Shown in Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% superwash merino; 440 yds./402 m per 3.53 oz./100 g skein) in color 416/Indiecita, one skein
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, 32 in./80 cm or longer
Gauge: 18 stitches and 34 rows = 4 in./10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking
Finished Dimensions: 50 in./127 cm across top edge and 23 in./58.5 cm deep at center
The elegant simplicity of knit/purl texture in this shawl creates a subtle design that resembles the end of an arrow.
This pattern is suitable for a beginner and can be adapted to accommodate greater or smaller amounts of yarn. It looks just as nice in a gradient or a yarn with long color repeats as it does in a solid, semisolid, or slightly variegated yarn. It’s also a great pattern to use with handspun.
This pattern uses the following skills and stitches:
- provisional cast on and picking up stitches along a garter edge (for the garter tab)
- knit and purl when working flat
- directional increases (m1L and m1R)
In addition to yarn and needles that give the recommended gauge, you will need four stitch markers and a yarn needle to weave in ends. Instructions are included in the pattern for how to adjust the size of your shawl if you have more or less yarn than specified.
This pattern has been professionally tech edited.