Sow a Little Seed Shawl by Em Lyn Knits

Sow a Little Seed Shawl

January 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
0.75 mm
1200 - 1225 yards (1097 - 1120 m)
One Size
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With its botanical theme and colorful, glass seed beads scattered throughout, this sampler shawl flourishes with touches of whimsy and sparkle. Beginning with a decorative leaf border, this oversized piece moves through a stunning rainbow gradient and then back again with symbols of natural beauty and growth.

The pattern features Expression Fiber Arts Luster Superwash Merino Tencel Sport (Dried Herb Hues Kit), which includes seven 50g skeins (175 yds each) or approx. 1,225 yds. Any other sport weight yarn in colors of your choice can be substituted and is appropriate for this project.

This shawl is knitted in two halves, which are then seamed together using the Kitchener stitch. Instructions for this technique are included at the end of the pattern. You’ll begin by working a decorative leaf border, and then the border is turned so that stitches can be picked up along its longer, flat edge. You’ll then work one half of the length of the shawl before repeating these steps for the second half.

Throughout the design, there are a number of areas that include beading. While this pattern can be made without beads, I encourage you to add them for full impact. Don’t worry if you haven’t beaded before. I’ll walk you through it.