Simple Garter Lacy Shawlette by Amy Vander Vorste - Shy Red Fox
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Simple Garter Lacy Shawlette

US 6 - 4.0 mm
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Modifying a pattern to be a lace pattern was a push for me. I wanted my shawl to be neck down, but have the lace rows. Also I wanted to have a zen knitting or process knitting shawlette. I didn’t want to have to think much while I worked. I had enough to think through while I worked with many issues coming up in my life. (Good things, by the way.)

After several iterations at working through this, I can now present - the Simple Garter Lacy Shawlette. It’s a variant of the Simple Yet Effective Shawl by Laura Chau. And this variant has her blessing.

The variations are

  • I used a lace row.
  • It’s only knitted in garter stitch. (Because I don’t like purling.)
  • It’s meant to use a skein of sock yarn.
  • I add in stitch markers to it’s really a brainless knit, even with the lace row.
  • I don’t specify the bind off. I don’t see that a purl bind off would be of benefit here.

This pattern can be varied in size (depending on the amount of yarn you have) and in needle size. I used a single skein of sock yarn (Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock - 430 yards) for mine and size 6 needles). (Model is my youngest in elementary school. This is a good sized shawl for her.)