Pike Place Shawl by Bloom & Create // Emma Janet

Pike Place Shawl

Knitting
September 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in garter st worked flat
US 5 - 3.75 mm
720 - 800 yards (658 - 732 m)
One size
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Simple, striking, and meditative.

The Pike Place Shawl is inspired by Explorer Knits and Fiber’s iconic and show stopping bright red Pike Place colorway! This shawl is designed to be simple and easy to knit and wear. I’ve also added a two color option to help you use up those two special sock skeins in your stash.

Please share your works in progress and finished shawls with the hashtags #PikePlaceShawl and #BloomCreateDesigns. If you have any questions during the knitting process, please send me an email at hello.bloom.create@gmail.com.


The Pike Place shawl begins with an I-cord tab cast on. From there knitters will pick up stitches and begin the alternating texture sections of garter and half twisted rib with increases along the sides. The I-cord is continued along the edge of the shawl for a uniform look. The shawl can be knit in one or two colors (or more if you’d like to be extra creative!).
Given that this is a shawl gauge is not super duper important. Your gauge will impact your total yardage (so keep an eye on how much you have left!). The shawl size is easily customizable - just repeat more or fewer sections.


SUGGESTED NEEDLES
3.75 mm* • US size 5 • Long circular needle (sample used a 60” (150cm) cord)
Or size needed to obtain gauge.

YARN
Fingering Weight
Explorer Knits and Fibers, Denali Sock (80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon), 400yds (365m) / 100g

View A - Single color
Main Color (MC): Pike Place • 720yds (658m) / (180g)

View B - Two colors
Contrast Color 1 (CC1): 400yds (365m) / 100g
Contrast Color 2 (CC2): 400yds (365m) / 100g

NOTIONS
Scissors, 2 stitch markers, darning needle, a needle one size larger for binding off (if you struggle to bind off loosely, consider going up 2 needle sizes from your main needle)

GAUGE (4 x 4”)
26 sts x 42 rows in garter stitch.
Since this is an accessory pattern, fit is not essential. Meeting gauge will help you stay within the yardage requirements. However, this pattern is easily adaptable! So feel free to adjust as needed.

SIZING
One size • total wingspan: 62” (157 cm) • largest depth: 17” (42 cm)