Musquée de Provence Shawl

The Musquée de Provence Shawl is knit from top to bottom, starting with a garter tab cast on. Yarn over increases border the edges and frame the spine of this triangular shawl. Take a deep breath of cool autumn air with this shawl draped across your shoulders or wrapped around your neck. Multiple textures accentuate color changes through the shawl, including garter, stockinette, seed and ribbing stitches.

What does Musquée de Provence mean?
Musquée de Provence is a type of pumpkin that originated from France. This fruit can get up to 20 lbs and is typically served in wedges. It is also known as the Fairytale pumpkin.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 66” long x 32” deep

Gauge: 16 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter Stitch.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (100% Cotton; 186 yards [170 meters]/100 grams): Charcoal (C1, 1 ball), Silver (C2, 1 ball), Ecru (C3, 1 ball), Taupe (C4, 1 ball), Cafe Au Lait (C5, 1 ball), Camel (C6, 1 ball).

Needles: US size 10 (3.25 mm) 32” circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.

Notions: Markers (4), tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked from top to bottom starting with a garter tab cast on.

Yarn over increases border the edges and frame the spine of this triangular shawl.

Multiple textures accentuate color changes through the shawl, including garter, stockinette, seed and ribbing stitches. Optional tassels are added to each corner of the shawl for a modern, fashionable look.

Pattern

Garter Tab

With C1, CO 3 sts.

K all sts for 9 rows.

After last row, turn work 90 degrees to the right and pick up 3 sts along side edge, then 3 sts along CO edge. (9 sts)

Set-up Row (WS): K3, pm, p1, pm, p1, pm, p1, pm, k3.

Row 1 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (13 sts)

Row 2 (WS): K3, sm, k to m, sm, p1, sm, k to m, sm, k3.

Rep Rows 1 and 2, 10 more times. (53 sts)

Stockinette Stitch

Switch to C2.

Row 3 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (57 sts)

Row 4 (WS): K3, sm, p to m, sm, p1, sm, p to m, sm, k3.

Switch to C3.

Rep Rows 3-4 once more. (61 sts)

Seed Stitch

Switch to C4.

Row 5 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (65 sts)

Row 6 (WS): K3, sm, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st before m, p1, sm, p1, sm, **p1, k1; rep from ** to last st before m, p1, sm, k3.

Row 7: K3, sm, yo, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st before m, p1, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, **p1, k1; rep from ** to last st before m, p1, yo, sm, k3. (69 sts)

Row 8: K3, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st before m, k1, sm, p1, sm, **k1, p1; rep from ** to last st before m, k1, sm, k3.

Row 9: K3, sm, yo, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st before m, k1, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, **k1, p1; rep from ** to last st before m, k1, yo, sm, k3. (73 sts)

Rep Rows 6-9, 3 more times. (97 sts)

Rep Row 6 once more.

Stockinette Stitch

Switch to C5.

Row 10 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (101 sts)

Row 11 (WS): K3, sm, p to m, sm, p1, sm, p to m, sm, k3.

Switch to C6.

Rep Rows 10-11 once more. (105 sts)

Garter Stitch

Switch to C3.

Row 12 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (109 sts)

Row 13 (WS): K3, sm, k to m, sm, p1, sm, k to m, sm, k3.

Rep Rows 12-13, 8 more times. (141 sts)

Stockinette Stitch

Switch to C2.

Row 14 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (145 sts)

Row 15 (WS): K3, sm, p to m, sm, p1, sm, p to m, sm, k3.

Switch to C1.

Rep Rows 14-15 once more. (149 sts)

Seed Stitch

Switch to C6.

Row 16 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (153 sts)

Row 17 (WS): K3, sm, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st before m, p1, yo, sm, p1, sm, **p1, k1; rep from ** to last st before m, p1, sm, k3.

Rep 18: K3, sm, yo, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st before m, p1, yo, sm, p1, sm, yo, **p1, k1; rep from ** to last st before m, p1, yo, sm, k3. (157 sts)

Row 19: K3, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st before m, k1, sm, p1, sm, **k1, p1; rep from ** to last st before m, k1, sm, k3.

Row 20: K3, sm, yo, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st before m, k1, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, **k1, p1; rep from ** to last st before m, k1, yo, sm, k3. (161 sts)

Rep Rows 17-20, 3 more times. (185 sts)

Rep Row 17 once more.

Stockinette Stitch

Switch to C3.

Row 21 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (189 sts)

Row 22 (WS): K3, sm, p to m, sm, p1, sm, p to m, sm, k3.

Switch to C4.

Rep Rows 21-22 once more. (193 sts)

Garter Stitch

Switch to C5.

Row 23 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (197 sts)

Row 24 (WS): K3, sm, k to m, sm, p1, sm, k to m, sm, k3.

Rep Rows 23-24, 8 more times. (229 sts)

Stockinette Stitch

Switch to C6.

Row 25 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (233 sts)

Row 26 (WS): K3, sm, p to m, sm, p1, sm, p to m, sm, k3.

Switch to C3.

Rep Rows 25-26 once more. (237 sts)

Ribbing

Switch to C1.

Row 27 (RS): K3, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k to m, yo, sm, k3. (241 sts)

Row 28 (WS): K3, sm, p1, *k2, p2: rep from * to m, sm, p1, sm, **p2, k2: rep from ** to last st before m, p1, sm, k3.

Row 29: K3, sm, yo, k1, *p2, k2; rep from * to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, **k2, p2; rep from ** to last st before m, k1, yo, sm, k3. (245 sts)

Row 30: K3, sm, *p2, k2; rep from * to 3 sts before m, p2, k1, sm, p1, sm, k1, **p2, k2; rep from ** to 2 sts before m, p2, sm, k3.

Row 31: K3, sm, yo, *k2, p2 rep from * to 3 sts before m, k2, p1, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, p1, **k2, p2, rep from ** to last 2 sts before m, k2, yo, sm, k3. (249 sts)

Row 32: K3, sm, k1, *p2, k2; rep from * to m, sm, p1, sm, **k2, p2; rep from ** to last st before m, k1, sm, k3.

Row 33: K3, sm, yo, p1, *k2, p2; rep from * to m, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, **p2, k2; rep from ** to last st before m, p1, yo, sm, k3. (253 sts)

Row 34: K3, sm, *k2, p2; rep from * to 3 sts before m, k2, p1, sm, p1, sm, p1, **k2, p2; rep from ** to 2 sts before m, k2, sm, k3.

Row 35: K3, sm, yo, *p2, k2; rep from * to 3 sts before m, p2, k1, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k1, **p2, k2; rep from ** to 2 sts before m, p2, yo, sm, k3. (257 sts)

Rep Rows 28-34 once more. (269 sts)

Finishing

BO all sts loosely kwise.

(Optional): With C2, make 3 matching 4” long tassels and connect them to the three points of the shawl.

Weave in ends. Wear and enjoy!

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