This Way and That by Jennifer Weissman

This Way and That

August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
670 yards (613 m)
68"/173 cm wide x 18"/46 cm deep
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Simple, lively textures give this crescent-shaped wrap modern appeal.

This Way and That is knitted in worsted-weight yarn from the top down. The body of the shawl is stockinette stitch, and the border features three bands of diagonal ribbing, tilting playfully back and forth. The reverse side of the border is beautiful, too, as shown in the final photograph.

After the first few rows, the knitting is quite intuitive, making this a relaxing, beginner-friendly project with eye-catching results.

Fully written instructions are provided, along with a schematic, a helpful diagram and three optional charts.

Blocked Dimensions

68”/173 cm wide x 18”/46 cm deep

Yarn requirements

Approximately 670 yds/613 m solid or semi-solid worsted-weight yarn


US size 6/4 mm circular needle (or size necessary to achieve gauge), preferably at least 40”/102 cm in length
3 stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Pins for blocking


This Way and That is knitted from the top down. Two options are provided for the cast-on, a garter-stitch tab and and an ordinary cast-on. Stitches are regularly added both at the edges and spaced across the row. This construction produces a lovely top edge and a slightly deeper crescent shape.

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