Summer Nights Stole

This textured shawl features an intricate cable pattern to add some thickness and warmth. Knit one of these simple shawls so you can always be prepared for a sudden balmy summer night.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Length: 63″; Circumference: 24″

Gauge: 22 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Meath Stitch, blocked

Materials

Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Fresco (60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora; 164 yards [150 meters]/50 grams): #5367 Hopi Blue (6 hanks)
Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle

Special Stitches

S1 wyif: With the working yarn in front, insert the right needle into the next stitch as if to purl and transfer the stitch from the left needle to the right.
2/2 LC: Slip 2 stitches to cable needle and hold in front; k2; k2 from cable needle. 

Meath Stitch (mult of 15 sts + 10)
Row 1: S1, *p2, 2/2 LC, p2, [yo, k1] twice, k1, ssk, k2tog; rep from * to last 9 sts, p2, 2/2 LC, p2, k1.
Row 2: S1 wyif, k2, p4, k2, *p7, k2, p4, k2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 3: S1, *p2, k4, p2, [yo, k1] twice, k1, ssk, k2tog; rep from * to last 9 sts, p2, 2/2 LC, p2, k1.
Row 4: S1 wyif, k2, p4, k2, *p7, k2, p4, k2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rows 5-6: Repeat rows 3-4.
Rows 7-12: Repeat rows 1-6.
Row 13: S1, *p2, 2/2 LC, p2, ssk, k2tog, k1, [k1, yo] twice; rep from * to last 9 sts, p2, 2/2 LC, p2, k1.
Row 14: S1 wyif, k2, p4, k2, *p7, k2, p4, k2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 15: S1, *p2, k4, p2, ssk, k2tog, k1, [k1, yo] twice; rep from * to last 9 sts, p2, 2/2 LC, p2, k1.
Row 16: S1 wyif, k2, p4, k2, *p7, k2, p4, k2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rows 17-18: Repeat rows 15-16.
Rows 19-24: Repeat rows 13-18.
Repeat Rows 1-24 for pattern.

Picot Cast-On: Make a slip knot and place on left-hand needle. Knit into the stitch and place stitch, knitwise, on the left-hand needle in front of the slip knot (this is a knitted cast-on). Continue in this manner and cast-on 3 more stitches for a total of 5 sts. Knit into the first 2 stitches, pull the first knit stitch over the second knit stitch and off the right-hand needle to bind off 1 st. Knit the next stitch and bind it off. Pass the remaining stitch on the right-hand needle back to the left-hand needle. *Use the knitted cast-on, again, to cast on 4 more sts. Knit and bind of the first 2 sts.* Rep from * to * until you have cast-on the desired number of stitches (this technique casts on 1 picot for every 3 sts).

Picot Bind-Off: Knit the first 2 sts and bind off 1 st using the traditional bind-off method. Transfer the remaining st back to the left-hand needle. *Use the knitted cast-on to cast on 3 sts. Bind off 5 sts.* Rep from * to * until 1 st remains. Cut the yarn and pull through the last st. 

Pattern

Cast on 130 sts using the Picot Cast-On technique. Work Meath Stitch until piece measures a finished length of approximately 64″ from cast-on edge. Bind off using the Picot Bind-Off technique.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to measurements. yarn ball

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