Bodie Island shawl by Kristen Jancuk

Bodie Island shawl

Knitting
December 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in st st in the rnd
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
One size, customizable
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Wacky constructions aren’t usually my thing—I like knowing something is going to work out! But sometimes, an idea gets stuck in your head. I was minding my own business one day when suddenly an unbidden thought arose: could you make a triangle-shaped shawl starting from a square? I tried to forget about it because let’s face it: the only way to be sure was to knit an entire shawl and block it to see if it came out the right shape. But I couldn’t let it go. So I started sketching and swatching and once I was 99% sure the geometry was in my favor, I cast on for Bodie Island. Worked from the center out, it plays with a combination of fingering weight yarn and laceweight mohair, creating various textures with slipped stitches, Fisherman’s rib, and brioche.
Pattern is charted only

Sizes: One size, approx. 60”/152.5 cm wide and 24”/61 cm deep

Yarn: Knot House Yarns Diamond Sock, 55% Merino wool, 25% nylon, 20% mohair, 438 yd/3.5 oz (401 m/100 g): 1skein in Happy Jack (Yarn A)
and Knot House Yarns Mo Debonair, 72% mohair, 28% silk, 459 yd/1.75 oz (420 m/50 g): 1 skein in Maize (Yarn B)
Or approx. 425 yd fingering weight yarn and 350 yd laceweight mohair/silk or suri alpaca/silk blend

Gauge: 20 sts and 40 rnds = 4”/10 cm in Fisherman’s Rib on larger needles with Yarn A, blocked
36 sts and 42 rnds = 4”/10 cm in st st on larger needles with Yarn B, blocked
Exact gauge is not essential, but gauge will impact the finished dimensions of your shawl, its drape, and the amount of yarn used.

Suggested needles: US 5/3.75 mm DPNs or long circular needle for magic loop and 32”+ circular needle
US 4/3.5 mm 32”+ circular needle

Notions:
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder