ola shawl by Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre

ola shawl

December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
437 - 656 yards (400 - 600 m)
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Ola shawl is part of the Basic collection.
This small collection has been devised for those who have just started knitting and want to embark upon a shawl knitting adventure, without fear.
If you are a beginner knitter, I recommend that you knit the patterns in their order of appearance in this e-book, which starts with the simplest shawl I have designed -the Ola Shawl- and ends up with a half-moon shawl that features lacework and pattern repeats. Once you finish knitting through this collection, you will not only be the proud owner of 4 beautiful shawls, but you will also have greatly increased your knitting knowledge and skills. Most importantly, I hope that by the end of it, you would have lost the fear to knit patterns more complex than hats and scarves.
For knitting any of the shawls in this collection all you require is very basic knitting knowledge, and the finished piece can be spectacular with just a great choice of yarn.
If you, on the other hand, are a more experienced knitter, this is collection is also perfect to enjoy knitting it in your sofa, without much thinking… Just for the pleasure of knitting!

Ola is a basic level shawl, for which you will only need to know how to make knit stitches. You may even knit it with straight knitting needles, so you do not need to know how to use circular needles. You only need to know how to knit, and make simple increases and decreases.
Ola means wave in Spanish, and the inspiration behind the name comes from the shape the shawl takes as you knit it, resembling a wave in a storm.
Choose a beautiful yarn to knit it and enjoy the pattern. You will knit it many times, I’m sure.

To knit this shawl you should know how to knit, knit on the front and back of the same stitch, and knit stitches together.

As a reference, you will need at least 400 m of yarn suitable for 5 mm needles; 5.5 mm needles (or the needle size you prefer for the yarn weight you choose); one stitch marker to indicate the centre spine.
The pattern is adaptable to any size and any yarn weight, as you can choose to make it as big as you want by adding repetitions of the main pattern