Ravessa Shawl by Sarah Jordan

Ravessa Shawl

Knitting
July 2015
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
500 - 525 yards (457 - 480 m)
One size, approximately 61 in./155 cm wide along top edge and 14 in./35.5 cm deep at center
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The Ravessa Shawl uses a number of techniques and textures as well as a seamless construction to create a striking accessory.

The shawl starts with the cables-and-lace edging, which is worked back and forth. Then stitches are picked up along the side of the edging and short rows are used to create the body of the shawl. Finally, a two-stitch modified I-cord bind off finishes the top edge.

To knit this pattern, you will need to know how to do the following skills, stitches, and techniques:

  • Provisional cast on (any method)
  • Basic cable and lace stitches worked from a chart or written directions
  • Slipped stitches
  • Basic decreases (k2tog, ssk, centered double decrease)
  • Make 1 increases
  • Short rows using wrap and turn (note: wraps do not need to be picked up on subsequent rows)

The edging is both charted and written.

A note on yarn usage: The sample shown used every last bit of the recommended yarn. Because this isn’t a fitted garment, gauge is not as critical, but differences in gauge will affect the amount of yarn used as well as the finished dimensions. Please be sure you have enough yarn to finish your project; if in doubt, have extra yarn on hand.

Pattern layout by WeirdyPants
Tech editing by eledixon