Traveling stitches create this unique and dramatic design in our Summer Travels shawl.
Originally released as our Summer 2014 Mystery Knit-Along.
This large, easy to wear 2 color shawl is knitted in fingering weight yarn using highly contrasted yarn and traveling stitches to create interesting patterns and lace.
The pattern creates a uniquely shaped square back, triangle shawl. Beading is optional, but a great introduction to using beads.
There are a lot of discussions about this pattern in the Wild Prairie Knits group, so come and join us.
This pattern is knitCompanion® supported. What does that mean?
Skills: Pattern is fully written out and charted. Basic knit increases and decreases (yo, k2tog, ssk) are included, but anything beyond that is explained in detail. Pattern offers a good introduction to traveling stitches and beading.
Yarn: Stunning String Superwash Fingering (100% Superwash Merino, 475 yds (434 m), 100 grams) or any fingering weight yarn: MC: Coffee Beans, 1 skein; CC: Linen, 1 skein shown.
Or any fingering weight yarn, 475 yards (434 m) each of 2 colors.
Yarn Recommendations: Pattern was written with contrasting solid/semi-solid colors in mind. Ideally, you want a light solid and a dark solid.
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) 42” (107 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge.
Other: 25 Stitch Markers
Optional: 280 Seed Beads 6/0 & crochet hook US 10-14 (1.25 - 0.75 mm) or size that will fit your bead. If you prefer, you may use Super Floss or a beading tool to apply the beads. Note: Beads will sit on both MC & CC yarn.
Gauge: 18 stitches & 30 rows per 4” (10cm) in unblocked stockinette stitch. Although gauge is not critical, it will affect overall size and yarn requirements.