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I designed this shawl for one very specific reason: sometimes you want to knit those last bits of leftover yarn but you have no way to determine if you have enough to complete a pattern. Thanks to the genius of Lee Meredith (Leethal Knits) you can, and you never need to pick up stitches. This pattern incorporates the Sideways Edge Cast On that she created, with her permission. For more information on this cast on, please visit Lee’s blog at:

Shawls can be knit in either garter stitch (see red & white sample) or stockinette (see purple sample). Can be knit as a rectangular shawl, or use the optional short rows for a slight crescent shape.

Tech Editor: Dana Gervais

Any! This shawl works with any yarn weight or fiber content.

• Circular needle 40 inches (101.5 cm) or longer, in size needed for preferred gauge
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry Needle
• Yarn – any amount, one color or more.

Red and White sample is 5 feet (1.5m) long and uses 127(116m) yards of white and 226 yards (206.5 m)of red, both in worsted weight on a US size 8 (5 mm) needle. Knit in garter stitch without short rows.

Purple sample is 6 feet (1.8m) long and knit in sport weight using 545 yards (489 m) on US size 3 (3.25mm) needle. Knit in stockinette with short rows to make a slight crescent.

Pattern includes a worksheet you can use to calculate how long and how deep your shawl will be given how much yarn you have.
You will get a PDF (214KB) file
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