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Betiko

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a uniquely constructed shawl (or shawlette) for any weight yarn, with customization options galore

This pattern is part of the Betiko Collection, where it's joined by three other customizable shawls with the same construction.

  • modular construction in 4 parts, no seaming or picked up stitches
  • complete pattern for garter stitch edged version
  • second pattern is customizable, for plugging in other stitch patterns, with wavy version given
  • detailed instructions explain striping yarns through the sections
  • measurements given for small{medium, large} sizes with notes on adjusting for custom sizes
  • Betiko is a Basque name meaning eternal, as you can knit this shawl forever, different every time

A couple fun things about this pattern: regardless of how big you make your shawl, you’ll never cast on or bind off more than a couple inches worth of stitches. There is also no seaming, no picking up stitches, and only as many ends to weave in as the 2 ends of each yarn you use.

Included are two versions of the pattern; the first is for the most basic, garter stitch edged Betiko, written as a normal pattern. The second is a customizable version, which explains how you’d go about plugging in your choices of stitch patterns, and also tells you how to make the wavy version, with a waving ribbed top section and a simple lace wavy outer edge.

Any version of the pattern can be made with stripes if you choose, and any version can be made in the standard three sizes pictured, or any other size, by simply working the sections until they are the size you want. Diagrams and notes explain how to work out the sizing and more, which is all included for ultimate customization, but don’t be afraid of the length of this pattern, as the actual piece is not hard to knit!

You need
enough yarn in any weight, 1 color or multiple for striping; very approximate estimates for sizes small{medium, large}
-- bulky: 250{325, 400} yards / 230{300, 370} meters
-- worsted: 300{425, 550} yards / 275{390-500} meters
-- sport: 400{550, 700} yards / 370{500, 640} meters
-- fingering: 500{750, 1000} yards / 450{690-920} meters
needles sized to match yarn - a long circular (60” is recommended, but 32” or longer will work)
crochet hook for provisional cast-on
12 stitch markers (10 the same color/type, 2 different from those and each other)
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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