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:) About the Pattern:

One size fits most adults

Difficulty level: Beginner {super easy!}

Knits up in about 30-36 hours

Includes a written pattern, no chart

Knit flat

Garter stitch

Increase stitch

Decrease stitch

Short rows


:) Materials Needed:

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Approximately 625-650 yards of a DK weight yarn

I used Sheepaca by Wool and the Gangicon, which is discontinued

{or you can use their Sugar Baby Alpacaicon}

Size 7 {4.5mm} needles with a 24” cable, or longer

Darning Needle, or tool of choice to weave in ends

A pair of Craft Scissors

Dimensions: 76″ {193cm} x 18” {46cm}

Gauge: 19 sts & 38 rows per 4” {10cm} square


Notes:

This shawl is reversible, both sides are the same.

Knit from tip to tip {left to right/right to left} using short rows.

This shawl doesn’t need to be blocked. :)


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Pattern:

CO 1 stitch

To increase:

Row 1: KFB

Row 2: *K*

Row 3: *K*

Row 4: *K*

Row 5: KFB *K*

Repeat rows 2-5 until it measures 37” {94mm}, or desired length.

{approx. 83 STS, if you’re gauge is the same as mine.}


Tip:

Place a removable stitch marker on the edge that you’re increasing as a reminder to increase a stitch.

You’ll want to move it every 15, or so, rows so it keeps reminding you :)


To decrease:

Row 1: *K*

Row 2: *K*

Row 3: *K*

Row 4: K1, SKP, *K*

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have 4 STS


Tip:

You’ll want to keep moving that stitch marker on the decrease side too.


Note:

If you forget to increase on a row that’s okay, just increase on the row after the next {still on the same side as your stitch marker}.

And then continue in pattern.

Just remember to forget to decrease a row on the other side, in about the same place, so that both sides match ;)

This is a very forgiving pattern!

To end:

Row 1-3: *K*

Row 4: K1, SKP, K1 {3 STS remaining}

Row 5: K1, SKP {2 STS remaining}

Row 6: SKP {1 STS remaining}

Blocking:

This shawl doesn’t need to be blocked. :)

However, I lightly block mine by spritzing it with water, patting it dry with a towel and then laying it flat to dry. {I didn’t pin it to a certain size}

According to this article, you can block it to be crescent shaped. I had plans to make this a crescent shaped shawl, but I fell in love with it just the way it is. I’d love to see your shawl when you’re finished, tag it #grabngoshawl so I can find it :)


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Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

KFB – knit the stitch, before slipping off, knit another stitch into the back of the same stitch, slip to right needle

SKP – Slip 1 stitch {purl-wise}, Knit 1 stitch, Pass slipped stitch over the knitted stitch

STS – stitches

Gauge:


Storytime:

This was a wonderfully peaceful & easy (& exciting) shawl to knit.

It slowly grows by adding 1 new stitch every forth row until your desired width and then you decrease every fourth row until you have 1 stitch left.

It becomes a cozy, elongated triangle shawl or cowl, depending on your mood and/or weather.

This was a 2-fold knitting project, the first half was peaceful and the second half was exhilarating.

While knitting the second half, my excitement grew with each decrease row because it meant that I was one row closer to wrapping up in it :)


Confession: Me vs the garter stitch *heavy sigh*

Once upon a time, in two thousand and eleven, I learned how to knit.

I refused to knit anything using the garter stitch, the stitch where you knit every row, front and back.

It was just too simple… it was for newbies.

{Clearly I was in denial of being a beginner knitter.}

However, now as a seasoned knitter I’m finally embracing the garter stitch.

And I’m in love!

The garter stitch creates the perfect texture, stretch and squish for any cozy project. {in my humble opinion.}

Have you been avoiding the garter stitch because it was too easy?

I was. If you’re stubborn like me I give you full permission to try this “beginner” stitch and love it…

I would like to encourage you to try it and let me know your thoughts in the comments below :)

Do you like, love, or dislike the Garter Stitch?

Ask a question or share your opinion


 

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