The Roundabout Shawlette by Anna Maliszewski

The Roundabout Shawlette

November 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
360 - 375 yards (329 - 343 m)
One size
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A “shawlette” is a smaller-scale shawl that resembles a scarf. This shawette is quick and easy, with a clean I-cord edge and pretty lace border that is conveniently knit on one side of the shawl.

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

Skill: intermediate

Yarn: Less than 375yds or 150g of sport weight wool yarn.
Note: Solid or tonal colorways will look best. For blocking purposes, use a blend with real fibers. Pattern seen using Knitpicks’ Hawthorn Sport Multi Yarn in “Arbor Lodge” and “The Pearl.”
Needles: US 6 (4 mm) straight or circular needles and 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:
Garter stitches: 20 sts= 4’’ 39 rows= 4’’
Prior to blocking: 53.5’’ long and 7.25’’ at widest point
After blocking: 78’’ long and 8’’ wide at the widest main body section; Roundabout lace edging width: 2.25’’ wide

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

Pattern Notes: The written and charted out lace pattern can be found at the end of the pattern, along with knifty progress charts. In sections 1 & 3, one st is increased/decreased on rows 1 & 7 to shape the shawlette. This is always down on the RS of the work, on the RS of the garter panel section. The rest of the yarn overs are for decorative eyelet purposes. See “yarn over” info box on pg 2. The 3 slipped sts on odd rows are the I-cord edging.