Paralleling Shawl by Amanda Kaffka

Paralleling Shawl

July 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in St-st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
575 - 600 yards (526 - 549 m)
one size
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Paralleling Shawl is simple, sophisticated and a delight to knit. Stripes of Stockinette & Reverse Stockinette stitch parallel each other with adjacent garter stitch side panels. The shawl is worked in, what I like to call “Section-Knitting:” Each component is written out in easy-to-follow sectioned directions. This is my new favorite design technique that will keep you engaged throughout the entire project! Paralleling Shawl is worked bottom up, increasing each right side row, working bands of Stockinette & Reverse Stockinette st. The side panels are then picked up and worked in garter st short rows. Finally, the i-cord Bind Off is worked around the entire perimeter of the shawl. Tassels are added for extra movement but are easily left out for a more minimalistic look.

This pattern is also included in the 3-pattern Booklet, Shawls #1. A PDF & Hardcopy combo can be purchased on

Madelinetosh Pashmina (360 yards/329 meters Sport weight) x 2 skeins.
If you substitute yarn, you will need approximately 600 yards/550 meters of a Sport weight or light DK.
Sample in color: Calligraphy.

4.5 mm (US7) 24”/60 cm – 32”/80 cm Circular Needle.
Optional longer needles: 4.5 mm (US7) 32”/80 cm – 40”/100 cm Circular Needles (for side panels and BO).
Optional spare needle: 4.5 mm (US7) (or smaller) 24”/60 cm Circular Needles (for picking up middle panel stitches).

Large Stitch Holder or scrap yarn (long enough to hold 171 sts).
2 Stitch Markers: 2 different colors (Marker A & Marker B).
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends.

GAUGE - unblocked
20 sts x 28 rows = 4”/10 cm.

Top Length: 68”/172.75 cm.
Center Height: 23.5”/59.75 cm.
Side Length: 42”/106.75 cm.