Waterloo Shawl by Leedra Scott

Waterloo Shawl

February 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
950 - 1000 yards (869 - 914 m)
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As always in my pattern designs, I hope to introduce the knitter to a new technique with instructions clear enough for the person using the technique for the first time. This time that technique is the slipped stitch sections of the shawl. There are no charts, as there is no lace in this pattern.

This shawl begins at the bottom and after the slipped stitch design is completed the decrease section is worked.

Because I like seed stitch edges for my shawls I designed a way to keep the edge going around the neck and bind off in a unique way. This bind off ends with just a few stitches grafted together using the kitchener stitch, it is called Leedra’s Edge and Bind Off.

Before Blocking Measurements:
Center back / 25” to 30”
Bottom edge, end to end / 95” to 100”

Sport weight yarn in 2 colors
β€’ 675 - 725 yards for main color
β€’ 275 - 325 yards for secondary

Needles Used:
β€’ US 9 (5.5mm) circular minimum length 32” (80cm)
β€’ US 8 (5.0mm) – for neck completion

β€’ Stitch markers
β€’ Darning needle

β€’ 2 inches = Approximately 9 stitches and 13 rows
Producing the desired fabric is more important than obtaining
an exact gauge. Adjust yardage accordingly.

Techniques Used:
β€’ Slipped stitches
β€’ Basic stitches – stitches used are knit, purl, yo, k2tog, ssk, tbl.

Additional Pattern Details:
β€’ Detailed row by row written instructions in a professionally designed layout
β€’ Tested and edited
β€’ Easy-to-read font
β€’ File size: 626 KB
β€’4 pages, full color

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