Striped Asym­me­try

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Andi Ja­vori


24 sts and 40 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st with smaller nee­dle (blocked). To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pat­tern Notes

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.

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