Piewhacket by Jennifer Dassau


December 2012
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
375 yards (343 m)
one size; 52” wingspan and 8” depth (12” depth at points).
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The third in a series of shawls exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows, 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.

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

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% superwash merino, 440 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Abril. 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.

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

For questions or to show off your shawl, please visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.