Blue Sky Shawl

This is a two-color, top-down shawl with an attached lace border. This shawl could accommodate a solid, tonal, or gradient yarn, paired with a skein of variegated yarn or a self-striping skein of yarn.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 56” wide x 14.5” deep (relaxed)

Gauge: 13 sts and 16 rows = 2” in St st unblocked

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Tumbleweed Yarn Marfa Fingering Weight (75% merino, 25% nylon; 465 yards [425 meters]/100 grams): Cobalt (MC, 1 skein);

Lace Weight Yarn Inner Yarn Zen Simply Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 460 yards [421 meters]/100 grams): Don Cherry (CC, 1 skein)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) straight or 32” [80 cm] circular or straight needles

Notions: Stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Rt (right twist): Knit two sts together, leave the 2 sts on the LN, insert the RN between the two sts and knit into the first st again, slip both sts off the LN.

Pattern Notes

This is a top-down crescent shawl. Stitches are increased on both sides, 6 stitches every other row, using the backwards loop cast on method.

The sample was worked using a Main Color (MC) and Contrasting Color (CC).

The shawl is constructed by 6 alternating (MC, CC) sections followed by a lace border that is attached to the body of the shawl by working perpendicular to the body of the shawl. Each section contains 16 rows makings a total of 96 rows for the entire body, followed by the 8 row attached border that is repeated 75 times.

The stitch counts can be found at the end of each line of the written instructions and in the left yellow columns on the charts

I did not use any stitch markers. The pattern is memorable and becomes intuitive. Should you wish to use markers after each repeat, you will need as many as 28 stitch markers at the shawl’s widest point.) A tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Pattern

Body

With MC, Co 8 sts.

Knit one row.

Section 1 (with MC)

Row 1: (K1, m1) 3 times, k2, (m1, k1) 3 times. (14 sts)
Row 2: K6, p2, k6.
Row 3: (K1, m1) 3 times, k1, p2, rt, p2, k1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (20 sts)
Row 4: K5, (p2, k2) twice, p2, k5.
Row 5: (K1, m1] 3 times, (p2, k2) 3 times, p2, (m1, k1) 3 times. (26 sts)
Row 6: K4, (p2, k2) 4 times, p2, k4.
Row 7: (K1, m1) 3 times, p1, (rt, p2) 4 times, rt, p1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (32 sts)
Row 8: K3, (p2, k2) 6 times, p2, k3.
Row 9: (K1, m1) 3 times, (k2, p2) 6 times, k2, (m1, k1) 3 times. (38 sts)
Row 10: K3, p1, (k2, p2) 7 times, k2, p1, k3.
Row 11: (K1, m1) 3 times, k1, (p2, rt) 7 times, p2, k1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (44 sts)
Row 12: K5, (p2, k2) 8 times, p2, k5.
Row 13: (K1, m1) 3 times, (p2, k2) 9 times, p2, (m1, k1) 3 times. (50 sts)
Row 14: K4, (p2, k2) 10 times, p2, k4.
Row 15: (K1, m1) 3 times, p1, (rt, p2) 10 times, rt, p1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (56 sts)
Row 16: K3, (p2, k2) 12 times, p2, k3.

Section 2 (with CC)

Row 17: (K1, m1) 3 times, k to last 3 sts, (m1, k1) 3 times. (62 sts)
Row 18: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 19-32: Rep Rows 17-18, 7 more times for a total of 16 rows in the section. (104 sts)

Section 3 (with MC)

Row 33: (K1, m1) 3 times, k98, (m1, k1) 3 times. (110 sts)
Row 34: K3, p1, (k2, p2) 25 times, k2, p1, k3.
Row 35: (K1, m1) 3 times, k1, p2, (rt, p2) 25 times, (m1, k1) 3 times. (116 sts)
Row 36: K3, (k2, p2) 27 times, k5.
Row 37: (K1, m1) 3 times, p2, (k2, p2) 27 times, (m1, k1) 3 times. (122 sts)
Row 38: K2, (k2, p2) 29 times, k4.
Row 39: (K1, m1) 3 times, p1, (rt, p2) 28 times, p1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (128 sts)
Row 40: K3, p1, k1, (k2, p2) 30 times, k3.
Row 41: (K1, m1) 3 times, (k2, p2) 30 times, k2, (m1, k1) 3 times. (134 sts)
Row 42: K3, p2, (k2, p2) 31 times, k2, p1, k3.
Row 43: (K1, m1) 3 times, p2, (rt, p2) 31 times, p2, k1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (140 sts)
Row 44: K3, (k2, p2) 33 times, k5.
Row 45: (K1, m1) 3 times, p2, (k2, p2) 33 times, (m1, k1) 3 times. (146 sts)
Row 46: K3, p1, (k2, p2) 35 times, k4.
Row 47: (K1, m1) 3 times, p1, (rt, p2) 34 times, rt, p1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (152 sts)
Row 48: K1, (k2, p2) 37 times, k3.

Section 4 (with CC)

Row 49: [K1, m]x3, knit until 3 stitches remain, [m, k1]x3. (62 sts)
Row 50: K3, purl until 3 stitches remain, k3.

Rows 51-64: Rep Rows 49-50, 7 more times for a total of 16 rows in the section. (200 sts)

Section 5 (with MC)

Row 65: (K1, m1) 3 times, k192, (m1, k1) 3 times. (206 sts)
Row 66: K3, p1, (k2, p2) 49 times, k2, p1, k3.
Row 67: (K1, m1) 3 times, k1, p2, (rt, p2) 49 times, (m1, k1) 3 times. (212 sts)
Row 68: K3, (k2, p2) 51 times, k5.
Row 69: (K1, m1) 3 times, p2, (k2, p2) 51 times, (m1, k1) 3 times. (218 sts)
Row 70: K2, (k2, p2) 53 times, k4.
Row 71: (K1, m1) 3 times, p1, (rt, p2) 52 times, p1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (224 sts)
Row 72: K3, p1, k1, (k2, p2) 54 times, k3.
Row 73: (K1, m1) 3 times, (k2, p2) 54 times, k2, (m1, k1) 3 times. (230 sts)
Row 74: K3, p2, (k2, p2) 55 times, k2, p1, k3.
Row 75: (K1, m1) 3 times, p2, (rt, p2) 55 times, p2, k1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (236 sts)
Row 76: K3, (k2, p2) 57 times, k5.
Row 77: (K1, m1) 3 times, p2, (k2, p2) 57 times, (m1, k1) 3 times. (242 sts)
Row 78: K3, p1, (k2, p2) 59 times, k4.
Row 79: (K1, m1) 3 times, p1, (rt, p2) 58 times, rt, p1, (m1, k1) 3 times. (248 sts)
Row 80: K1, (k2, p2) 61 times, k3.

SECTION 6: CC (Rows 81-96)

Row 81: (K1, m1) 3 times, k to last 3 sts, (m1, k1) 3 times. (254 sts)
Row 82: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 83-96: Rep Rows 81-82, 7 more times for a total of 16 rows in the section. (296 sts)

Border (with MC)

The lace border of the shawl is attached perpendicular to the body of the shawl. It will be attached using the P2tog on the WS row. The stitch counts can be found at the end of each row.

Set-up Row 1: (K1, m1) 3 times, k72, m1, k73, m1, k73, m1, k72, (m1, k1) 3 times. (305 sts)

DO NOT TURN. CO 13 sts using backwards loop method. Turn.

Set-up Row 2: K12, p2tog, using one body stitch to start attaching the border to the body.

Row 1: Sl 1, p1, k2, p1, k8. (13 sts)
Row 2: K2, o twice, k2tog, k3, yo, k2, p2, k1, p2tog. (15 sts)
Row 3: Sl 1, p1, rt, p1 k7, p1, k2. (15 sts)
Row 4: K9, yo, k2, p2, k1, p2tog. (16 sts)
Row 5: Sl 1, p1, k2, p1, k11. (16 sts)
Row 6: K2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k4, yo, k2, p2, k1, p2tog. (19 sts)
Row 7: Sl 1, p1, rt, p1, k8, (p1, k2) twice. (19 sts)
Row 8: K8, BO 6, k1, p2, k1, p2tog. (13 sts)

Rep Rows 1-8, 75 more times for a total of 76 times for total of 608 rows.

Finishing

Knit one row.

BO 13.

Weave in all ends. Block.yarn ball

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Comments
  • Love the pattern using different stitches along with the different colors.

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