I can drive I have pink hair and like girlie things and she likes skulls. I am a bit chaotic in my thinking and planning and Sally has lists and is very organized. I have a thousand ideas and she helps me get focused enough to achieve them. We balance each other perfectly; she is my person.
I designed this pattern with Sally, she helped pick the next stitch pattern in the sequence and was involved in every part of the design process, she is even the Tech Editor. Together we are Organised Chaos
This asymmetrical shawl explores the wonders of garter stitch. This simple stitch, all beginning knitters learn, changes in each section to give different and interesting textures.
A fun project for those just starting out on their knitting journey, as well as those more experienced knitters. I have included a list of tutorials at the end to help new knitters
There is a stitch count given at the end of each section but it really does not matter if you miss an increase or decrease along the way. None of the texture sections will matter if your stitch count is slightly off, so just relax and enjoy the knitting and forget the numbers.
This is how I do the backward loop make one
3.5 mm/US 4 circular needle
I started with a shorter cable (60cm and changed to a larger one as the stitch count grew. I used a120cm cable at the end)
Sport weight yarn 300g; 750m/820yds
Sample knitted in Nurturing Fibres Eco Fusion; 50% Bamboo Viscose 50% Cotton 50g/ 125m/137yds
Colour A: 50g Anvil
Colour B: 50g Vanilla
Colour C: 50g Mint
Colour D: 100g Saffron
Colour E: 50g Cobblestone
18 stitches and 46 rows over 10cm/4” garter stitch, blocked.
Gauge is not crucial in this pattern; however, it will affect the overall finished size of your shawl and the amount of yarn that you use.
One size: Finished dimensions 220cm/87” by 56cm/22”