Wish You Well Shawl

This slender crescent shawl has an open wave cable and a border of flower bulbs. Autumn is around the corner which means it’s time to have a shawl to cover your shoulders as you venture outside to take photos of the sunset.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 51½” wide x 14½” deep

This is the size of the sample, please keep in mind the size of your shawl will vary depending on your yarn yardage.

Gauge: 13 sts and 16 rows = 2” [5 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Gauge is not necessarily crucial, it is more important to work the three sections (increase, even, and decrease) in approximate 33% increments, requiring a yarn scale, and working the shawl according to your own yarn skein’s yardage.

Materials

Yarn:

super fine weight yarn Cherry Tree Hill Yarn Supersock Select (100% Merino; 420 yards [384 meters]/100 grams): Struggle for Acceptance, 1 skein

Needles: US size 5 (3.75mm): straight or circular needles.

Notions: 1 Marker; tapestry needle

Abbreviations

rs= right side

ws= wrong side

CO= cast on

BO= bind off

pm= place marker

sm= slip marker

st(s)= stitch(es)

cn= cable needle

inc’d= increased

dec’d= decreased

sl1= slip one stitch purl-wise (as if to purl)

k= knit

p= purl

kfb= increase one stitch using knit one front and back increase.

k2tog= knit two stitches together (knit 2 stitches together)

p2tog= purl two stitches together (purl 2 stitches together)

ssk= slip, slip, knit (slip 2 sts as if to knit, k2tog through the back loop)

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

yo = yarn over

Special Stitches

BC – slip 2 sts to cn, hold in back, k2 sts, k2 from cn.

K1S7TTR (knit 1, slip 7 to the right) – k1, return that stitch back to the left hand needle and with the point of the right hand needle, pass the last 7 stitches, one at a time, over this stitch and off the needle. Slip that stitch back to the right hand needle.

Pattern Notes

This shawl is worked sideways. It is increased over approximately the first 25% of the skein, worked even over the next approximate 50%, and then decreased the rest of the yarn’s weight.

You will need to weigh your yarn on a yarn scale before and as you knit this shawl.

The shawl is divided up into two sections: The BODY and the BORDER.

The BODY: The Body is the “Increase/Even/Decrease Section”. The stitch count will increase 1 stitch every other row. By the end of each 16-row repeat, you will have increased 8 stitches. Increase until you have used 25% of your yarn’s weight. Then work this next section even, meaning no more increases until you have used 75% of the yarn’s total weight. Once you have 25% of your yarn’s weight remaining, decrease 1 stitch every other row. By the end of each repeat, you will have decreased 8 stitches.

The BORDER: The Border’s stitch counts will increase and then decrease, creating the bottom pattern on the shawl. These stitch counts can be found at the end of each row in the written instructions and alongside the chart on the left.

Once you have successfully decreased back to the original 21 stitches, follow finishing instructions.

Please pay special attention to the ssp (slip, slip purl) stitch. This stitch is purled through the BACK loop.

Please remember, you need to repeat the sections according to your own yarn skein yardage.                       

Pattern

CO 21 sts.

Set-up Row 1: K5, pm, K16 – 21 sts.

Set-up Row 2: Knit – 21 sts.

Increasing Section

Work the Increase Section, repeating Rows 1-16 until you have used approximately 1/4 of your yarn’s total weight, ending on Row 16.

Row 1: Sl1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k1, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st inc’d; Border 17 sts.

Row 2: Yo, k2tog, p8, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 17 sts.

Row 3: Sl1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k2, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st inc’d; Border 18 sts.

Row 4: Yo, k2tog, p9, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 18 sts.

Row 5: Sl1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k3, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st inc’d; Border 19 sts.

Row 6: Yo, k2tog, p10, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 19 sts.

Row 7: Sl1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k4, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st inc’d; Border 20 sts.

Row 8: Yo, k2tog, p11, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 20 sts.

Row 9: Sl1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, p1, BC, p2, k5, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st inc’d; Border 21 sts.

Row 10: Yo, k2tog, p12, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 21 sts.

Row 11: Sl1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k6, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st inc’d; Border 22 sts.

Row 12: Yo, k2tog, p13, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 22 sts.

Row 13: Sl1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k7, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st inc’d; Border 23 sts.

Row 14: Yo, k2tog, p14, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 23 sts.

Row 15: Sl1, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k8, yo, K1S7TTR – Body – 1 st inc’d; Border 17 sts.

Row 16: P2tog, p8, sm, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 16 sts.

Even Section

Work the Even Section, repeating Rows 1-16 until you have used approximately 3/4 of your yarn’s total weight, ending on Row 16.

Row 1: Sl1, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k1, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Border 17 sts.

Row 2: Yo, k2tog, p8, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 17 sts.

Row 3: Sl1, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k2, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Border 18 sts.

Row 4: Yo, k2tog, p9, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 18 sts.

Row 5: Sl1, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k3, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Border 19 sts.

Row 6: Yo, k2tog, p10, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3. ((Border 19)

Row 7: Sl1, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k4, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Border 20 sts.

Row 8: Yo, k2tog, p11, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 20 sts

Row 9: Sl1, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p1, BC, p2, k5, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Border 21 sts.

Row 10: Yo, k2tog, p12, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 21 sts.

Row 11: Sl1, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k6, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Border 22 sts.

Row 12: Yo, k2tog, p13, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 22 sts.

Row 13: Sl1, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k7, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Border 23 sts.

Row 14: Yo, k2tog, p14, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain k3 – Border 23 sts.

Row 15: Sl1, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k8, yo, K1S7TTR – Border 17 sts.

Row 16: P2tog, p8, sm, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 16 sts.

Decreasing Section

Work the Decrease Section, repeating Rows 1-16 using the remaining approximate 1/4 of your yarn. Work Rows 1-16 decreasing. Once you have successfully decreased back to the original 21 stitches, follow the Finishing instructions below.

Row 1: Sl1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k1, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st dec’d; Border 17 sts.

Row 2: Yo, k2tog, p8, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 17 sts.

Row 3: Sl1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k2, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st dec’d; Border 18 sts.

Row 4: Yo, k2tog, p9, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 18 sts.

Row 5: Sl1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k3, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st dec’d; Border 19 sts.

Row 6: Yo, k2tog, p10, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain k3 – Border 19 sts.

Row 7: Sl1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k4, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st dec’d; Border 20 sts.

Row 8: Yo, k2tog, p11, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 20 sts.

Row 9: Sl1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, p1, BC, p2, k5, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st dec’d; Border 21 sts.

Row 10: Yo, k2tog, p12, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 21 sts.

Row 11: Sl1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k6, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st dec’d; Border 22 sts.

Row 12: Yo, k2tog, p13, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 22 sts.

Row 13: Sl1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k7, (yo, ssk) 3 times, (yo) twice, k2tog – Body – 1 st dec’d; Border 23 sts.

Row 14: Yo, k2tog, p14, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain k3. (Border 23)

Row 15: Sl1, knit to 2 sts before marker, ssp, sm, p1, ssk, yo, k2, p2, k8, yo, K1S7TTR – Body – 1 st dec’d; Border 17 sts.

Row 16: P2tog, p8, sm, k2, p2tog, yo, p2, k1, sm, k1, purl until 3 sts remain, k3 – Border 16 sts.

Finishing

Knit 2 rows.

BO, weave in ends and block. Enjoy!

Chart Instructions

Chart Notes

RS (Right Side) (ODD numbered rows) – The chart is read from right to left.

WS (Wrong Side) (EVEN numbered rows) – The chart is read from left to right.

The stitch marker is placed where the RED LINE is on the chart.

CO 21.

Set-up Row 1: K5, pm, K16 – 21 sts.

Set-up Row 2: Knit – 21 sts.

Start working from the increase chart repeating Rows 1-16 increasing every other row in the body section until you have used close to 25% of your yarn.

Once you have ended increasing on Row 16, continue in pattern working even section, no longer doing the kfb increases, knit to marker making no increases.

Work even until you have used almost 75% of your yarn’s total weight.

Once you have ended working even on Row 16, start decreasing.

Continue in pattern with the decrease chart below, working Rows 1-16, decreasing every other row in the body section.

Once you have successfully decreased back to the original 21 stitches, follow finishing instructions.

Finishing

Knit 2 rows.

BO, weave in ends and block. Enjoy!yarn ball

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