Courser Shawl by Jennifer Dassau

Courser Shawl

by Jennifer Dassau
November 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Broken Rib
US 8 - 5.0 mm
630 - 1050 yards (576 - 960 m)
60” wingspan and 28” depth, customizable to any size
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Five textured stitch patterns combine in a completely reversible classic triangle shawl worked in soft and cozy worsted weight yarn, ideal for cooler temperatures. Repeating bands of broken rib alternate with welted slipstitch and reverse broken rib, adding a strong vertical element to the horizontal textures. Elongated slipstitch creates weight and dimension at the bottom edging, while the garter stitch spine and selvedges provide a linear framing structure. Wear it with either side showing; the reversible stitch patterns look great on both. Customize your shawl by mixing and matching any of the stitch patterns, to use any amount of yarn. Both variegated and semi-solid yarns are perfect choices for showing off the textures; completely reversible, the right side displays a rib-based fabric broken by bands of seed texture, while the reverse side shows a more nubby and rustic overall fabric, with a high-relief, welted bottom edging.

Techniques & Skills Used: garter tab CO, knit/purl, slipped stitches, increasing; stitch patterns are both written and charted.

Size: 60” wingspan and 28” depth, customizable to any size.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% superwash merino wool; 210 yards/ 192m/100g), shown in Tranquilo; 3 skeins, or approximately 630 yards of worsted weight wool yarn.

Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (4); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 28 rows/4” in Broken Rib, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
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