Long Weekend Shawl 

This sideways crescent shawl with a bold border of lace provides a touch of summer whimsy to a traditional cool-weather accessory. Get ready for a shift in seasons by sporting this classic piece.  

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size:  51½” wide x 14½” deep

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

Gauge: 13 sts x 16 rows = 2” [5 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Gauge is not necessarily crucial, it is more important to work the three sections (increase, even and decrease) in approximate 33% increments, requiring a yarn scale, and working the shawl according to your own yarn skein’s yardage.

Materials

Yarn:

super fine weight yarn Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso (75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 462 yards [422 meters]/100 grams): I See You, 1 skein

Needles: US size 5 (3.75mm): straight or circular needles.

Notions: 1 Marker; tapestry needle

Abbreviations

rs = right side

ws = wrong side

CO = bast on

BO = bind off

pm = place marker

sm = slip marker

st(s) = stitch(es)

inc’d= increased

dec’d= decreased

k = knit

p = purl

kfb = increase one stitch using knit one front and back increase.

k2tog= knit two stitches together

p2tog= purl two stitches together

p3tog= purl three stitches together

ssk= slip, slip, knit (slip 2 sts as if to knit, k2tog through the back loop)

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

yo= yarn over

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked sideways. It is increased over approximately the first 25% of the skein, worked even over the next approximate 50%, 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 knit this shawl.

The shawl is broken up into two sections separated by a stitch marker, the body and the border.

The Body is the “Increase/Even/Decrease Section” will increase 1 stitch every other row. (By the end of each 4 row repeat, you will have increased 2 stitches.) Increase until you have used 25% of your yarn’s weight. Then work this section even, meaning, no more increases, until you have used 75% of the yarn’s total weight. Once, you have 25% of your yarn’s weight remaining, decrease 1 stitch every other row. (By the end of each repeat, you will have decreased 2 stitches.)

Once you have successfully decreased back to the original 30 stitches, follow finishing instructions.

The Border is the lace section and the stitch counts will remain the same.

Please pay special attention to the ssp (slip, slip purl) stitch. This stitch is purled through the back loop.

Please remember, you need to repeat the sections according to your own yarn skein yardage.

Pattern

CO 30 sts.

Set-up Row 1: K6, pm, K24 – 30 sts

Set-up Row 2: K30 – 30 sts.

Increasing Section

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

Row 1: Sl1, k2, p1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, (k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1) 3 times, k2, p1 – 1 st inc’d.

Row 2: K3, (ssp, yo, k3, yo, p2tog) 3 times, sm, k1, purl until 4 sts remain, k4.

Row 3: Sl1, k2, p1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, (k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1) 3 times, k2, p1 – 1 st inc’d.

Row 4: K3, (p2, yo, p3tog, yo, p2) 3 times, sm, k1, purl until 4 sts remain, k4.

Even Section

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

Row 1: Sl1, k2, p1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, p1, (k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1) 3 times, k2, p1.

Row 2: K3, (ssp, yo, k3, yo, p2tog) 3 times, sm, k1, purl until 4 sts remain, k4.

Row 3: Sl1, k2, p1, knit to 1 st before marker, p1, sm, (k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1) 3 times, k2, p1.

Row 4: K3, (p2, yo, p3tog, yo, p2) 3 times, sm, k1, purl until 4 sts remain, k4.

Decreasing Section

Work the Decrease Section, repeating Rows 1-4 using the remaining approximate 1/4 of your yarn. Work Rows 1-4 decreasing. Once you have successfully decreased back to the original 30 stitches, follow Finishing instructions below.

Row 1: Sl1, k2, p1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, (k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1) 3 times, k2, p1 – 1 st dec’d.

Row 2: K3, (ssp, yo, k3, yo, p2tog) 3 times, sm, k1, purl until 4 sts remain, k4.

Row 3: Sl1, k2, p1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, (k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1) 3 times, k2, p1 – 1 st dec’d.

Row 4: K3, (p2, yo, p3tog, yo, p2) 3 times, sm, k1, purl until 4 sts remain, k4.

Finishing

Knit 2 rows.

BO, weave in ends and block. Enjoy!

Chart Instructions 

Chart Notes

RS (Right Side) (ODD numbered rows) – CHART: The chart is read from right to left.

WS (Wrong Side) (EVEN numbered rows) – CHART: The chart is read from left to right.

The stitch marker is placed where the RED LINE is on the chart.

CO 30 sts.

Set-up Row 1: K6, pm, K24 – 30 sts.

Set-up Row 2: K30 – 30 sts.

Start working from the increase chart repeating Rows 1-4 increasing every other row until you have used close to 25% of your yarn.

Once you have ended increasing on Row 4, continue in pattern working even, no longer doing the kfb increases, knit to marker making no increase.

Work even until you have used almost 75% of your yarn’s total weight.

Once you have ended working even on Row 16, start decreasing.

Continue in pattern with the decrease chart below, working Rows 1-4, decreasing every other row.

Once you have successfully decreased back to the original 30 stitches, follow finishing instructions.yarn ball

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