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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The second in a series of garter shawls exploring non-traditional shaping with short rows, Rondelay is part of the Malabrigo Quickies program from Malabrigo Yarn, and is available individually or as part of the 5 Short Row Shawls collection.

Rondelay is a one-skein garter shawl constructed from three sequential half rounds or rondels, which grow from cast on stitches using short rows and strategically placed radial YO 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.

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

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

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

Thank you to Malabrigo Yarn, my fabulous secret test knitters, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

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