Rondelay by Jennifer Dassau


November 2012
Light Fingering ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
410 - 440 yards (375 - 402 m)
one size
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Rondelay is part of the Malabrigo Quickies program from Malabrigo Yarn, and is available individually or as part of the Five Short Row Shawls collection.

Rondelay is a one-skein, reversible garter shawl constructed from three sequential half rounds or rondels, which grow from cast on stitches using both short rows and strategically placed radial yarnover increases. Each rondel builds upon the previous one, creating a finished semi-circular shape that drapes beautifully as it wraps around the shoulders. Designed to show off the colors of a variegated or hand dyed skein, Rondelay looks equally fantastic in a solid color.

Construction: Each rondel is knit using short rows, incorporating additional stitches from the cast on into each row, and at the same time increasing stitches by making yarn overs on a few strategic rows.

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

Size: one size; 50” length along top edge and 9” depth at widest part of rondel.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% superwash merino, 440 yards/402m/ 100g); 1 skein, shown in Indiecita. The sample used approximately 410 yards of light fingering weight yarn.

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

Gauge: 18 st and 36 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 Malabrigo Yarn, my fabulous secret test knitters, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.