Flipping Your Fins Shawl

This is a bottom up crescent shawl that was inspired by the arrival of June. The vibrant tonal coloring of this hand-dyed yarn from the swatch reminds us of the many blues and greens one appreciates while watching the waves in the summer evenings. The size and shape of the shawl lends itself to be worn either traditionally or draped in a number of ways around the neck.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 44” x 16” (blocked and unpinned)

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st using smaller needles

Materials

Yarn:

Super fine weight yarn The SheepyShire Staple Sock (75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 460 yards [421 meters]/100 grams): Just Keep Swimming, 1 skein.

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm): 32-40” circular; US size 5 (3.75 mm): 32-40” circular.

Notions:  Tapestry needle; 13 stitch markers (optional)

Abbreviations

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

CO = cast on

BO = bind off

Pm = place markersm = slip marker

sm = slip marker

st(s) = stitch(es)

sl = slip

k = knit

p = purl

k2tog = knit two stitches together

ssk = slip 2 sts as if to knit, then knit the 2 sts together through the back loops

p2tog = purl two stitches together

yo = yarn over

ssp = slip 2 sts as if to knit, then purl the 2 sts together through the back loops

sk2p = sl1, k2tog, psso k2tog stitch.

s2kp = ssk, pass the next st over the ssk st.

k3tog = knit 3 sts together

sssk = slip 3 sts as if to knit, then knit the 3 sts together through the back loops

k4tog = knit 4 sts together

ssssk = slip 4 sts as if to knit, then knit the 4sts together through the back loops

Pattern Notes

This is a bottom-up crescent shawl.

The stitch counts can be found at the end of each row in the written instructions. There are set decrease rows, as well as rows that decrease due to the stitch pattern and then regain all the stitches back on the following row.

The chart repeats are boxed in red. The gray shaded squares are where there are no stitches.

Right Side (RS) is odd numbered rows of the chart is read from right-to-left.

Wrong Side (WS) even numbered rows of the chart is read from left-to-right.

Pattern

With larger needles and using long-tail cast-on method, CO 323.

Change to smaller needles.

Set-up Row 1: Knit all sts.

Row 1 (RS): K3, pm, k2, pm, (k30, pm) 10 times, pm, k15, pm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 2 (WS): K3, sm, k1, p1, k5, p3, k5, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k5, p3, k5, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 3: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p5, k3tog, yo, p5, k1, p4, dd, yo, p1, yo, dd, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p5, k3tog, yo, p5, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 292 sts.

Row 4: K3, sm, k1, p1, k5, p1, yo, p1, k5, sm, (p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k5, p1, yo, p1, k5, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 5: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p5, k3, p5, k1, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, sm] 10 times, p5, k3, p5, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 6: K3, sm, k1, p1, k5, p3, k5, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k5, p3, k5, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 7: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p5, yo, sssk, p5, k1, p4, dd, yo, p1, yo, dd, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p5, yo, sssk, p5, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 292 sts.

Row 8: K3, sm, k1, p1, k5, p1, yo, p1, k5, sm, [p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k5, p1, yo, p1, k5, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 9: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p5, k3, p5, k1, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, sm] 10 times, p5, k3, p5, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 10: K3, sm, k1, p1, k5, p3, k5, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k5, p3, k5, sm] 10 times, sm, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 11: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p5, k3tog, yo, p5, k1, p4, dd, yo, p1, yo, dd, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p5, k3tog, yo, p5, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 292 sts.

Row 12: K3, sm, k1, p1, k5, p1, yo, p1, k5, sm, (p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k5, p1, yo, p1, k5, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 13: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p5, k3, p5, k1, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, sm] 10 times, p5, k3, p5, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 14: K3, sm, k1, p1, k5, p3, k5, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k5, p3, k5, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 15: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p5, yo, sssk, p5, k1, p1, k4tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssssk, p1, k1, sm] 10 times, p5, yo, sssk, p5, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 312 sts.

Row 16: K3, sm, k1, p1, k5, p1, yo, p1, k5, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k5, p1, yo, p1, k5, sm) 10 times p1, k1, sm, k3 – 323 sts.

Row 17: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p2tog, p3, k3, p3, ssp, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p2tog, p3, k3, p3, ssp, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 18: K3, sm, k1, p1, k4, p3, k4, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k4, p3, k4, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 19: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p4, k3tog, yo, p4, k1, p1, k4tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssssk, p1, k1, sm] 10 times, p4, k3tog, yo, p4, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 290 sts.

Row 20: K3, sm, k1, p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k4, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k4, sm) 10 times p1, k1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 21: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p4, k3, p4, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p4, k3, p4, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 22: K3, sm, k1, p1, k4, p3, k4, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k4, p3, k4, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 23: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p4, yo, sssk, p4, k1, p1, k4tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssssk, p1, k1, sm] 10 times, p4, yo, sssk, p4, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 290 sts.

Row 24: K3, sm, k1, p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k4, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k4, sm) 10 times p1, k1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 25: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p4, k3, p4, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p4, k3, p4, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 26: K3, sm, k1, p1, k4, p3, k4, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k4, p3, k4, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 27: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p4, k3tog, yo, p4, k1, p4, dd, yo, p1, yo, dd, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p4, k3tog, yo, p4, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 270 sts.

Row 28: K3, sm, k1, p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k4, sm, [p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k4, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 29: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p4, k3, p4, k1, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, sm] 10 times, p4, k3, p4, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 30: K3, sm, k1, p1, k4, p3, k4, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k4, p3, k4, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 31: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p4, yo, sssk, p4, k1, p4, dd, yo, p1, yo, dd, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p4, yo, sssk, p4, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 270 sts.

Row 32: K3, sm, k1, p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k4, sm, (p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k4, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 301 sts.

Row 33: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p2tog, p2, k3, p2, ssp, k1, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, sm] 10 times, p2tog, p2, k3, p2, ssp, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 34: K3, sm, k1, p1, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k3, p3, k3, sm] 10 times, sm, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 35: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p3, k3tog, yo, p3, k1, p4, dd, yo, p1, yo, dd, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p3, k3tog, yo, p3, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 248 sts.

Row 36: K3, sm, k1, p1, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3, sm, (p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 37: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p3, k3, p3, k1, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, sm] 10 times, p3, k3, p3, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 38: K3, sm, k1, p1, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 39: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p3, yo, sssk, p3, k1, p1, k4tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssssk, p1, k1, sm] 10 times, p3, yo, sssk, p3, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 268 sts.

Row 40: K3, sm, k1, p1, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3, sm) 10 times p1, k1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 41: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p3, k3, p3, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p3, k3, p3, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 42: K3, sm, k1, p1, k3, p3, k3, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k3, p3, k3, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 43: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p3, k3tog, yo, p3, k1, p1, k4tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssssk, p1, k1, sm] 10 times, p3, k3tog, yo, p3, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 268 sts.

Row 44: K3, sm, k1, p1, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3, sm) 10 times p1, k1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 45: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p3, k3, p3, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p3, k3, p3, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 46: K3, sm, k1, p1, k3, p3, k3, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k3, p3, k3, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 47: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p3, yo, sssk, p3, k1, p1, k4tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssssk, p1, k1, sm] 10 times, p3, yo, sssk, p3, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 268 sts.

Row 48: K3, sm, k1, p1, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3, sm) 10 times p1, k1, sm, k3 – 279 sts.

Row 49: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p2tog, p1, k3, p1, ssp, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p2tog, p1, k3, p1, ssp, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 257 sts.

Row 50: K3, sm, k1, p1, k2, p3, k2, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k2, p3, k2, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 257 sts.

Row 51: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p2, k3tog, yo, p2, k1, p4, dd, yo, p1, yo, dd, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p2, k3tog, yo, p2, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 226 sts.

Row 52: K3, sm, k1, p1, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2, sm, (p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 257 sts.

Row 53: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p2, k3, p2, k1, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, sm] 10 times, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 257 sts.

Row 54: K3, sm, k1, p1, k2, p3, k2, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k2, p3, k2, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 257 sts.

Row 55: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p2, yo, sssk, p2, k1, p4, dd, yo, p1, yo, dd, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p2, yo, sssk, p2, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 226 sts.

Row 56: K3, sm, k1, p1, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2, sm, (p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 257 sts.

Row 57: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p2, k3, p2, k1, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, sm] 10 times, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 257 sts.

Row 58: K3, sm, k1, p1, k2, p3, k2, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, k2, p3, k2, sm] 10 times, sm, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 257 sts.

Row 59: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p2, k3tog, yo, p2, k1, p4, dd, yo, p1, yo, dd, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p2, k3tog, yo, p2, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 226 sts.

Row 60: K3, sm, k1, p1, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2, sm, (p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k1 p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 257 sts.

Row 61: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p2tog, k3, ssp, k1, p4, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p4, k1, sm] 10 times, p2tog, k3, ssp, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 62: K3, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm, [p1, k4, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, k4, p1, sm, k1, p3, k1, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 63: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p1, yo, sssk, p1, k1, p1, k4tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssssk, p1, k1, sm] 10 times, p1, yo, sssk, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 224 sts.

Row 64: K3, sm, (k1, p1) twice, yo, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, sm) 10 times p1, k1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 65: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 66: K3, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 67: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p1, k3tog, yo, p1, k1, p1, k4tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssssk, p1, k1, sm] 10 times, p1, k3tog, yo, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 224 sts.

Row 68: K3, sm, (k1, p1) twice, yo, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, sm) 10 times p1, k1, sm, k3 -235 sts.

Row 69: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 70: K3, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 71: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, [p1, yo, sssk, p1, k1, p1, k4tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssssk, p1, k1, sm] 10 times, p1, yo, sssk, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 224 sts.

Row 72: K3, sm, (k1, p1) twice, yo, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, sm) 10 times p1, k1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 73: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k13, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 74: K3, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm, (p1, k1, p13, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 235 sts.

Row 75: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3tog, yo, p1, ssk, p5, k3tog, yo, p5, k2tog, sm) 10 times, p1, k3tog, yo, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 194 sts.

Row 76: K3, sm, (k1, p1) twice, yo, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k5, p1, yo, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 215 sts.

Row 77: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3, p1, k1, p5, k3, p5, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 215 sts.

Row 78: K3, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm, (p1, k5, p3, k5, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 215 sts.

Row 79: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, yo, sssk, p1, ssk, p4, yo, sssk, p4, k2tog, sm) 10 times, p1, yo, sssk, p1, k1, sm, p1, k1, k3 – 174 sts.

Row 80: K3, sm, (p1, k1) twice, yo, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k4, p1, yo, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 195 sts.

Row 81: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3, p1, k1, p4, k3, p4, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k3, p1, sm, k3 – 195 sts.

Row 82: K3, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm, (p1, k4, p3, k4, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 195 sts.

Row 83: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3tog, yo, p1, ssk, p3, k3tog, yo, p3, k2tog, sm) 10 times, p1, k3tog, yo, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 154 sts.

Row 84: K3, sm, (k1, p1) twice, yo, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3, p1, yo, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 175 sts.

Row 85: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3, p1, k1, p3, k3, p3, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 175 sts.

Row 86: K3, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm, (p1, k3, p3, k3, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3. – 175 sts.

Row 87: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, yo, sssk, p1, ssk, p2, yo, sssk, p2, k2tog, sm) 10 times, p1, yo, p1, k1, sm, p1, k1, k3 – 134 sts.

Row 88: K3, sm, (p1, k1) twice, yo, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 155 sts.

Row 89: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3, p1, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k3, p1, sm, k3 – 155 sts.

Row 90: K3, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm, (p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 155 sts.

Row 91: K3, sm, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k3tog, yo, p1, ssk, p1, k3tog, yo, p1, k2tog, sm) 10 times, p1, k3tog, yo, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 114 sts.

Row 92: K3, sm, (k1, p1) twice, yo, p1, k1, sm, (p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, yo, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 135 sts.

Row 93: K3, sm, (p1, k1, sm, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, sm, k3 – 135 sts.

Row 94: K3, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm, (p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, sm) 10 times, p1, k1, sm, k3 – 135 sts.

Row 95: Knit all sts – 135 sts.

BO Row: *P2tog, sl st back onto left hand needle; rep from * until all sts have been worked.

Finishing

Block Shawl. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Jeannie

    What, pray tell, is “dd”??? It is not in the abbrev list 🙂

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