Lavande Shawl

A crescent, sideways shawl is the pattern you’ll be excited to knit in anticipation of chilly spring days. The colorway features lavender and mint hues for a refreshing addition to your spring wardrobe.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Size: 47” wide x 17” deep (blocked and unpinned)

This is the size of the sample, please keep in mind the size of your shawl will vary depending on your yarn yardage.

Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight (100% Merino Wool; 405 yards [370 meters]/146 grams): Tour (1 skein)

Needles: US size 6 (4.0mm) straight or circular needles, long enough to accommodate a cast on of 329.

Notions: Tapestry needle, scale, 2 stitch markers (optional), cable needle (optional).

Abbreviations

cn – cable needle

inc(’d) – Increase(d)

k2tog – Knit three stitches together

p2tog – Purl two stitches together

p4tog – Purl four stitches together

pm – place marker

sm – slip marker

sl – Slip 1 stitch, with yarn in front.

ssp – Slip, slip, purl, (slip 2 sts as if to purl, p2tog through the back loop)

Special Stitches

C4B (cable 4 back) – Sl 2 sts to cn, hold in back, k2, k2 from cn.

C4F (cable 4 front) – S l 2 sts to cn, hold in front, k2, k2 from cn.

Inc 1-to-3 – (K1, p1, k1) in the same stitch (2 sts inc’d).

kfb – Knit into front and back of stitch (1 st inc’d).

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked sideways. It is increased over approximately the first 33% of the skein, worked even over the next approximate 33% of the skein’s total weight, and then decreased the rest of the yarn’s weight.

You will need to weigh your yarn on a yarn scale before and as you work the shawl. If you are not using a scale, you MUST swatch to get gauge and follow the repeats of the sample of 29/15/29 (Increase Section/Even Section/Decrease Section).

When working the chart, RS (odd numbered rows) is read from right to left and WS (even numbered rows) is read from left to right.

The stitch markers are placed where the Red Lines are on the chart, which separates the First, Second, and Third Sections.

The First section (section before the first marker) will always be 9 stitches.

The Increase/Even/Decrease Section’s stitch count will increase 2 sts every 4-row repeat (2 sts every other row), remain even in the Even Section, and decrease 2 sts every 4-row repeat (2 sts every other row).

Pattern

CO 21 sts.

Set-up Row: K9, yo, k1, pm, k1, p1, pm, k9. (22 sts)

Increasing Section

Work the Increase Section, repeating Rows 1-4 until you have used approximately 1/3 of your yarn’s total weight, ending on Row 4.

Row 1: K8, p1, sm, k to 1 st before m, kfb, sm, k1, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, k1, (yo) twice, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2.

Row 2: Sl1, (k2, p1) twice, k2, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, sm, k1, p to m, sm, k1, p8.

Row 3: C4F, C4B, p1, sm, k to 1 st before m, kfb, sm, k1, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, k8.

Row 4: BO3, k5, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, sm, k1, p to m, sm, k1, p8.

Even Section

Work the Even Section, repeating Rows 1-4 until you have used approximately 2/3 of your yarn’s total weight, ending on Row 4.

Row 1: K8, p1, sm, k to 1 st before m, p1, sm, k1, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, k1, (yo) twice, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2.

Row 2: Sl1, (k2, p1) twice, k2, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, sm, k1, p to m sm, k1, p8.

Row 3: C4F, C4B, p1, sm, k to 1 st before m, p1, sm, k1, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, k8.

Row 4: BO3, k5, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, sm, k1, p to m, sm, k1, p8.

Decrease Section

Work the Decrease Section, repeating Rows 1-4 using the remaining approximate 1/3 of your yarn. Once you have successfully decreased back to the original 21 sts, follow Finishing instructions below.

Row 1: K8, p1, sm, k to 2 sts before m, ssp, sm, k1, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, k1, (yo) twice, k2tog, (yo) twice, k2.

Row 2: Sl1, (k2, p1) twice, k2, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, sm, k1, p to m, sm, k1, p8.

Row 3: C4F, C4B, p1, sm, k to 2 sts before m, ssp, sm, k1, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, k8.

Row 4: BO3, k5, inc 1-to-3, yo, p4tog, sm, k1, p to m, sm, k1, p8.

Finishing

Knit 2 rows.

BO all sts.

Weave in ends and block.

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