Dovah Shawl by Kelly McClure

Dovah Shawl

August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter st on 4 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
883 - 1000 yards (807 - 914 m)
one size
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V2 is now available!

A reversible shawl with just the right amount of brioche stitch? Yes, please! This shawl is a great chance to combine a few colours - I like using a variegated or speckled yarn along with solid colours.

This design uses a combination of breezy garter stitch, a playful drop stitch and a meditative brioche stitch. Some experience with brioche knitting is suggested, but not necessary. The spiky border is fun to knit and easy to memorize. It inspired the name: Dovah, meaning “dragon”.

This shawl is knit from the center of the neck outwards with a fingering weight yarn. The triangle trim is knitted-on, so there is no binding off! This shawl has one size and no visible seams.

Skill Level

Skills knit, purl, drop stitch, two-colour brioche knitting, knit-on edge

Sizes one size (adjustable)

Finished Measurements
• approx 122 cm (48”) wide and 36 cm (14”) deep lying flat after blocking (in a curved shape)

• not crucial
• approx 20 sts and 45 rows = 10 cm in garter stitch on 4 mm after blocking
• approx 26 sts = 10 cm in St st on 2.75 mm as given on ball band

Yarn fingering superwash merino wool, single-ply

Suggested Brand
• 3 skeins Malabrigo Mechita (see Note below)
• 100% superwash merino wool
• 385 m (420 yds) per 100 g
• shown in colours 669 Carnival (MC/speckle), 412 Teal Feather (CC1/teal) and Dried Orange (CC2/orange)

Note: MC uses approx 90 g (346 m/378 yds); CC1 and CC2 each uses approx 50 g (193 m/210 yds) for the brioche sections; the spiky border uses approx 15-20 g (78 m/ 85 yds)

• 4 mm 80 cm (US 6 32”) circs
or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials
• tapestry needle or teeny crochet hook, locking stitch marker, blocking pins and mats

Errata: Top of page 4, first column:
Next: Rep Garter Ridge Row 1 TWELVE times…” (not eleven).

This change affects your st counts for the rest of the shawl - please download V2 for changes.