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Sometimes I design a pattern without a complete plan in mind (gasp!). But soon enough, I've got it figured out and the end result in this case is rather pleasingly organic in its aesthetic and process!
This asymmetrical triangular shawl begins at one corner with some basic increases, decreases, and all Garter stitch. Once the shaping is nicely established (and you've learned the simple increase pattern), it will continue as the columns of teardrop shapes get incorporated.
This is where it gets interesting, IMHO, and some rules will be introduced to guide your knitting!
But "non-rule-followers" never fear! The first 82 rows are fully charted and written out so you can really "learn" the shaping and the rules before you are set free to finish the shawl! If you wish to knit more or fewer rows than I did for my sample, the instructions explain how to proceed.
The finished shawl is a lovely, versatile accessory that drapes wonderfully around your shoulders or neck. You'll finish this project and be so proud of yourself for successfully being a "rule-following" knitter, even if you aren't prone to that in real life!
Finished Blocked Measurements: approx 45" [114.5 cm] across top BO edge, 19 ¾" [50 cm] height.
Yarn Used: KnitPicks Capretta (80% Fine Merino Wool/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon; 1.75 oz/50 g [230 yds/210 m] per ball): 3 balls in #25593 Caviar. NOTE: Sample as shown used up almost all of the yarn.
Pattern Gauge: 20 sts and 38 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Garter stitch, blocked
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A fingering-weight in a soft Merino wool and cashmere blend with a gauge of 7-8 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size US 1-3 [2.25 – 3.25 mm] needles.
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 690 yd [630 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try: If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 6 [4 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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