Step by Step by Red and the Wolf Designs

Step by Step

July 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
492 - 547 yards (450 - 500 m)
166 cm/65" wide, 47 cm/18.5" deep
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Are you looking for an easy pattern that is not boring to knit, for your first shawl? Or are you an experienced knitter and need a quick gift?

Then this is the shawl for you!

Crescent shape in garter stitch, small stripes in a contrast colour that feature simple lace patterns, a lace border—step by step the complexity of the lace pattern increases, but they are all suitable for beginning knitters who know how to do knit decreases and yarn overs.

If you want to use up leftovers, why not make every lace stripe in a different colour? Or even the garter sections? There are lots of ways you can change this design to make it uniquely yours.

This is a companion pattern to Simplicity is Key and I am working on a third pattern to go with them.

5 mm/US 8 knitting needles, I used a 120 cm/40” circular needle

Total yarn needed: Aran weight yarn, 450 m/492 yds

Main colour: 300 m/328 yds (Sample: Drops Paris in colourway 24 dark grey, 4 balls)
Contrast colour: 150 m/164 yds (Sample: Drops Paris in colourway purple, 2 balls)

One removable stitch marker to mark right side of your knitting in the garter sections.