Worked from the bottom up with short-row shaping, this crescent shawl features an easy lace pattern with a garter stitch body. Bulky-weight yarn makes this quick and cozy.
9 sts and 17 rows = 4 inches/10cm in garter st with smaller needle. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Easy Lace (multiple of 4 sts + 5) Row 1 (RS): K1, k2tog, yo, *k1, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 2 and all WS rows: K1, purl to last st, k1. Row 3: Knit. Row 5: K2, yo, *sk2p, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, ssk, k1. Row 7: Knit. Row 8: Purl. Rep Rows 1–8 for pat.
Picot Cast-On: Using the knitted caston method (see page 79), *cast on 4 sts, bind off 2 sts, slip st on RH needle back to LH needle; rep from * until all sts have been cast on. Stretchy Bind-Off: K2, slip sts from RH needle to LH needle and k2tog-tbl, *k1, sl 2 sts from the RH needle to LH needle, k2tog-tbl; rep from * until all sts have been bound off.
Shawl is worked from the bottom up.
There is no need to wrap turning stitches for the short rows (see page 79). The gap that’s created between stitches when the piece is turned to start a new short row is closed by a decrease worked on the following row.
With larger needle and using Picot Cast-on, cast on 169 sts.
Change to smaller needle and knit 2 rows. Border Work [Rows 1–8 of Easy Lace pat] 5 times. Dec row (RS): K1, k2tog, yo, *k1, yo, sk2p, k1, yo, sk2p, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k2—149 sts. Next row (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.
Knit 2 rows. Body Work short rows as follows: Short-Row Set 1 (RS): K83, turn; (WS): K17, turn. Short-Row Set 2 (RS): Knit to 1 st before turning gap, ssk, k2, turn; (WS): Knit to 1 st before turning gap, k2tog, k2, turn—2 sts dec. Rep [Short-Row Set 2] 21 times—105 sts. Knit 1 row. Using the Stretchy Bind-off, bind off all sts.
Weave in ends but do not trim flush to piece.
Block shawl to measurements, pinning picots as desired.
Trim any ends.