Versatility knows no bounds in this beautiful project. This simply constructed shawl creates a substantial material that can be draped over the shoulders in the cooler evenings, and its longer length makes it a cinch to wear in a cowl-like fashion as the winter months draw closer.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Approx. 31.5” / [80 cm] tall x 70.75” / [180 cm] long.
Gauge: 12 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] after a steam blocking
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Cotton Merino (50% Wool, 50% Cotton; 120 yards [110 meters]/50 grams): 13 Coral (8 balls)
Needles: 10.75 (7.0 mm)
Notions: Removable markers (1), tapestry needle
This pattern is worked from the widest part and decreased down.
Only two stitch types are used, hdc and slip stitch. The slip stitch is purely decorative and the returning Hdc row is worked in the top of the previous Hdc row. When turning for the Hdc row I have chosen to only ch1 as I prefer the edge that this creates, you can chain 2 if desired.
Pattern is easily adjustable to your preference
Row 1: Ch 2, work a Hdc chainless foundation for a total of 82 sts, turn.
(Alternative) Row 1: Ch 83, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in each ch across, turn. (82 Hdc in total)
Row 2: Sl St in top of first hdc (see photo 1), place marker on sl st (see photo 2), cont to end of row, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Hdc in 2nd st from the hook and each st across, final hdc in marked sl st (see photo 3), turn.
Row 4: Sl St in top of first hdc (move marker up), cont to end, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Hdc2tog in 2nd st from hook, hdc across, final hdc in marked sl st, turn. (81 hdc)
Rows 6-237: Rep Rows 2-5, 58 times. (23 sts)
Row 238: Sl st in top of first hdc (move marker up), cont to end, ch 1, turn.
Row 239: Hdc2tog in the 2nd st from the hook, hdc across, final hdc in marked sl st, turn. (22 hdc)
Rows 240- 281: Rep Rows 238-239, 21 times. (1 st)
Weave in all ends.
Block as needed.