With just one skein of yarn, you can make your own crescent shawlette, just like the one pictured. Pair this pattern with your favorite hand-dyed or variegated yarn for best results.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Adjustable; shawlettes in photos measure 40” across the wingspan and 16” down the spine.
Gauge: 14 sts x 16 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm)
Yarn: Mountain Colors Twizzle (85% merino wool, 15% silk; 250 yards [229 meters]/100 grams): Loganberry (1 ball)
Needles: US size 10 (6.0 mm) circular needles (40”)
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle
Shawlette is knit flat and circular needles are used to hold project as it expands.
Row 1: (RS) K4, p1.
Row 2: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
Row 3: Sl 1, kfb, pm, k1, kfb, p1. (7 sts)
Row 4: Sl 1, p across.
Row 5: Sl 1, kfb twice, yo, sm, k1, yo, kfb twice, p1. (13 sts)
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Row 7: Sl 1, kfb twice, k1, *p1, k1* across to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, k1, *p1, k1* across to last 3 sts, kfb twice, p1 – increase 6 sts. (20 sts)
Row 8: Rep Row 4.
Row 9: Sl 1, kfb twice, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, k to last 3 sts, kfb twice, p1 – increase 6 sts. (26 sts)
Row 10: Rep Row 4.
Rep Rows 7-10 fifteen times, or until shawlette is near desired size, or until you have a length of yarn approximately 15 times longer than the top edge of your shawl remaining, ending after Row 7 or 9.
Row 11: Sl 1, kfb twice, *kfb, k1* to st before marker, kfb, remove marker, *kfb, k1* to last 4 sts, kfb 3 times, p1.
Loosely BO in pattern as (sl 1, k across to last st, p1).
With tapestry needle, weave in ends.
I have made several of this type of shawl recently and mine goes over my shoulders to ward off any draughts and still allows me freedom to continue knitting
wrapped around my shoulders
across my shoulders, over my arms
I don’t really have any place to wear shawls, and I am afraid to get my shawls that I took a long time to make dirty, so I don’t wear shawls. (Unfortunately!)
I wear them like a bandana to give excellent coverage in the collar of my coats, and better show off the patterning.
I tend to wear them as scarves.
With a decorative pin
I love making a bunch of the petite ones that I wrap around and use as scarves. However I also love the larger ones, especially when sitting on my porch during a cool evening.
I made one to wear for a wedding and that was over my shoulders and i made v shaped one as a valance…
Wrappped around my shoulders tied or with a shawl pin
I like to wear my shawl over shoulders.
Around my shoulders with a pretty pin
I wear my shawls either with the point in back or with the point in front, depending on the outfit.
depends on my mood, usually!
I’ve been wearing my shawls fairly traditionally – with a shawl pin holding it in place so I am totally hands-free.
wrapped around my neck
I wear my shawls traditionally with the point in the back.
I wear them around my shoulders and tied in front
I wear mine everywhere. Usually just thrown over my shoulder in place of a sweater.
Mostly with the point or deepest part of the shawl in front.
usually wrapped around my shoulders – but now I want to try some new ideas!!!
Triangular shawls I wear with the point hanging down, sometimes in the front mostly in the back and use a shel pin to keep it in place. When it gets really cold I use a smaller shawl and wrap it around my neck.
My shawls are mostly worn over my shoulders with a shawl pin in front.
I either wear them wrapped bandana style with the point and ends in front, or drape them around my shoulders.
I like to wear my shawls the traditional way with the points in front.
I like to wear shawls over my shoulders with the pointy part in back
In public, usually a scarves with point in front or off center if triangular. At work or home, multiple ways including the traditional.
Triangular.. Point in front ends hanging down. Circular, about 1/4 folded over to create a shawl collar, crescent it depends on the length and depth.
mostly I wear shawls the traditional way, covering back and shoulders, open in front. A few I have worn as scarves, or layered over a coat or jacket.
Depends on the weather. If I’m indoors around my shoulders snuggling up. If going out around my neck like a scarf. I have one I display over my sweater.
Sadly, I don’t wear shawls at all, nor even cowls very often. I’m an older guy who isn’t trendy enough for that. I like my scarves, but I have to choose the yarn carefully because I am trendy enough to have a day’s or a week’s scruff that can be awfully tough on loosely plied yarns. Sigh, such is the burden of manhood in the 21st century.