Straight and Arrow Shawl by Jem Arrowsmith

Straight and Arrow Shawl

Knitting
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
850 - 880 yards (777 - 805 m)
84” (215cm) wingspan and 19” (48cm) depth
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The Straight and Arrow is a long crescent shawl worked from the top down.

To achieve vertical stripes like this, most shawls are worked sideways or use stranded colourwork. But in this case, vertical stripes are created through the use of slipped stitches. Only one strand of yarn is used on each row, and the technique creates a doubled fabric—perfectly squishy and cosy. The vertical stripes then transition to a horizontally striped chevron border that is light and airy.

Two skeins of 4-ply (fingering) yarn in two colours make this shawl large and luxurious. Choose two solids or a solid and a variegated.

Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, slipped stitches, increases, decreases, colourwork

Sizes – One size

Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 84” (215cm) wingspan and 19” (48cm) depth

Materials

• Yarn A - 3.5 oz / 100g, 440yd / 400m 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, 100% Superwash Merino, in the Alaskan Sky colour (1 skein)
• Yarn B - 3.5 oz / 100g, 440yd / 400m 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree, 100% Superwash Merino, in the Birthday Cake colour (1 skein)
• US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
• 1 tapestry needle for weaving in the ends
• Pins for blocking