Daisy Stitch Shawl

Do more with your stitches by changing up the way they face. The cast-on is actually in the center of the shawl, and each subsequent section, including the garter stitch border, is picked up and knit from elsewhere. Featuring the easy-to-learn daisy stitch, this shawl is perfect with either subtle color variations or with contrasting colors.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size:  20” x 58” including borders, after blocking

Gauge: Approximately 22 sts and 23 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern stitch after blocking 

Materials

Yarn:

Medium Weight Yarn Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Worsted (100% wool; 245 yards [224 meters]/100 grams):  #207W Alpine Violet (A, 1 skein), #308F Sunburst Gold (B, 1 skein), #N91W Aran (C, 1 skein)
Needles: US size 8 (5.0 mm) needles; Piece is knit flat but it’s suggested to use a circular knitting needle to accommodate the large number of stitches on the border
Notions: 4 large stitch holders, tapestry needle 

Special Stitches

Daisy St: K3tog but do not push sts off left-hand needle, p3tog through same 3 sts and do not push them off left hand-needle, k3tog through same 3 sts and complete the st by pushing them off the left-hand needle.

Pattern Note

If you want to use a provisional cast-on at the start of the shawl you may; if you don’t care for that technique, use a regular cast-on and pick up and knit the second section.

Pattern

Center Section, First Half

With A, cast on 65 sts. See Note.
Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl in the same color as the previous row.
Row 2 (RS): K1, *daisy st, k1. Rep from * to end.
Row 3: Change to next color in sequence after every subsequent WS row.
Change to B.
Row 4: K3, daisy st, *k1, daisy st. Rep from * across until 3 sts remain, k3.
Rep Rows 2-5 for pattern until work measures 8”, ending with a WS row. Do not bind off, set stitches aside on large stitch holder or piece of waste yarn.

Second Half

With A and RS facing, pick up and knit 65 sts on opposite side of cast-on row OR pull provisional cast-on and place those stitches on the knitting needle.
Rep all instructions for First Half.

Side Panel, First Side

With A and RS facing, pick up and knit 85 sts along one side of completed Center Section.
Rep all instructions for First Half of Center Section, until section measures 21” from pick-up, ending with a WS row. Do not bind off, set stitches aside on large stitch holder or piece of waste yarn.

Second Side

Rep all instructions for First Side.

Long Side Borders (Work on Both Long Sides)

Row 1: With A and RS facing, pick up and knit from edge to beginning of center section at the rate of 3 sts per every 4 rows; count doesn’t matter as long as the border will lay flat (model shown had 82 sts in this section). *K2, k2tog. Rep from * across to end of live sts, k1; pick up and knit to end at the same rate as the first set of pick-ups you made. Remember exact count isn’t important, model shown had 213 sts.
Knit 9 more rows for garter st border; bind off.

Short Side Borders (Work on Both Short Sides)

Row 1: With A, pick up and k 7 sts across garter st border. *K2, k2tog. Rep from * across to end of live sts, k1; pick up and k 7 sts across garter st border. (77 sts – remember if you have one more or less it’s fine!)
Knit 9 more rows for garter st border; bind off.

Finishing

Wet block to measurements shown.
Weave in all ends. yarn ball

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