Monday, July 25, 2011

A One Row Shawl

In an effort to plan some vacation knitting- by my definition knitting that doesn't require complicated stitching, pattern reading, or really small needles, plus I wanted a strong, servicable garment. After 6 or 7 attempts, I came up with this:

My One Row Shawl

I had this yarn, 2 balls of Melody and 2 of Mohair Royal

The Melody I used is color MS39, and the mohair color 12553.

I held one strand of the sock yarn together with 1 strand of the mohair on a size 7 needle.

I used the EZimmerman garter stitch edge, WYIF slip 1 as if to purl throughout. The finished garment 'cups' slightly and stays on my shoulders nicely.

One-Row Shawl Directions

Cast on 7 stitches

Knit 4 YO, K to last 2 stitches, YO, K2

keep repeating this row back and forth until your shawl is the size you are looking for. I added a 4 stitch I-Cord bind-off for a soft edge at the neck.
I'm gonna do this again with some handspun that I have- gotta love a simple knit! At least I do. :)