Sunday, January 8

Pirouettes Shawl to knit

Like a graceful ballerina turning round and round in pirouettes, this crescent shaped shawl turns back and forth with short rows that form the gentle curve in this shawl. No need to wrap and turn your short rows. Just snug up the slipped stitch as you get to it or read the tutorial I've included for another "no wrap" method of dealing with them.

This design shows off yarn with long color runs or will tame those bright variegated colorways that can be hard to work with.

This shawl is one of the results of playing with sideways garter stitch last summer. (Unfortunately, an injury to my right wrist this past fall has really slowed down my knitting (and crocheting) and the pace at which this design was finished. My wrist is much better but still not 100%.)

This quick-to-knit and easy shawl is knit sideways in garter stitch (no purling required). The lace edging is worked as you knit the shawl. When you're done knitting, tuck in the ends and you're good to go! No blocking necessary unless you want to do it.

I used 3 balls of Noro Aya with size 9 (5.5 mm) knitting needles for this shawl (about 450 yards of worsted weight yarn). Finished size was 48" along the neckline x 18" deep at the center back. I didn't block it. Because of the silk and cotton in the yarn I chose, my shawl has stretched quite a bit as I've worn it.

It's gotten a lot of wear since I knit it. I get a lot of compliments on it. It keeps the chill off your shoulders, looks good draped over a coat, and doubles as a hooded scarf if you place the lace edge around your face and wrap the "arms" of the shawl around your neck.

The four page pattern is available as a instant download for $3.99 through my Ravelry pattern store. Click on the link below. You can view my store page even if you are not a member of Ravelry. Have fun!

Simple Knits pattern store click here

3 comments:

Bibliocat said...

It looks lovely. I love your patterns.

MUDNYC said...

Vicki it's beautiful! When I first saw the post title, I thought it said "Prostitues Shawl..." Yikes! But it made me click on it quick...hope you are well out in IN!

KnitOn said...

Love how those colors look all together!