Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Simple Shawlette knit in 220 Superwash Paints

220 Superwash Paints has been in our line for a while, but I haven't had time to pay attention to it until recently.  I found a subtle color combination that would be lovely for spring and summer.  It was important to see what one skein would create, but I wanted it to be adaptable to be larger - so the Simple Shawlette was created. 
It is worked from 3 stitches from the center of the edge and can be made to whatever size the knitter desires.  One skein made a shawlette that is about 32" across the top and 14" deep at the point.  Two to three skeins would make quite a respectable sized shawl.
So here is the pattern:
Materials:
- 1 skein 220 Superwash Paints (shown in 9942)
- US 7 needles
- 2 stitch markers

Abbreviations:
- K - Knit
- YO - Yarn Over
- pm - Place Marker
- sm - Slip Marker
- K2Tog - Knit 2 Together

CO 3 stitches
Row 1 - K1, YO, [pm]K1 [pm] YO, K1
Row 2 - Knit
Row 3 - K1, YO,K1, YO [sm]K1 [sm] YO, K1, YO, K1
Row 4 - Knit

Start Pattern -
Row 1 - K1, YO, Knit to Marker, YO, [sm] K1 [sm] YO, K to last stitch, YO, K1
Row 2 - Knit
Do 5 times

Lacey rows
Row 1 - K1, YO, K1,YO, [K2Tog, YO] to marker [sm] K1 [sm] [YO, K2tog] to last 2 stitches, YO, K1, YO, K1
Row 2 - Knit
Do 2 times

Switch between 2 patterns until reach desired length
Bind off loosely