Knitted Shift Shawl

Imagine a cozy, handcrafted shawl that drapes elegantly over your shoulders, adding a touch of warmth and style to any outfit. This beautifully crafted piece is made using intricate knitting techniques, resulting in a luxurious texture that is both soft and comfortable to wear. The shift design of the shawl allows for easy styling, whether you prefer to wear it casually draped over your shoulders or wrapped around your neck for added warmth. The timeless design of the shawl makes it a classic addition to your wardrobe, adding a touch of sophistication to any ensemble. Whether you're heading out for a casual day of running errands or dressing up for a special occasion, this knitted shawl is sure to become a staple piece that you reach for time and time again.

Materials:

  • 1 skein each of 3 different colors of Cascade 220 Fingering (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 273 yds/50 g) - shown in 9593(A). 9332(B), 9594(C)
  • US 9 needles - I used a 32" Circular so I wouldn't struggle with the stitches falling off as it grew
  • 2 Stitch Markers
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

  • YO - Yarn Over
  • pm - Place Marker
  • sm - Slip Marker
  • K2Tog - Knit 2 Together
  • SSK - Slip, Slip, Knit
  • K - Knit

With Color A, cast on 4 stitches (Double Stranded).

Set-up

1 - K1, YO, pm, K2, pm, YO, K1

2 - K

3 - K1, YO, K1, YO, sm, K2, sm, YO, K1, YO, K1

4 - K

Pattern A -

1 - K1, YO, K to marker, YO, sm, K2, sm, YO, K to last stitch, YO, K1

2 - K

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 a total of 7 times (14 rows)

Pattern B -

1 - K1, YO, K1 *[YO, SSK] - repeat from * to marker, YO, sm, K2, sm, YO, *[SSK, YO] - repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K1, YO, K1

2 - K3, *[K2Tog, YO] - repeat from * to 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, K2, sm, K1, *[YO, K2Tog] - repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K3

Knit rows 1 & 2 - 2 times (4 rows)

Complete Pattern A and Pattern B 2 times (total 40 rows from cast on edge) (A+A)

Cut 1 strand of Color A with enough tail to weave in and add 1 strand of Color B (A+B) - Complete Pattern A and Pattern B 1 time (18 rows)

Cut 1 strand of Color A with enough tail to weave in and add 1 strand of Color B (B+B)

- Complete Pattern A and Pattern B 1 time (18 rows)

Cut 1 strand of Color B with enough tail to weave in and add 1 strand of Color C (B+C) - Complete Pattern A and Pattern B 1 time (18 rows)

Cut 1 strand of Color C with enough tail to weave in and add 1 strand of Color C (C+C) - Complete Pattern A (14 rows)

Bind off loosely

Weave in ends.

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