Aalten by Martha Wissing


February 2024
DK (11 wpi) ?
One Size
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The generous Aalten shawl can be wrapped once or multiple times around the neck. The pattern features modular knitting: it is worked square by square, which are connected as you go.

One Size

Circumference: 60” / 150 cm.
Width (Incl. Edging): 10” / 25 cm.

Yarn: Lore by The Fibre Co. (100% lambswool, 273 yds / 250 m – 100 g).

MC: 2 skeins of colourway Stable.
CC: 1 skein of colourway Eager.

Or approx. 540 yds / 494 m of DK-weight yarn (in MC) and 170 yds / 155 m of (in CC) or any yarn you obtain gauge with.

Alternative yarn suggestions are for example Rosa Pomar Brusca and John Arbon Textiles Appledore.

Needles: US 6 / 4 mm 40” / 100 cm circular needles or straight needles. An extra US 6 / 4 mm needle for the 3-Needle BO.

Notions: Stitch holder, stitch marker, removable locking stitch markers, waste yarn for the Provisional CO.

20 sts x 40 rows to 4” / 10 cm on US 6 / 4 mm needles in Garter St, after blocking.

This cowl is a modular knit, meaning all sections are connected as you go.It begins with a Provisional Cast-On and half a section of Garter Stitch. The next four mitered squares are worked in the order and direction as shown on the diagram. After completing the four squares, stitches are picked up and a ​full section (32 ridges) of Garter Stitch is knitted. The four mitered squares and the Garter Stitch sections are repeated three more times (the last Garter Stitch section is a half section) for the length of the cowl. The ends are joined with a 3-Needle Bind-Off. Stitches are picked up along the top edge of the cowl and joined to work in the round. A Reverse Stockinette Stitch edge is worked in the CC to both the top and the bottom edge.