Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A new free pattern: Wrapped in Clouds Shawl/Scarf v1

Today I have a new pattern for all my knitters out there. It's a very simple pattern that creates a gorgeous, warm shawl, just in time for the cold weather. I actually finished this last year but only got the chance to write it up and put it up now. Here it is, the "Wrapped in Clouds Shawl/Scarf". Thanks to my friend Johanna P. for modeling this at work about a year ago!! The pattern has also been added to Ravelry here.

 Wrapped in Clouds Shawl/Scarf


A friend of mine saw a shawl similar to this somewhere and asked me to recreate it. I did my best to imitate the look of the shawl, but I cannot for sure say that it’s the same shawl. I thought I’d share the pattern with anyone who might be interested in a light but warm shawl made by striping thin cotton yarn with bulky single ply wool yarn. Because of the lightness of the bulky wool, this shawl can also be worn as a scarf by wrapping it around your neck. The finished product is classy and elegant for very little work.

Finished Size
12 inches x 60 inches

Yarn
DROPS Eskimo (100% wool; 54 yd [50m]/50g): #01 Off White, 6 skeins (MC)
Aunt Lydia’s Fashion Crochet Size 3 (150yds) White & Ecru, 1-2 balls(CC)

Needles
US 13 (10mm) circular needle (at least 24 inches)

Gauge
8 stitches and 11 rows = 10cm/4 inches
Adjust needle size to obtain gauge. Gauge is not terribly important so if you want a loftier shawl, go up to a US #15 needle.

Notions
Tapestry needle
Crochet hook I (5.50mm)






 

Instructions
Cast on 40 stitches or any number of stitches to give you width with the MC, and knit 4 rows.
r1: Knit across with MC.
r2: Slide the stitches to the other side of the row and knit across using the CC.
r3: Purl across using the MC.
r4: Slide the stitches across and purl across using the CC.

Note: Please make sure to carry along the non-working yarn when knitting each row, to keep the edge wrapped up and neat.

Keep knitting in this manner until the shawl is almost as long as you want it, ending with a purl row in the CC. Knit 4 rows with the MC and bind off loosely with MC.

Finishing
With MC, make a single crochet edging all around the shawl to neaten the edges. Weave in ends, soak the shawl and block.

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