Sandy Skies Shawl

This crescent-shaped shawl has a great shape that’s easy to wear as it stays on without a shawl pin. it can work as a scarf and be draped in many different ways.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Shawl measures about 52” [130 cm] edge to edge and 15” [46 cm] from neck to bottom edge, after blocking 

Gauge: 19 sts = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette stitch after blocking. Gauge is not critical in this pattern, but a different gauge will affect yardage and size of finished item.

Materials

Yarn: Sweet Georgia Superwash DK (100% superwash merino wool, 256 yards [230 meters]/115 grams: Coastal (MC, 1 skein), Tumbled Stone (CC, 1 skein)
Needles: US size 7 (4.25 mm) circular (24” or 32” [60 or 80 cm] long) needles
Notions: Stitch markers

Pattern Notes

Beginning with a center neck cast on, the shawl features 2 columns of yarn-over increases, plus increases at the edges.
The first section is in garter stitch, so the knitter will see fast progress.
The pretty lace edging forms a scalloped edge to complete the graceful feminine look.
It is helpful to use stitch markers during the lace section to help keep your place and detect any errors more quickly.

Pattern

Using MC, cast on 3 sts; knit 6 rows. Pick up and k 3 sts from side edge of garter stitch, then pick up and k 3 sts from cast on edge. (9 sts)

Garter Stitch Section

Row 1 [WS]: K to end. (9 sts)
Row 2 [RS]: K3, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k3. (13 sts)
Row 3: K3, yo, k to 3 sts from end, yo, k3. (15 sts)
Row 4: K3, yo, k1, yo, pm, k2, pm, yo, k3, yo, pm, k2, pm, yo, k1, yo, k3. (21 sts)
Row 5: K3, yo, (k to marker, sm, p2, sm) twice, k to 3 sts from end, yo, k3. (23 sts)
Row 6: K3, yo, (k to marker, yo, sm, k2, sm, yo) twice, k to 3 sts from end, yo, k3. (29 sts)
Row 7: As Row 5. (31 sts)
Row 8: As Row 6. (37 sts)
Rows 9-64: Repeat rows 5 through 8, 14 more times. (261 sts)

Striped Section

Row 65 [WS]: K3, yo, (k to marker, sm, p2, sm) twice, k to 3 sts from end, yo, k3. (263 sts)
Row 66 [RS]: Using CC, k3, yo, (k to marker, yo, sm, k2, sm, yo) twice, k to 3 sts from end, yo, k3. (269 sts)
Row 67: As row 65. (271 sts)
Row 68: Using MC, work as row 66. (277 sts)
Row 69: As row 65. (279 sts)
Row 70: Using MC, work as row 66. (285 sts)
Row 71: As row 65. (287 sts)
Row 72: Using CC, work as row 66. (293 sts)
Remove markers at 2 “spines”. Continue in CC for Lace Section.

Lace Section

Note: Highly recommend use of stitch markers between repeats.
Row 73 [WS]:   K3, yo, k1, [pm, k19] 15 times, pm, k1, yo, k3. (295 sts)
Row 74 [RS]: K3, yo, k2, sm, work Row 1 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 15 times, sm, k2, yo, k3. (327 sts)
Row 75: K3, yo, k3, sm, work Row 2 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 15 times, sm, k3, yo, k3. (329 sts)
Row 76: K3, yo, [k2tog, yo] 2 times, sm, work Row 3 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 15 times, sm, [yo, k2tog] 2 times, yo, k3. (331 sts)
Row 77: K3, yo, k5, sm, work Row 4 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 15 times, sm, k5, yo, k3. (363 sts)
Row 78: K3, yo, k6, sm, [work Row 5 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times, work Row 5 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once] 2 times; work Row 5 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times; sm, k6, yo, k3. (341 sts)
Row 79: K3, yo, k7, sm, work Row 6 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, [work Row 6 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once, work Row 6 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times], 2 times, sm, k7, yo, k3. (343 sts)
Row 80: K3, yo, [k2tog, yo] 4 times, sm, [work Row 7 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times, work Row 7 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once], 2 times; work Row 7 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, sm, [yo, k2tog] 4 times, yo, k3. (321 sts)
Row 81: K3, yo, k9, sm, work Row 8 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, [work Row 8 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once, work Row 8 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times], 2 times, sm, k9, yo, k3. (323 sts)
Row 82: K3, yo, k10, sm, [work Row 9 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times, work Row 9 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once], 2 times; work Row 9 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, sm, k10, yo, k3. (286 sts)
Row 83: K3, yo, k11, sm, work Row 10 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, [work Row 10 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once, work Row 10 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times], 2 times, sm, k11, yo, k3. (303 sts)
Row 84: K3, yo, [k2tog, yo] 6 times, sm, [work Row 11 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times, work Row 11 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once], 2 times; work Row 11 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, sm, [yo, k2tog] 6 times, yo, k3. (333 sts)
Row 85: K3, yo, k13, sm, work Row 12 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, [work Row 12 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once, work Row 12 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times], 2 times, sm, k13, yo, k3. (335 sts)
Row 86: K3, yo, k14, sm, [work Row 13 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times, work Row 13 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once], 2 times; work Row 13 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, sm, k14, yo, k3. (365 sts)
Row 87: K3, yo, k15, sm, work Row 14 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, [work Row 14 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once, work Row 14 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times], 2 times, sm, k15, yo, k3. (367 sts)
Row 88: K3, yo, [k2tog, yo] 8 times, sm, [work Row 15 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times, work Row 15 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once], 2 times; work Row 15 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, sm, [yo, k2tog] 8 times, yo, k3. (369 sts)
Row 89: K3, yo, k17, sm, work Row 16 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 5 times, [work Row 16 of Lace Chart (Part 2) once, work Row 16 of Lace Chart (Part 1) 4 times], 2 times, sm, k17, yo, k3. (401 sts)
Row 90: K3, yo, k to 3 sts from end, yo, k3. (403 sts)
Remove markers.

Lace Edging

Note: Highly recommend use of stitch markers between repeats.
Row 91: K3, yo, k3, M1, knit to 3 sts from end, yo, k3. (406 sts)
Row 92: K3, yo, (work row 1 of Lace Chart 2) 50 times, k3. (407 sts) [note: there is no YO before the last k3, because the last st of the chart is a YO]
Row 93: K3, yo, p to 3 sts from end, yo, k3. (409 sts)
Row 94: K3, yo, k2, (work row 3 of Lace Chart 2) 50 times, k1, yo, k3. (411 sts)
Row 95: As row 93. (413 sts)
Row 96: K3, yo, k4, (work row 5 of Lace Chart 2) 50 times, k3, yo, k3. (415 sts)
Row 97: Knit.
BO in knit st, very loosely, preferably using a stretchy bind-off.  A recommended method is as follows:
Slip 1, *k1, k2tog tbl from the right hand needle by placing the left hand needle through both stitches from the front and then knitting them together through the back loops; repeat from * until all stitches have been cast off.
Alternately try using a needle 2 or 3 sizes bigger to get a loose bind-off.

Finishing

Weave in ends, and block into crescent shape to open up lace design. Block edging into points. yarn ball

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Comments
  • Jmarie M.

    This is perfect for my mother. She can’t get up much, thus, stays in bed much of the time. She’d like this for those chillier days… Even though she’s in GA. They get cold too! :~)

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