Five delightful and innovative shawl patterns fill our Shawls 2016 Collection.
The ubiquitous brick textures in Portland, Maine, were the inspiration for this lightweight shawl in Finch by Leila Raabe. Knitted sideways on the bias, beginning at one side point and widening to the opposite side, the simple textured border takes half its stitches from the wide edge of the final row and picks up along the side of the rows to create the finishing touches for this nearly-symmetrical triangle.
77" [195.5 cm] wingspan and 17" [43 cm] deep
finch / damson 149 / 4 skeins / Note: The sample used almost all of 3 skeins. An extra skein is required for swatching purposes.
32" circular in size US 8 [5 mm]
19 sts and 38 rows = 4" [10 cm] in brick pattern, after blocking
Long-tail (link provided); increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.
Take flight in this graceful, wing-like shawl knitted in Tern. Paper Bird features ribbing and bias stitching, the combination of which calls to mind unfolded origami, the designer’s inspiration taken from the classic story of folding 1,000 paper cranes.
60" [152.5 cm] long and 42" [106.5 cm] at widest point
tern / rose quartz 422 / 5 skeins / Note: The sample used almost all of 4 skeins. An extra skein is required for swatching.
24" circular in size US 5 [3.75 mm]
22 sts and 33 rows = 4" [10 cm] in reverse stockinette stitch, after blocking
Long-tail cast on (link provided); increasing, decreasing.
Delicate and light, Serena is the perfect accessory for chilly nights. Worked in weightless Piper, this bias-knitted triangular shawl has an asymmetric shape with subtly textured details and an elegant horseshoe lace and picot-edged border.
76" [193 cm] wingspan and 32½" [82.5 cm] deep
piper / pampa 615 / 3 skeins
32" circular in size US 6 [4 mm] / one dpn in size US 6 [4 mm]
18 sts and 29 rows = 4" [10 cm] in texture pattern, after blocking
Increasing, decreasing. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.
Shifting tones of Piper held double create a beautiful garter-stitch fabric that’s both substantial and airy. Taking cues from ever-changing sunlit seascapes, Katrine Birkenwasser worked up this design with two strands of Piper, changing colors one strand at a time for a subtle, shifting marled effect over this short-row shaped, asymmetrical triangle shawl.
88" [223.5 cm] wingspan and 27" [68.5 cm] deep at center
piper / 2 skeins each / longhorn 601 / guadalupe 603 / coldspring 611
32" circular in size US 9 [5.5 mm]
16 sts and 30 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch with yarn held double, after blocking
Long-tail cast on, wrap-and-turn short rows (links provided); increasing, decreasing.
How about an essential summer shawl? Melanie Berg created this gorgeous, elongated triangle with our Cleaner Cotton™ Willet, using lacy openwork stitches offset by flowing ridges of garter stitch. Increasing on one side while decreasing away the other makes this one an easy, relaxing knit.
102" [259 cm] wingspan and 20" [51 cm] deep
willet / windlass 708 / 5 skeins
32" circular in size US 6 [4 mm]
16 sts and 40 rows = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch, after blocking
Long-tail and cable cast ons (links provided); increasing, decreasing.