The Progression Shawl is an asymmetrical, elongated triangle shawl that’s worked on the bias with an increasing progression of eyelet rows. The pattern is worked and the number of eyelet rows increased until almost all yardage is used, which makes this pattern ideal for handspun or those special skeins.
The pattern can be worked in any weight yarn, simply increase needle size to create a drapey fabric. I worked the fingering weight version of this shawl on a US 5 (3.75mm) needle. Test knitters worked with a worsted weight yarn using a US 7 (4.5mm) needle.
Additional materials needed include: a darning needle for weaving in ends, and a removeable progress markers (such as a locking stitch marker) to denote the “right” side of the work.
The original shawl was created using a handspun fingering-weight yarn that was 550 yards. I wanted to use every last bit, so after I had completed the last set of closely-spaced eyelets, I continued to knit in pattern in garter stitch until I was almost out of yarn, then bound off. Perfect for those special skeins of yarn you’ve been saving!