Sunday, 23 June 2013

FREE knitting pattern for Summer Breeze Shawlette

NOTE:  2 skeins will render a shawlette measuring approx.  17.5" at widest width and 72" in length.

Cast On (CO) 1 stitch (st)  Now you are set up to knit from the left to the right needle on the circular in flat knitting style, turning your work to knit in rows.
Row 1: Knit (K) into the front and back of the stitch (Kfb). (2 sts on needle)
Row 2: Kfb twice. (4 sts)
Row 3: Kfb, k2, kfb. (6 sts)
Row 4 and all other rows:  Kfb the first and last st of every row. K all other sts.
After knitting 2 skeins, Bind Off (BO) all sts loosely, in a stretchy BO of your choice.
FINSHING Weave in ends.  Block to a long triangle shape.

This shawlette/scarf is fast and easy and fun to knit. It's is a great beginner project. It's also great for Zen knitting for more advanced knitters.

Yarn:  2 skeins (50gr/142meters) Noro Ayatori  (60% wool, 40% silk) yarn. Color:
Needles: One 24" or longer circular needle, size US size 8/5.0 mm.  Gauge is not important and you can go up or down in needle size to suite your own style.
Tapestry needle: to weave in ends.
The triangle shape starts with one stitch and is knitted in garter stitch (knit every row) with a circular needle to hold lots of stitches as the triangle grows.

Antarctica Knitters would carry this in their travel backpack as a light,versatile accessory for travels after their work on the "Ice".
Start with at least 2 skeins of yarn, more if you like. Just knit until you are tired of it and bind off all stitches, block to shape and enjoy.

We always encourage you to UNfollow the instructions.  If you want to knit a shawlette/scarf that looks like the one in the photos, the pattern is provided. 

If you are adventurous, let this be a jumping off point for your own design.  Add a border.  Use a different yarn.  Change the needle size.  Do your own thing and see these instructions as a guideline.

1 comment:

  1. This is the shawl you were talking about the other day. I love it! It's so easy too and it looks great in the Noro yarn. I definitely need to make this scarf...perhaps when MY summertime gets a bit closer, hee hee.


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