Sunday Market Shawl by Vanessa Carter

Sunday Market Shawl

August 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
gauge is not critical for this project
US 10 - 6.0 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
One size: 65" x 16" after blocking
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This pattern is available for free.

Inspired by the drapey loosely woven shawls sold at the local Sunday market, I designed this scarf/shawl to be worn on cool summer nights, or warm fall days. You can use it as a shoulder wrap over a summer dress, or even over a tee shirt. This yarn is soft, and not too warm, with a lovely sheen from the silk.

Difficulty: This pattern is suitable for a beginner. It requires only the knowledge of cast on, knit, purl, yarn over, and bind off.

Note: If you knit tightly you may want to go up a needle size, it is meant to have nice big loose stitches. I don’t think gauge is important for this piece, however, it is important to keep an eye on how much yarn you have left and leave enough for binding off. Also, avoid substituting very smooth yarns for the Iroha as ladder definition may be lost.