Tes is a little garter stitch crescent shawl in two colors with a scalloped edge and picots. Designed specifically to be worn bandanna-style around your neck, it also makes a light shoulder covering for warmer weather.
Skills required: increasing, backwards-loop cast-on, short rows, knitted-on cast-on (for the picot bind-off)
Because of the short row scallops, resizing is not recommended, although you can use a heavier weight yarn for a larger shawl.
Finished measurements: approximately 152.5 cm wide and 35.5 cm deep after blocking
Gauge: 22 stitches to 10 cm of blocked garter stitch
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.
- Pattern for simple scalloped shawl, perfect for a cool spring or summer day
- Suitable for advanced beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Approximately 485 m of fingering-weight yarn: 385 m of the main color and 100 m of a contrasting color. Sample shown was knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino)
- 3.5 mm/US 4 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. A circular is best because of the number of stitches
- 12 locking stitch markers
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- Blocking supplies
If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!
I also love reading and hiking and spending time on Brier Island in Nova Scotia every summer.