Mom’s Shawl

$5.50 USD  

This crescent-shaped garter stitch shawl is worked from the top down with increase stitches on every row. It makes for an easy knitting project that is kept interesting with frequent colour changes to create contrasting stripes. After making one you will want to make another. And the best part? It makes a great gift. Just ask my mom!

 Yarn

Malabrigo Mechita (100% superwash merino wool); 420 yd [385 m]/3.53 oz [100 g]). 1 skein MC and 1 skein, or approx  150 yds, CC. Shown in Eggplant (MC) and Sandbank (CC).

Needles

US size 6 [4.0 mm] 24” [60 cm] circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. *Shawl is worked flat but circular needle will accommodate large number of sts.

Gauge

17 sts and 36 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter stitch, after blocking.

Notions

Tapestry needle; blocking tools.

Finished Measurements

Approximately 18 inches [46 cm] deep at middle point and 93 inches [236 cm] long across top edge, blocked.

Required Skills

Increasing, changing colours, blocking. Stitches used: k, kfb, M1L, M1R.