Wheat Harvest Shawl

This is a bottom up crescent shawl with a stitch pattern reminiscent of the harvesting of the rows of winter wheat. There is an airy contrasting color border that is blocked into points. The size and shape of the shawl lends itself to be worn either traditionally or draped in a number of ways around the neck, enhancing any outfit for any occasion.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Size: 44” x 16” (blocked and unpinned) This is the size of the sample, please keep in mind the size of your shawl will vary depending on your yarn yardage.

Gauge: 26 sts x 32 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials:

Super fine weight yarnYarn: KnitMona Mona’s Favorite Sock (75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 463 yards [423 meters]/100 grams): Alaskan Coastline (MC, 1 skein), Charcoal (CC, 1 skein)

Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) straight or circular needles; US 9 (5.5mm) straight or circular (for cast on)

Notions: 15 Stitch Markers (optional), cable needle (optional), tapestry needle.

Abbreviations

cn = cable needle

ktbl = knit through the back loop

ptbl = purl through the back loop

k3tog = knit three stitches together

sssk = slip, slip, slip, knit (sl 3 stitches as if to knit, knit them together through the back loop.)

ssp = slip, slip, purl (sl 2 stitches as if to knit, purl them together through the back loop.)

Special Stitches

1/1 LC (1/1 Left Cross) = Sl 1 stitch to cn, hold in front, k1, k1 from cn.

1/1 RC (1/1 Right Cross) = Sl 1 stitch to cn, hold in back, k1, k1 from cn.

cdd (center double decrease) = Sl 2 sts together as if to knit, knit next stitch, pass 2 slipped stitches over the knit stitch.

kyok = Sl the 3rd stitch on the LHN over stitches 2 and 1 towards the RHN, let it drop, k1, yo, k1.

Pattern Notes

This is a bottom-up crescent shawl.

Select needle lengths long enough to accommodate a cast-on of 313 sts.

RS (right side) are ODD numbered rows

WS (wrong side) are EVEN numbered rows.

The stitch count remains the same until the decrease rows: Row 11 (299 sts), Row 29 (273 sts), Row 37 (245 sts), Row 45 (219 sts), Row 57 (193 sts), Row 65 (167 sts), and Row 79 (139 sts).

Pattern

With CC and larger needles, using long-tail cast-on method, CO 313 sts.

Change to smaller needles.

Rows 1-3: Knit all sts. (313 sts)

Row 4: K4, (p2, k1, p2) 61 times, k4.

Row 5: K3, p1, (1/1 RC, p1, 1/1 LC) 61 times, p1, k3.

Row 6: K4, (p2, k1, p2) 61 times, k4.

Row 7: K3, p1, (1/1 LC, p1, 1/1 RC) 61 times, p1, k3.

Row 8: K4, (p2, k1, p2) 61 times, k4.

Rows 9-10: Knit all sts.

Switch to MC.

Row 11: K3, pm, (ssk, p1, k20, pm) 13 times, k5, p1, k2tog, pm, k3. (299 sts)

Row 12: K3, sm, p7, sm, (p22, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 13: K3, sm, (p2, kyok, p2, k15, sm) 13 times, p2, kyok, p2, sm, k3.

Row 14: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p15, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 15: K3, sm, (p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, k15, sm) 13 times, p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, sm, k3.

Row 16: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p15, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 17: K3, sm, (p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, k15, sm) 13 times, p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, sm, k3.

Row 18: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p15, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 19: K3, sm, (p2, kyok, p2, yo, k2, ssk, k7, k2tog, k2, yo, sm) 13 times, p2, kyok, p2, sm, k3.

Row 20: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p15, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 21: K3, sm, (p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, sm k3.

Row 22: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p15, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 23: K3, sm, (p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, sm) 13 times, p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, sm, k3.

Row 24: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p15, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 25: K3, sm, (p2, kyok, p2, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, sm) 13 times, p2, kyok, p2, sm, k3.

Row 26: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p15, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 27: K3, sm, (p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, k4, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k4, sm) 13 times, p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, sm, k3.

Row 28: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p15, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 29: K3, sm, (p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, yo, k2, sssk, k5, k3tog, k2, yo, sm) 13 times, p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, sm, k3. (273 sts)

Row 30: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p13, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 31: K3, sm, (p2, kyok, p2, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p2, kyok, p2, sm, k3.

Row 32: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p13, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 33: K3, sm, p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, sm) 13 times, p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, sm, k3.

Row 34: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p13, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 35: K3, sm, (p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, k3, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k3, sm) 13 times, p2, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p2, sm, k3.

Row 36: K3, sm, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm, (p13, k2, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k2, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 37: K3, sm, (p2tog, kyok, ssp, yo, k2, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, yo, sm) 13 times, p2tog, kyok, ssp, sm, k3. (245 sts)

Row 38: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p13, k1 ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 39: K2, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 40: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p13, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 41: K2, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 42: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p13, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 43:  K3, sm, (p1, kyok, p1, k3, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k3, sm) 13 times, p1, kyok, p1, sm, k3.

Row 44: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p13, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 45: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, yo, k2, sssk, k3, k3tog, k2, yo, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3. (219 sts)

Row 46: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p11, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 47: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 48: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p11, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 49: K3, sm, (p1, kyok, p1, k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2, sm) 13 times, p1, kyok, p1, sm, k3.

Row 50: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p11, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 51: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, yo, k2, ssk, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 52: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p11, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 53: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 54: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p11, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 55: K3, sm, (p1, kyok, p1, k2, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k2, sm) 13 times, p1, kyok, p1, sm, k3.

Row 56: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p11, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 57: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, yo, k2, sssk, k1, k3tog, k2, yo, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3. (193 sts)

Row 58: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p9, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 59: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, k1, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 60: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p9, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 61: K3, sm, (p1, kyok, p1, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, sm) 13 times, p1, kyok, p1, sm, k3.

Row 62: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p9, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 63: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, k1, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 64: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p9, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 65: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, yo, k1, sssk, k1, k3tog, k1, yo, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3. (167 sts)

Row 66: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p7, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 67: K3, sm, (p1, kyok, p1, k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p1, kyok, p1, sm, k3.

Row 68: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p7, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 69: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 70: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p7, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 71: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 72: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p7, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 73: K3, sm, (p1, kyok, p1, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, sm) 13 times, p1, kyok, p1, sm, k3.

Row 74: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p7, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 75: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 76: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p7, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 77: K3, sm, (p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, sm) 13 times, p1, ktbl, p1, ktbl, p1, sm, k3.

Row 78: K3, sm, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm, (p7, k1, ptbl, k1, ptbl, k1, sm) 13 times, k3.

Row 79: K3, sm, (ssp, k1, p2tog, k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k1, sm) 13 times, ssk, k1, p2tog, sm, k3. (139 sts)

Switch to CC.

Rows 80-82: Knit all sts.

BO Row: *P2tog, slip the st back onto left-hand needle; rep from * until all the sts have been worked.

Finishing

Block to dimensions.

Weave in ends. Enjoy!

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