The Roundabout Shawl by Anna Maliszewski

The Roundabout Shawl

October 2018
Aran Weight yarn
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
410 - 425 yards (375 - 389 m)
One Size
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The “Roundabout Shawl” is the larger, cosier version of my “Roundabout Shawlette,” which not only calls for thicker yarn, but has more increases.

This shawl is lovely in simplicity and has a wonderful I-Cord edging and short lace panel built directly onto the pattern.

If you take care to block the lace edging out after you finish, the edging should resemble “roundabout” road paths.

The lace panel chart is provided on every page for your convenience. Great care has been taken to write out this pattern in detail so even a novice knitter can feel confident knitting this pattern.

Yarn: 425 yds/170g of aran (8 wpi) wool yarn. This pattern used Yarn Bee’s Chloe yarn in the “Bisque” color.
Note: The lace panel will not block out properly if your yarn does not have at least 50% or more wool in it.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) straight or circular needles, plus a darning needle.
Notions: 2 st makers, 150+ Blocking pins, a blocking mat, 1-2 oz of no-rinse wool wash & a towel

Gauge and measurements:
22 sts= 4’’and 34 rows= 4’’ in Garter Stitch
Prior to blocking: 58’’ long and 12’’ at widest point in main body; 2’’ lace panel section
After blocking: 68’’ long and 13.5’’ wide at the widest main body section; 2.5’’ lace panel section

CO= cast on K=knit P=purl St(s)=stitch(es) M=(stitch) marker Sl=slip st k2tog=k 2 sts together Ssk=sl 2 sts each knit-wise, then sl the left needle into the front of those sts and k them together Yo=yarn over BO= bind off RS=right side WS=wrong side S2kp=slip 2 sts knit-wise, k1, pass the 2 sl sts over

Pattern Notes: the largest sized lace pattern chart and helpful progress charts can be found on the last page. The increase/decreasing shaping is always done on the RS of the work after the lace panel st marker. You’ll find yellow boxes marking those shaping rows. However, note that there will always be yarn-over holes on the RS of the work! Some yarn-overs are decorative (“sl m, yo, k2tog/ssk”) and some function as part of the increases/decreases. The 3 sl sts at the end of the RS of the work is your “I-Cord edging.”