Willow Crescent Shawlette

This lightweight accessory is an interesting knit, yet is simple to work up. Various solid or solid-looking yarns will work well with this summertime favorite. Dress up any outfit with this vivid coral shawl.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 65” wide along top edge; 13” deep in center

Gauge: 23 sts x 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Trellis Border patt after wet blocking; 18 sts x 33 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Universal Yarn Little Bird (100% microfiber acrylic; 344 yards [315 meters]/100 grams): #106 Go-Go Coral (2 balls)
Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 36” circular needles
Notions: Markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked from the bottom up. First the Trellis Border is worked. Then the shawl is shaped into a crescent using short-rows and decreases.
In short-row sections, slip all sts pwise with yarn to the WS of the work.

Abbreviations

patt: pattern
k2tog: knit 2 together
RH: right hand
LH: left hand
tbl: through the back loop
sl: slip
ssk: slip slip knit
ssp: slip slip purl
w&t: wrap and turn

Special Stitches

Trellis Border (multiple of 10 sts + 5)
Row 1 (RS): [P1, k1 tbl] 2 times, * p2, sl 1, k2, pass slipped st over both knit sts, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2 (WS): K1, * p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k2, p1, yo, p1, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, [p1 tbl, k1] 2 times.
Row 3: [P1, k1 tbl] 2 times, * p2, k3, p2, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl; rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 4: K1, * p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, k2, p3, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, [p1 tbl, k1] 2 times.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Trellis Border patt.

Vikkel Braid (any number of sts)
On the RS: * K1 tbl of second st on LH needle, then knit the first st on LH needle through the front loop, slide both sts to RH needle, slip the last st on the RH needle back to the LH needle; rep from *.
On the WS: * Purl the second st on LH needle through the front loop, then knit the first st on LH needle through the front loop, slide both sts to RH needle, slip the last st on the RH needle back to the LH needle; rep from *.

Pattern

Border

CO 455.
Work Row 4 of Trellis Border patt, then rep Rows 1-4 of patt, 9 times, then rep Row 1, 1 more time.
Dec row (WS): K1, * p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl, ssk, p1, yo, p1, k2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, [p1 tbl, k1] 2 times. (365 sts rem)
Work a RS row of Vikkel Braid patt. Work a WS row of Vikkel Braid patt. Break yarn.

Short-Row Section 1

With RS facing, sl 178 sts. Reattach yarn.
Row 1 (RS): K7, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p5, ssp, p7, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k12, k2tog, k7, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p19, ssp, p7, turn.
Rows 5-44: Cont in patt as est’d, closing the gap with k2tog or ssp and then working for 7 more sts before turning again.
Row 45: Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap, k2tog, knit to end, turn.
Row 46: Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap, ssp, purl to end, turn.
320 sts rem.
Work a WS row of Vikkel Braid patt. Work a RS row of Vikkel Braid patt.

Short-Row Section 2

Knit 3 rows, slipping the first st of each row. Break yarn. With RS facing, sl 154 sts. Reattach yarn.
Row 1 (RS): K12, w&t.
Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, k11, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k10, k2tog, k11, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, k21, ssk, turn.
Rows 5-24: Cont in patt as est’d, closing the gap with k2tog or ssk and then working for 11 more sts before turning again.
Row 25: Sl 1, knit to 1 st before gap, k2tog, knit to end, turn.
Row 26: Sl 1, purl to 1 st before gap, ssp, purl to end, turn. (296 sts rem)
Bind Off Row: Cast on 3 sts using the knitted CO, * k2, k2tog tbl (1 st BO from shawl body), slip these 3 sts back to left needle; rep from * until 1 st from shawl body rem, k2, BO 1, k2tog tbl, BO rem st. 

Finishing

Weave in ends and block. yarn ball

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