Reading Shawl Knitting Pattern
I designed this as a birthday present for one of my best girlfriends. It’s a big shawl, perfect for the cool fall days in the bay area, and great for curling up on the couch to read with. It knits up with huge needles and only 3 balls of yarn. Can’t go wrong there!
3 balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn, 3 colors (pictured: oatmeal, barley, taupe)
1 set size US 19 ( 15.0 mm) knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Gauge for 4″x4″:
7 sts by 8 rows
55″ width x 35″ length
Gauge and dimension are not critical in this piece, and dimensions can be altered by adding or decreasing stitches and rows to create desired length and width.
Row 1: Starting with Color 1 (C1) and using the long-tail method, cast on 60 sts. Leave C1 to the side.
Row 2: Pick up Color 2 (C2) and k 60 sts. Leave C2 to the side.
Row 3: Pick up Color 3 (C3) and k 60 sts. Leave C3 to the side.
Row 4: Carry up C1, *k1, yo*, repeat * 58 times, k.
Row 5: Carry up C2, *k1, drop 1*, repeat * 58 times, k.
Row 6: Carry up C3, k 60 sts.
Row 7: Carry up C1, k 60 sts.
Row 8: Carry up C2, *k1, yo*, repeat * 58 times, k.
Row 9: Carry up C3, *k1, drop 1*, repeat * 58 times, k.
Row 10: Carry up C1, k 60 sts.
Row 11: Carry up C2, k 60 sts.
Row 12: Carry up C3, *k1, yo*, repeat * 58 times, k..
Row 13: Carry up C1, *k1, drop 1*, repeat * 58 times, k.
Row 14: Carry up C2, k 60 sts.
Row 15: Carry up C3, k 60 sts.
Rows 16 – 60: repeat rows 4-15.
Rows 61 – 75: repeat rows 4-14.
Row 76: Carry up C3, bind off. Weave in ends.
More shawls I’ve knit in different colors:
About the Designer
Megan is a California native who has returned to her beloved home state! Her love of handcrafted goods, art, and design keep her quite busy, with several projects usually going at once. She is a self-proclaimed “craft nerd,” and enjoys being able to continue to learn and develop her skills as an artist. Visit her blog at http://www.theartofmegan.com or her etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/shop/theartofmegan.