Asymmetrical Shawl

This asymmetrical shawl is great for highlighting yarns with slow gradient colorways. The stitches transition subtly from a garter stitch to a lacy slip stitch garter and make for a wonderfully textured accessory and statement piece.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 68” wide and 16” deep

Gauge: 24 sts and 40 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Wolle’s Yarn Creation (100% cotton; 480 yards [439 meters]/100 grams): Purple Fern IV (1 skein)
Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) circular (24”) needles
Notions: Tapestry needles

Abbreviations

M1r: Make one right
M1l: Make one left
Wyib: With yarn in back
Wyif: With yarn in front

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from end to end in rows.

Pattern

Section 1: Garter Stitch, increase every other row

CO 2.
Row 1: K1, M1R, k1. (3 sts)
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K1, M1R, knit to end. (1 st inc’d)
Row 4: Knit.
Repeat Rows 3-4 6 more times. (10 sts)

Section 2: Garter Stitch, increase every 4th row

Row 5: K1, M1R, knit to end. (1 st inc’d)
Rows 6-8: Knit.
Repeat Rows 5-8 63 more times. (74 sts)

Section 3: Slip Stitch Garter, increase every 4th row

Row 9: K1, M1R, *sl wyib, k1; rep from * to last st, k1 (1 st inc’d). (75 sts)
Rows 10-12: K1, *k1, sl wyif; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 11: K2, *sl wyib, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 13: K1, M1R, *sl wyib, k1; rep from * to end (1 st inc’d). (76 sts)
Rows 14-16: *K1, sl wyif; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 15: K2, *sl wyib, k1; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rows 9-16 54 more times. (130 sts)

Section 4: Slip Stitch Lace Garter, increase every 4th row

Row 17: K1, M1R, *sl wyib, k1; rep from * to last st, k1 (1 st inc’d). (131)
Rows 18-20: K1, *k1, sl wyif; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 19: K2, *sl wyib, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 21: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Row 22: Purl.
Row 23: K1, M1R, *sl wyib, k1; rep from * to end (1 st inc’d). (132 sts)
Rows 24-26: *K1, sl wyif; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 25: K2, *sl wyib, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 27: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 28: Purl.
Repeat Rows 17-22 once more. (133 sts)

Lacy Crochet Bind Off

With a crochet hook in your right hand *slip first 2 sts to crochet hook, wrap the working yarn around the crochet hook, pull the yarn through the stitches on the hook, forming one stitch on the crochet hook, (wrap the working yarn around the crochet hook, pull it through the one stitch already on the hook)x3; rep from * until 1 stitch remains on left needle, slip the stitch on the crochet hook, wrap the working yarn around the crochet hook, pull the yarn through the stitches on the hook. Break yarn and pull through remaining stitch.

Finishing

Wash and block using blocking wires to get straight edges. Weave in ends and trim. yarn ball

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