Size: Approx. 84" wide at top x 34" deep
400 yds. worsted weight wool,
wool-blend or mohair-blend yarn
Samples shown in Queensland Collection Soft Comfort Mohair
(off-white multi) and Plymouth Yarns "Outback Wool" (blue multi)
Size 13 (9 mm) circular needles, 29" or longer
11 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 13 (9 mm) needles (before
beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), knit (K), purl (P),
repeat (rep), stitch (st), yarn over (yo)
Shawl is worked from center back neck outward. Increases at each
side and center back shape the shawl into a triangle.
Beginning at center back neck, cast on 5 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Row 1 (right side)(edge increases begin): K2, place marker, yo, K1,
yo, place marker, K2 (7 sts)
Row 2 (wrong side) and all even rows (no increases): K2, purl to
last 2 sts, K2, slipping all markers as you come to them.
Row 3 (edge increases continue): K2, sl marker, yo, K3, yo, sl
marker, K2 (9 sts)
Row 5 (edge increases continue): K2, sl marker, yo, K5, yo, sl
marker, K2 (11 sts)
Row 7 (edge increases continue and center increases begin): K2, sl
marker, yo, K2, yo, place marker, K3, place marker, yo, K2, yo, sl
marker, K2 (15 sts)
Row 9 (edge and center increases continue): K2, sl marker, yo, K4,
yo, sl marker, K3, sl marker, yo, K4, yo, sl marker, K2 (19 sts)
Row 11 (edge and center increases continue): K2, sl marker, yo, K6,
yo, sl marker, K3, sl marker, yo, K6, yo, sl marker, K2 (23 sts)
Continue to work in established pattern until shawl is desired
length, reserving enough yarn for final 8 rows and bind-off. Place
yo's on right side rows only as follows: yo after 1st and 3rd
markers, yo before 2nd and 4th markers. Stitches will increase
inside K2 edging at both sides of shawl and on both sides of center
3 sts. Work all wrong side rows as Row 2, and end on a wrong side
row before working border.
Border: Beginning on a right side row and maintaining yo increases
at markers, knit 4 rows.
Next row (right side): K2, sl marker, yo, K2, *yo, K2 tog, rep from
* to next marker, yo, sl marker, K1, yo, K1, yo, K1, sl next marker,
**yo, K2 tog, rep from ** to last 4 sts, yo, K2, yo, sl marker, K2.
Next row: Knit across.
Next row: Knit across, maintaining yo increases at markers.
Next row: Knit across.
Bind off VERY LOOSELY. Fasten off and weave in ends. Following
care instructions on yarn label, block shawl to shape and leave to
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