Peppy's Simple Shawlette by Ellen Easton

Peppy's Simple Shawlette

You can use any type of yarn
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This pattern is available for free.

I wanted to design a shawlette that would be fun to knit but that wouldn’t require much attention, so I created this very simple garter stitch pattern. There are no short rows involved, all the shaping is done by just decreasing or increasing stitches.

Personally, I prefer to have all my stitches fit onto a straight needle. That’s why I designed this shawlette to be knit ‘lengthwise’. Another advantage of this construction is that in this way you know exactly at which point you have knit up half of your yarn, so you can make that your turning point in the shawlette, and start decreasing stitches again instead of increasing further.

The pattern is generic, so you can use any type (or thickness) of yarn that you like for this pattern: the resulting dimensions/size of the shawlette will always be more or less the same. I’ve tried the pattern out myself with 3 different types of yarn, varying in gauge.

You can customize your shawlette by using two colours instead of just one to add stripes or blocks of colour (I did this in different ways in all three versions of the shawlette). Also, you can make the edges less pointy by casting on more than 3 stitches in the beginning (I did this in the super bulky version of the shawlette). And of course, if you like, you can add a knitted or crocheted border of your choice to the shawlette.