When the lovely Ali from Butterfly Bright sent me some yarn to play with I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it – and so Rheidol Shawl was born, named after the river that flows past my family home in Wales. Now you can make yourself one!
pm = place marker
sm = slip marker
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 together
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
RN – right needle
LN – left needle
Using 4mm needles
2 Balls of Amitola by Louise Harding (any self striping yarn would work well for this).
Cast on 3, knit 6 rows, at the end of the last row, do not turn your work, but pick up and knit 3 stitches along the side of your garter stitch tab, and 3 stitches along the cast on edge giving you 9 stitches in total.
Now follow this simple repeat alternating between the two balls of yarn every two rows:
1. k3, pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1, pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, k3
2. k3, sm, purl to last 3 sts, sm, k3
3. k3, sm, yo, k to first marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo knit to next marker, yo, sm, k3
4. k3, sm, purl to last 3 sts, sm, k3
Repeat rows 3 and 4 for as long as you like, this forms the basis of the triangle shawl.
The eyelet rows are made by keeping the k3, yo at the start followed by k2tog, yo repeated across the row to the centre, yo, sm, yo (for the middle) the continue K2tog, yo to the last 3 stitches, sm knit 3.
You can choose to do this once or repeated on RS rows whilst keeping WS rows as row 4.
Finally, I used a picot cast off (make sure you leave yourself enough yarn as it uses approximately 3 times as much yarn as a standard cast off.
Picot cast off – *cast on 2 stitches, cast off 3 stitches, put the
stitch on the RN back onto the LN and repeat from *. There is a great
you tube tutorial to help with this here.
You will need to block your shawl once it is finished, I would suggest doing this by immersing it in luke warm water (not hot!), then wringing it out as best as you can, I help this along a bit by wrapping it in a towel and then jumping on it!
Then you can start pinning it out into your desired shape. I pin mine to the carpet in my sewing room, but you can also buy special blocking mats from Amazon and other retailers if you prefer.
If you do have a go at this or any other of my patterns, I would love to see the results!
Thanks for popping by,
Love Happy Thimble xxx