Shawl #1 by Melissa Leapman

Shawl #1

by Melissa Leapman
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
900 yards (823 m)
Finished size: approximately 52" wide Q 23" deep, blocked
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My newest book, KNITTING MODULAR, is all about combining simple wedges to create beautiful shawls. Using a plug and play concept, knitters can mix and match gazillions of design elements to create truly one-of-a-kind masterpieces!

Of course, it always helps to see a few examples when learning a new technique, so I’ve created 20 sample shawls to show you exactly how easy and fun it is to create your own beautiful shawl patterns using my “modular” shawl construction method. Each recipe consists of seven steps showing which components were combined to create the shawl. Have fun with these, and then create your own gorgeous shawls by coming up with your own recipes!

I look forward to seeing your finished projects here on Ravelry!

Shawl #1 is worked from the top down, beginning with a stockinette tab; the shape is formed by increasing 4 stitches every 2 rows: 2 stitches just inside the outside borders, plus 2 stitches on either side of the center “spine” stitch. Although both right-side and wrong-side rows are shown on the charts, if you’d like to think of the wrong-side rows as “rest rows,” imagine them like this: “Purl across.”

Shawl #1 Recipe:

Step 1 (Silhouette): Two triangles

Step 2 (Stitch Patterns)

  • Simple 4
  • Wedge 82

Step 3 (Background Texture): Stockinette Stitch

Step 4 (Edging): Side Edging 1

Step 5 (Cast On): Provisional with Garter Tab

Step 6 (Border): Lower Border 166

Step 7 (Bind Off): Super-Stretchy Bind Off

Yarn: Malabrigo’s Mora in Indiecita
Needle Size: US 4 (3.5 mm)