Chain, Chain, Chain by Laura Barker

Chain, Chain, Chain

by Laura Barker
Knitting
December 2019
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
22 X 83", expandable
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This pattern is available for free.

Some have reached out, both publicly and privately, to let me know that you’re a little intimidated by starting your shawl, and that is by far the hardest part. By Row 64, the garter stitch body is established, and you can cruise to the top border. To help, I’ve posted a photo tutorial for the cast-on and set-up in my Ravelry group pages.

Chain, Chain, Chain is an asymmetric garter stitch shawl with two asymmetric, but similar, slip stitch borders from Barbara Walker which are worked simultaneously with the shawl body. The vertical pattern, worked along the right edge, is stockinette. The horizontal pattern, worked along the top edge, is garter stitch. The two borders merge together at a dramatic point. The shawl features a continuous i-cord selvage that begins with the cast-on, travels up each side, and finally, is worked as the bind-off. The i-cord features a single stitch in the contrast color worked every few rows, adding to the chain appearance. While the yarns I used were my treasures from Maryland Sheep and Wool, “Chain, Chain, Chain” is designed for any two skeins of contrasting sock yarn weighing about 100g each. With additional skeins, the shawl could easily be expanded.