Shawls! Who doesn’t love them! My problem is, what to do with all the left over bits, sometimes large bits. Like the remaining 25g of yarn after knitting the Le Weekende shawlette, or the 15g left from a Pebble Beach shawl?
So, here is my solution, it is by no means a new pattern, but just my way of expressing the method for knitting a multi striped asymetical shawl.
Using 4mm circular needles cast on 5 stitches in solid colour.
(Abbreviations – k=knit, kfb=knit front and back, k2tog=knit 2 together, skpo=slip one, knit one, pass slip stitch over, rs=right side, ws=wrong side).
Set up row
K1, kfb, k2tog, k1
Row 1 – (RS) Knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1
Row 2 – (WS) K1, kfb, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Repeat Row 1 and 2 until desired amount of solid has been knitted, I used approximately 25g. Change to next yarn on a right side row as follows:
Adding new colour row – K1, (yo, skpo) repeat to last 2 sts, kfb, k1
(*note this may not always work out exactly depending on how many stitches is on your row, but basically you need to make sure you have matched your yo’s with your skpo and still manage a kfb in the last but one stitch).
When you have used all your yarn or knitted to your desired size, bind off using Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy cast off – link here.
Finally, block your shawl however you wish!
Right I’m off to make another…
Thanks for popping by
Happy Thimble xxx