Winter has come at last! I quickly knitted up this shawl over Christmas, but haven't taken the time to show you...until now. You know if I knit it from my own pattern, I'll share it with my friends so here we go:
Yarn: Cascade220 sport, the amount will be dependent on how big you want to make your shawl. I used 5 hanks I believe.
Needle/Hook: size 6 circulars and G hook
CO 7 stitches
Row2: k2, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1,pm, yo, k1, yo, k2
Row 3: knit
Row4: k2, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker, k1, slip marker, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until desired size. I used my wingspan as a guide.
For the edging: with your size G hook, start in a corner and chain 3, 4 dc in same space. Evenly crochet a 5 dc shell around the entire shawl making sure you place shells in the corners. Weave in your ends and enjoy the warmth.
I will admit that this shawl is heavily inspired by those of Tasha Tudor. She wore a red one with a similar edging (hers was knit, not crochet) in one of her books. I just had to make one. I never thought I was a shawl person, but this is very utilitarian. I've worn mine while doing chores, it can be wrapped around like a scarf to cover your mouth or used as a head covering to keep the bitter, cold wind out. Oh, yea and in a pinch it makes a great blanket for a napping baby. Happy knitting!