The Dummy Clap Shawl
NOTE: please, please, please, please read the pattern through. I can’t stress enough that the pattern does NOT do the laddering until the last/bind-off row! Please do not email complaints insisting that there is a typo. 50 inches of stockinette really means to do 50 inches of stockinette first. Please watch the video first if you have any questions on that last row.
I have just updated this pattern 1/21/15 with a revised pattern edition AND video tutorial! Lucky ducks…it’s still free.
Watch the NEW video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKV_0W-CZHo
ABOUT THE PATTERN
This pattern was originally inspired by the infamous “Clapotis” shawl that has diagonal laddering of dropped stitches. It’s a fabulous pattern, but is a little instructionally-intimidating, so in 2008 I came up with a mock-up pattern with a similar effect. The laddering doesn’t slant on a diagonal, but this pattern has minimal instructions with a close-to-same look with instructions so easy you can practically knit it hanging from a tree upside-down while munching on pizza in the dark. If that’s your thing.
BO3=bind off 3 sts
CO1=cast on 1 st
PSSO=pass 2nd st over
RS=right side of work
Stockinette stitch: Knit across on the right side, purl across the wrong side of work.
Pattern published 2008-2015