Silent Snow is an easy-to-knit, rectangular fuzzy fringe shawl. Knit lengthwise, beginning and ending with garter rows, the middle is interspersed with easy-to-knit eyelet rows to give the shawl the illusion of falling snow.
Time: Two Week Project
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 21” x 58” after blocking without fringe
Gauge: 12 sts and 22 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch after blocking
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Nell (78% Mohair, 13% Merino Wool, 9% Polyamide; 109 yards [100 meters]/50 grams): #01 Cloud (6 balls)
Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 Ply (100% Merino Wool; 197 yards [180 meters]/50 grams): #1 White (1 ball) for fringe
US size 10 (6 mm) 47” (120-cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
US size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors
This shawl is knit back and forth lengthwise on a long circular needle to accommodate stitches.
When working with mohair, always pull from the outside of yarn ball to avoid tangling.
With Size 10 circular needle, loosely CO 178 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Rows 2-4: Repeat row 1.
Row 5: K6, pm, purl to 6 sts before end of row, pm, K6.
Row 6: K6, sm, purl to marker, sm, K6.
Row 7: K6, sm, k to marker, sm, K6.
Row 8: K6, sm, p to marker, sm, K6.
Rows 9 – 18: Repeat rows 7 – 8 another 5 times.
Row 1: K6, sm, *K2, yo, K2tog, repeat from * to last 8 sts, K2, sm, K6.
Row 2: K6, sm, K to marker, sm, K6.
Row 3: K6, sm, P to marker, sm, K6.
Row 4-5: Repeat rows 2-3.
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Rows 7-12: repeat rows 1-6.
Row 13: Repeat row 1.
Row 14: K6, sm, p to marker, sm, K6.
Row 1: K6, sm, k to marker, sm, K6.
Row 2: K6, sm, p to marker, sm, K6.
Rows 3 – 16: Repeat rows 1 – 2 another 7 times.
Repeat Eyelet Band and Knit Band another 1 time.
Repeat Eyelet Band another 1 time.
Row 93: K6, sm, k to marker, sm, K6.
Row 94: K6, sm, p to marker, sm, K6.
Rows 95 – 104: Repeat rows 93 – 94 another 5 times.
Rows 1 – 2: K6, sm, purl to marker, sm, K6.
Row 3: Knit.
Rows 4 – 6: Repeat row 3.
Bind off loosely.
Weave in all loose ends
Block to 21” x 58”
Cut 88 12-inch pieces of Debbie Bliss Nell.
Cut 44 12-inch pieces of Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 Ply
Insert crochet hook from back to front into the short edge of shawl at one side. With 2 pieces of Debbie Bliss Nell and 1 piece of Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 Ply folded in half, pull loop through wrap. Bring ends of yarn through the loop and gently tug to snug the loop up to the edge of the shawl. Repeat at opposite side of shawl. Repeat at 1-inch intervals in between the two groupings of fringe. Total of 22 groupings of fringe.
Repeat at opposite end of shawl.
Why on earth do you not have a key to the abbreviations?? what do “pm”, “sm”, “p”, “k” – I would like to make this item but since I don’t know what these abbreviations mean I won’t be able to and have lost interest in this site.
Hi Grace, each issue of our magazine has this article in the main TOC page: https://www.ilikeknitting.com/daily/knitting-references/master-abbreviations/
In regards to the abbreviations in question, here are the definitions:
Pm – place marker
Sm – slip marker
P – purl
k – knit
Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor