You’ll love the soft texture and beautiful drape as much as the unique construction.
Approx 50 inches wide x 32 inches long
• Classic Elite Yarns Magnolia (DK weight, 70% merino/30% silk; 120 yds/50g per ball): 5 balls bright orchid #5495 • Size 8 (5mm) 24- or 32-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge • 2 double-point or cable needles to graft final point (optional) • Stitch markers
17 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st (blocked). To save time, take time to check gauge.
Rib 5: On RS rows, work as k1, [p1, k1] twice; on WS rows, work as p1, [k1, p1] twice. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Slip next 2 sts, 1 at a time kwise, from LH needle to RH needle. Slip sts back to LH needle, keeping them twisted; p2tog-tbl.
Knit from 1 top corner to the opposite point, the shawl begins with welted garter ridges, followed by a rib pattern band, a stockinette stitch section and then graduated twisted-stitch rib panels. Two sides of the shawl have ribbed edges; the last few stitches are grafted together or joined with 3-needle bind-off (see page 127).
Using cable cast-on (see page 127), cast on 200 sts. Border Row 1 (RS): Purl. Row 2 (WS): Knit. Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2. Section 1: St st With Welting Row 1 (RS): Rib 5, ssk, k1, ssk, knit to last 5 sts, Rib 5—198 sts. Row 2 (WS): Rib 5, purl to last 5 sts, Rib 5. Row 3: Rep Row 1—196 sts. Row 4: Rib 5, knit to last 5 sts, Rib 5. Row 5: Rib 5, ssp, p1, ssp, purl to last 5 sts, Rib 5—194 sts. Rows 6–11: Work all WS rows as Row 2 and all RS rows as Row 1—188 sts. Rows 12 and 13: Rep Rows 4 and 5— 186 sts. Rows 14–21: Work all WS rows as Row 2 and all RS rows as Row 1—178 sts. Rows 22 and 23: Rep Rows 4 and 5— 176 sts. Rows 24–33: Work all WS rows as Row 2 and all RS rows as Row 1—166 sts. Rows 34 and 35: Rep Rows 4 and 5— 164 sts. Rows 36–47: Work all WS rows as Row 2 and all RS rows as Row 1—152 sts. Rows 48 and 49: Rep Rows 4 and 5— 150 sts. Rows 50–64: Work all WS rows as Row 2 and all RS rows as Row 1—136 sts.
Section 2: Diminishing Garter Rib Note: Ribbed edging continues throughout section on both RS and WS rows; maintain established pat (1x1 rib portion of pat will dec by 2 sts each RS row until it’s gone). Row 1 (RS): Rib 5, ssk, k1, ssk, [p1, k1] 5 times, p1, [k2, p2] 4 times, [k3, p3] 3 times, k3, [p4, k4] 3 times, [p5, k5] twice, p5, [p6, K6] twice, Rib 5—134 sts. Row 2 and all other WS rows: Rib 5, purl to last 5 sts, Rib 5.
Rows 3–12: Rep [Rows 1 and 2] 5 more times, maintaining selvage rib and continuing to dec along RH edge—124 sts. Row 13: Rib 5, ssk, k1, ssk, knit to last 5 sts, Rib 5—122 sts. Rows 15–58: Rep [Rows 13 and 14] 22 times—78 sts. Section 3: Twisted Ribbing Row 1: Rib 5, ssp, p1, ssp, p3, k1-tbl, p7, k1-tbl, p11, k1-tbl, p15, k1-tbl, p19, k1-tbl, k3, Rib 5—76 sts. Row 2: Rib 5, k3, p1-tbl, k19, p1-tbl, k15, p1-tbl, k11, p1-tbl, k7, p1-tbl, k6, Rib 5. Row 3: Rib 5, ssp, p1, ssp, p1, k1-tbl, p7, k1-tbl, p11, k1-tbl, p15, k1-tbl, p19, k1-tbl, k3, Rib 5—74 sts. Row 4: Rib 5, k3, p1-tbl, k19, p1-tbl, k15, p1-tbl, k11, p1-tbl, k7, p1-tbl, k4, Rib 5. Row 5: Rib 5, ssp, p1, ssp, p7, k1-tbl, p11, k1-tbl, p15, k1-tbl, p19, k1-tbl, k3, Rib 5— 72 sts. Row 6: Rib 5, k3, p1-tbl, k19, p1-tbl, k15, p1-tbl, k11, p1-tbl, k7, p1-tbl, k2, Rib 5. Rows 7–64: Continue to work established dec and pat for 58 more rows—14 sts. Section 4: Finishing Point Note: Forms Point B on Figure 1. Row 1: Rib 5, ssk, k2tog, Rib 5—12 sts. Row 2: [P1, k1] twice, p4, [k1, p1] twice. Row 3: [K1, p1] twice, ssk, k2tog, [p1, k1] twice—10 sts. Row 4: [P1, k1] twice, p2, [k1, p1] twice. Row 5: K1, p1, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, p1, k1— 8 sts. Row 6: P1, k1, p4, k1, p1.
With RS facing, divide sts in half and sew or graft tog using Kitchener st (see page 128) as follows: St 1 to st 8, st 2 to st 7, st 3 to st 6, and st 4 to st 5. You can also use a 3-needle bind-off if you prefer. Cut yarn and pull through final st.
Soak piece in cold water (allow silk to saturate fully) and very gently squeeze dry. Using pins or blocking wires, block straight across top at right selvage (side C on Figure 1) and pin out triangle sides by pulling left cast-on corner (point D on Figure 1) down to become bottom point of shawl. Allow to dry thoroughly and unpin. Weave in all ends.