24 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st with smaller needle (blocked). To save time, take time to check gauge.
Shawl is shaped by using short rows; gaps between short rows are closed using decreases, not by wrapping stitches.
This stunning striped triangular shawl is shaped using short rows. It’s the perfect garment for those crisp fall evenings.
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.
When changing colors, do not cut yarn; carry yarn that’s not in use loosely along edge of shawl.
Using larger needle and A, cast on 360 sts, using cable cast-on (see page 79).
Change to smaller needle. Rows 1 (RS)–6: Knit.
Shape piece using short rows as follows: Rows 7 and 8: With B, k8, turn; purl to end. Rows 9 and 10: Knit to 1 st before gap created by previous turn, ssk (closing gap), k3, turn; purl to end. Rows 11 and 12: With A, knit to 1 st before gap, ssk, k3, turn; knit to end. Rows 13 and 14: Rep Rows 11 and 12. Rows 15–18: With C, rep [Rows 9 and 10] twice. Rows 19–22: With A, rep [Rows 11 and 12] twice. Rows 23–26: With B, rep [Rows 9 and 10] twice. Rows 27–30: With A, rep [Rows 11 and 12] twice. Rows 31–34: With C, rep [Rows 9 and 10] twice. Rows 35–178: Rep [Rows 19–34] 9 times. Rows 179–182: With A, rep [Rows 11 and 12] twice. Row 183: Knit to 1 st before gap, ssk, knit to end. Row 184: Knit. Using larger needle, bind off loosely.
Pull-Through Hole With RS facing, using smaller needle and A, pick up and knit an even number of sts across wide end of shawl, working at a rate of 3 sts for every 4-row St st stripe and 2 sts in each garter st stripe. Row 1 (WS): Knit. Rows 2 and 3: K2tog to end. Row 4: Knit. Row 5: K2tog to end. Row 6: Knit. Bind off all sts. Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail. With RS facing, abut edges of 6 rows just worked.
Form hole as follows: Beg at outer edge, sew edges tog for a total of about 1 inch. Weave in ends and trim. Block to measurements.