This elegant shawl was inspired by the birthstone of September: sapphire. The lace pattern is reminiscent of large sapphires surrounded by smaller stones. The triangular shawl is knit from the top down using a single pattern with a long repeat.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 80” wingspan x 40” depth from center, blocked.
Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st before blocking
Knit Picks Capretta (80% Fine Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 230 yards [210 meters]/50 grams): 25597 Celestial, 5 balls.
Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm): circular
Notions: Tapestry needle
k – knit
yo – yo
ssk – slip, slip, knit
k2tog – knit two sts together
s2kp – slip two sts as if to knit 2 together, knit one, pass slip stitch over
(k1, yo, k1) in next st – knit one, yarn over, knit one in next stitch
RS – right side
WS – right side
CO – cast on
Shawl is worked with a central stitch and 2-st Garter edge on each side.
Repeats are outlined in red.
RS rows are charted. All WS rows are: k2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
CO 2 sts.
Knit 6 rows, turn 90 degrees and pick up 3 sts along the side of the work, then 2 sts from the CO edge – 7 sts.
Work Rows 1-16 of Set-up Chart once – 39 sts.
Work Rows 1-72 of the Body Chart 3 times, or as many as desired.
Work Rows 1-18 of the Edge Chart.
BO loosely purlwise.
Weave in ends and block.