Midnight Mauve Garden Shawl

This is a bottom-up, crescent shawl was inspired by pink flowers at dusk.  The size and shape of the shawl lends itself to be worn either traditionally or draped in a number of ways around the neck, enhancing any outfit for any occasion.

Time: Approximately 20-25 hour Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

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

Gauge: 13 sts and 16 rows = 2” [5 cm] in St st with smaller needles, blocked.

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight (100% Merino;  405 yards [370 meters]/146 grams): Blush (1 skein)

Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm), US 5 (3.75 mm) straight or circular, long enough to accommodate a cast on of 313.

Notions: 12 Stitch Markers (optional), cable needle (optional), tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

Ssk (slip, slip, knit): Slip 2 sts as if to knit, k2tog through the back loop.

p2tog= purl 2 stitches together.

Ssp (slip, slip, purl): Slip 2 sts as if to knit, purl them together through the back loop.

Sssk (slip, slip, slip, knit): Slip 2 sts as if to knit, k3tog through the back loop.

Cdd (center double decrease): Slip 2 sts together as if to knit, knit next st, pass 2

slipped sts over the knit st.

Pattern Notes

This is a bottom-up crescent shawl.

RS (right side) (ODD numbered rows)

WS (wrong side) (EVEN numbered rows)

The stitch count remains the same until the decrease rows where it decreases by 22 sts.

Chart Notes

  • This is a bottom-up crescent shawl. There is a 3-stitch garter border on either side of the shawl that is NOT on the chart (total 6 sts). The chart repeats are bordered in RED.
  • The shaded squares are where there are no stitches and help to identify the chart.
  • RS (right side) (ODD numbered rows) – The chart is read from right to left. Work the 3-stitch garter border, work the chart, and work the 3-stitch garter border.
  • WS (wrong side) (EVEN numbered rows) – The chart is read from left to right. Work the 3-stitch garter border, work the chart, and work the 3-stitch garter border.
  • The red box border is the pattern repeat.
  • The stitch count remains the same until the decrease rows:
  • Row 17 (277 sts)
  • Row 35 (255 sts)
  • Row 53 (233 sts)
  • Row 65 (211 sts)

Chart Instructions

• CO 299, using long-tail cast-on method.
• Change to US 5/3.75mm needles to knit the shawl.
• Work Chart 1, Rows 1-.
• Work Chart 2 Rows.
• Row 79: K3, sm, [P1, K3, P1, K15, sm] 10 times, P1, K3, P1, sm, K3.
Row 80: BO all stitches. (P2tog, slip the stitch back onto left hand needle) repeat until all the stitches have been worked.
• Block, and weave in ends.

Chart Legend

k = Knit
/ p = Purl
d k2tog = knit two together (Knit 2 stitches together.)
s ssk = slip, slip, knit (Slip 2 stitches as if to knit, knit them together through the back loop.)
j yo = yarn over
e p2tog = purl two together (Purl 2 stitches together.)
w ssp = slip, slip, purl (Sl 2 stitches as if to knit, purl them together through the back loop.)
a sssk = skip, slip, slip, knit (Slip 2 sts as if to knit, K3tog through the back loop.)
v cdd = center double decrease (Slip 2 stitches together as if to knit, knit next stitch, pass 2 slipped stitches over the knit stitch.

Pattern

With larger needles, CO 299 sts, using long-tail cast-on method.

Change to smaller needles to knit the shawl.

Row 1: K3, pm, [p5, yo, cdd, yo, p5, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, pm] 10 times, p5, yo, cdd, yo, p5, pm, k3.

Row 2: K3, sm, k5, p3, k5, sm, [p2, ssp, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog, p2, k5, p3, k5] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 3: K3, sm, [p5, k1, yo, ssk, p5, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k1, sm] 10 times, p5, k1, yo, ssk, p5, sm, k3.

Row 4: K3, sm, k5, p3, k5, sm, [ssp, p2, yo, p7, yo, p2, p2tog, k5, p3, k5] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 5: K3, sm, [p5, yo, cdd, yo, p5, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, sm] 10 times, p5, yo, cdd, yo, p5, sm, k3.

Row 6: K3, sm, k5, p3, k5, sm, [p2, ssp, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog, p2, k5, p3, k5] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 7: K3, sm, [p5, k1, yo, ssk, p5, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k1, sm] 10 times, p5, k1, yo, ssk, p5, sm, k3.

Row 8: K3, sm, k5, p3, k5, sm, [ssp, p2, yo, p7, yo, p2, p2tog, k5, p3, k5] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 9: K3, sm, [p5, yo, cdd, yo, p5, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, sm] 10 times, p5, yo, cdd, yo, p5, sm, k3.

Row 10: K3, sm, k5, p3, k5, sm, [p2, ssp, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog, p2, k5, p3, k5] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 11: K3, sm, [p5, k1, yo, ssk, p5, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k1, sm] 10 times, p5, k1, yo, ssk, p5, sm, k3.

Row 12: K3, sm, k5, p3, k5, sm, [ssp, p2, yo, p7, yo, p2, p2tog, k5, p3, k5] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 13: K3, sm, [p5, yo, cdd, yo, p5, yo, ssk, yo, k4, sssk, k4, yo, k2tog, yo, sm] 10 times, p5, yo, cdd, yo, p5, sm, k3.

Row 14: K3, sm, k5, p3, k5, sm, [p15, k5, p3, k5] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 15: K3, sm, [p5, k1, yo, ssk, p5, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k3, sssk, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, sm] 10 times, p5, k1, yo, ssk, p5, sm, k3.

Row 16: K3, sm, k5, p3, k5, sm, [p15, k5, p3, k5] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 17: K3, sm, [p2tog, p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, ssp, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2, sssk, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, sm] 10 times, p2tog, p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, ssp, sm, k3. (277 sts)

Row 18: K3, sm, k4, p3, k4, sm, [p15, k4, p3, k4] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 19: K3, sm, [p4, k1, yo, ssk, p4, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k1, sssk, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, sm] 10 times, p4, k1, yo, ssk, p4, sm, k3.

Row 20: K3, sm, k4, p3, k4, sm, [p15, k4, p3, k4] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 21: K3, sm, [p4, yo, cdd, yo, p4, k4, yo, ssk, yo, sssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k4, sm] 10 times, p4, yo, cdd, yo, p4, sm, k3.

Row 22: K3, sm, k4, p3, k4, sm, [p15, k4, p3, k4] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 23: K3, sm, [p4, k1, yo, ssk, p4, k5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, sm] 10 times, p4, k1, yo, ssk, p4, sm, k3.

Row 24: K3, sm, k4, p3, k4, sm, [p15, k4, p3, k4] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 25: K3, sm, [p4, yo, cdd, yo, p4, k6, yo, sssk, yo, k6, sm] 10 times, p4, yo, cdd, yo, p4, sm, k3.

Row 26: K3, sm, k4, p3, k4, sm, [p15, k4, p3, k4] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 27: K3, pm, [p4, k1, yo, ssk, p4, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, pm] 10 times, p4, k1, yo, ssk, p4, pm, k3.

Row 28: K3, sm, k4, p3, k4, sm, [p2, ssp, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog, p2, k4, p3, k4] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 29: K3, sm, [p4, yo, cdd, yo, p4, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k1, sm] 10 times, p4, yo, cdd, yo, p4, sm, k3.

Row 30: K3, sm, k4, p3, k4, sm, [ssp, p2, yo, p7, yo, p2, p2tog, k4, p3, k4] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 31: K3, sm, [p4, k1, yo, ssk, p4, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, sm] 10 times, p4, k1, yo, ssk, p4, sm, k3.

Row 32: K3, sm, k4, p3, k4, sm, [p2, ssp, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog, p2, k4, p3, k4] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 33: K3, sm, [p4, yo, cdd, yo, p4, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k1, sm] 10 times, p4, yo, cdd, yo, p4, sm, k3.

Row 34: K3, sm, k4, p3, k4, sm, [ssp, p2, yo, p7, yo, p2, p2tog, k4, p3, k4] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 35: K3, sm, [p2tog, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, ssp, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, sm] 10 times, p2tog, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, ssp, sm, k3. (255 sts)

Row 36: K3, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p2, ssp, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog, p2, k3, p3, k3] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 37: K3, sm, [p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k1, sm] 10 times, p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, sm, k3.

Row 38: K3, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm, [ssp, p2, yo, p7, yo, p2, p2tog, k3, p3, k3] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 39: K3, sm, [p3, k1, yo, ssk, p3, yo, ssk, yo, k4, sssk, k4, yo, k2tog, yo, sm] 10 times, p3, k1, yo, ssk, p3, sm, k3.

Row 40: K3, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p15, k3, p3, k3] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 41: K3, sm, [p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k3, sssk, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, sm] 10 times, p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, sm, k3.

Row 42: K3, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p15, k3, p3, k3] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 43: K3, sm, [p3, k1, yo, ssk, p3, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2, sssk, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, sm] 10 times, p3, k1, yo, ssk, p3, sm, k3.

Row 44: K3, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p15, k3, p3, k3] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 45: K3, sm, [p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k1, sssk, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, sm] 10 times, p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, sm, k3.

Row 46: K3, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p15, k3, p3, k3] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 47: K3, sm, [p3, k1, yo, ssk, p3, k4, yo, ssk, yo, sssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k4, sm] 10 times, p3, k1, yo, ssk, p3, sm, k3.

Row 48: K3, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p15, k3, p3, k3] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 49: K3, sm, [p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, k5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, sm] 10 times, p3, yo, cdd, yo, p3, sm, k3.

Row 50: K3, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p15, k3, p3, k3] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 51: K3, sm, [p3, k1, yo, ssk, p3, k6, yo, sssk, yo, k6, sm] 10 times, p3, k1, yo, ssk, p3, sm, k3.

Row 52: K3, sm, k3, p3, k3, sm, [p15, k3, p3, k3] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 53: K3, pm, [p2tog, p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, ssp, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, pm] 10 times, p2tog, p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, ssp, pm, k3. (233 sts)

Row 54: K3, sm, k2, p3, k2, sm, [p2, ssp, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog, p2, k2, p3, k2] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 55: K3, sm, [p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k1, sm] 10 times, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, sm, k3.

Row 56: K3, sm, k2, p3, k2, sm, [ssp, p2, yo, p7, yo, p2, p2tog, k2, p3, k2] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 57: K3, sm, [p2, yo, cdd, yo, p2, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, sm] 10 times, p2, yo, cdd, yo, p2, sm, k3.

Row 58: K3, sm, k2, p3, k2, sm, [p2, ssp, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog, p2, k2, p3, k2] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 59: K3, sm, [p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k1, sm] 10 times, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, sm, k3.

Row 60: K3, sm, k2, p3, k2, sm, [ssp, p2, yo, p7, yo, p2, p2tog, k2, p3, k2] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 61: K3, sm, [p2, yo, cdd, yo, p2, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, sm] 10 times, p2, yo, cdd, yo, p2, sm, k3.

Row 62: K3, sm, k2, p3, k2, sm, [p2, ssp, p2, yo, p3, yo, p2, p2tog, p2, k2, p3, k2] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 63: K3, sm, [p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, ssk, k1, sm] 10 times, p2, k1, yo, ssk, p2, sm, k3.

Row 64: K3, sm, k2, p3, k2, sm, [ssp, p2, yo, p7, yo, p2, p2tog, k2, p3, k2] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 65: K3, sm, [p2tog, yo, cdd, yo, ssp, yo, ssk, yo, k4, sssk, k4, yo, k2tog, yo, sm] 10 times, p2tog, yo, cdd, yo, ssp, sm, k3. (211 sts)

Row 66: K3, sm, k1, p3, k1, sm, [p15, k1, p3, k1] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 67: K3, sm, [p1, k1, yo, ssk, p1, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k3, sssk, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, yo, ssk, p1, sm, k3.

Row 68: K3, sm, k1, p3, k1, sm, [p15, k1, p3, k1] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 69: K3, sm, [p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2, sssk, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, sm] 10 times, p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, sm, k3.

Row 70: K3, sm, k1, p3, k1, sm, [p15, k1, p3, k1] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 71: K3, sm, [p1, k1, yo, ssk, p1, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k1, sssk, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, yo, ssk, p1, sm, k3.

Row 72: K3, sm, k1, p3, k1, sm, [p15, k1, p3, k1] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 73: K3, sm, [p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, k4, yo, ssk, yo, sssk, yo, k2tog, yo, k4, sm] 10 times, p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, sm, k3.

Row 74: K3, sm, k1, p3, k, sm, [p15, k1, p3, k1] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 75: K3, sm, [p1, k1, yo, ssk, p1, k5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, sm] 10 times, p1, k1, yo, ssk, p1, sm, k3.

Row 76: K3, sm, k1, p3, k1, sm, [p15, k1, p3, k1] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 77: K3, sm, [p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, k6, yo, sssk, yo, k6, sm] 10 times, p1, yo, cdd, yo, p1, sm, k3.

Row 78: K3, sm, k1, p3, k1, sm, [p15, k1, p3, k1] 10 times, sm, k3.

Row 79: K3, sm, [p1, k3, p1, k15, sm] 10 times, p1, k3, p1, sm, k3.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Block.

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Comments
  • Jennifer L.

    The Midnight Mauve chart seems to be using non standard symbols. To follow the chart for this pattern one needs to know the Legand and there doesn’t seem to be one.

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Jennifer, I’ve reached out to the designer for clarification and she or I will reply back as soon as possible. Thanks! – Nicola

      Reply

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