Piewhacket by Jennifer Dassau


December 2012
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
375 - 400 yards (343 - 366 m)
one size; 52” length and 8” depth
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Piewhacket is part of my series of shawls exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows, and is available individually or as part of the 5 Short Row Shawls collection.

Piewhacket is a one-skein garter shawl constructed from three sequential short row triangles which build on each other, with a final uneven edging knit from live stitches using additional short rows. The resulting asymmetrical shape drapes perfectly around the neck and shoulders, and is completely reversible for ultimate wearability. The short row shaping means never having to work a huge number of stitches, and also shows off the unique beauty of variegated or semi-solid yarn.

Construction: Piewhacket is cast on and worked entirely in short rows as a series of three connected triangles. The short row border is worked from live stitches and accentuates the points of the long and narrow edging.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit, increasing, short rows.

Size: one size; 52” length along top edge and 8” depth (12” depth at points).

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% superwash merino wool, 440 yards/ 402m/100g); 1 skein, shown in Abril. The sample used approximately 375 yards of light fingering weight yarn.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 40” circular needle, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (3 different); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 st and 40 rows/4” in garter 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.

Thank you to my lovely testers, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.