Shabby Chic by Lindsay Lewchuk

Shabby Chic

by Lindsay Lewchuk
May 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
215 - 220 yards (197 - 201 m)
11”/ 28cm wide by 40”/ 102cm long.
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Knit your fondest vacation memories with your favorite travel yarn into a funky Shabby Chic summer cowl. The feminine and eclectic stitch combination creates a wow FO from just a handful of common techniques. Celebrate the beauty of your stitches as you weave the end knot through the slits for a style uniquely you while your mind wanders back through sweet dreams of times past.

The tech edited and test knit easy level pattern is fully written and fully charted with a how-to bind off and cast on tutorial available on the Knit Eco Chic blog.

Finished Measurements:
11”/ 28cm wide by 40”/ 102cm long.

220yds/ 201m sport weight eco yarn
      Sample shown in Debbie Bliss Eco Prints 56008 Blossom.
      Single skein info: 100% organic fair trade cotton; 136yds/ 124m per 50g/ 1.76oz
US 6/ 4mm needles
1 Stitch marker
Yarn needle

22 sts and 28 rows over 4”/ 10cm. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.

Special Notes:
• Shabby Chic is worked from the widest end to the smallest in order to provide natural reinforcement for the yarn overs with the decrease stitches on either side.

A bit about Shabby Chic style from the Internet:
~The term shabby chic means dressing in vintage-inspired, often layered clothing that evokes a feminine feeling. The antithesis of modern fashion, shabby chic clothing is pastel in color, such as antique rose, lavender, white, gray, butter and pale blue. It’s also loose fitting on the body.
~An eclectic style that mixes antique furniture with pastel colours, lace and feminine florals, shabby chic is often also referred to as country chic or vintage chic. If you love this soft and dreamy style, you’re in luck, because shabby chic design and vintage home decor is easy and inexpensive to achieve.
~The style dismisses pedigree in favor of character and celebrates the beauty of everyday objects. It’s important to note that shabby doesn’t mean grubby; instead, the look suggests storied, careworn elegance.