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New pattern: Shawl In Reverse

New pattern: Shawl In Reverse

The fingering weight ‘Shawl In Reverse’ is exactly what it sounds like: you knit a shawl in the reverse direction. I wanted to try something a little different with this design and cast on the longest edge and decrease as you go. My thought behind this was to get the longest rows out of the way in the beginning and the shawl will knit up much quicker as you make progress. You start with 241 stitches and end with 2!

This shawl uses 5 colors of yarn that each has its own elongated seed stitch section. As you switch to the next color, those solid color sections are blended with lace stitches to create a smooth transition. Feel free to get adventurous with your color choices and even search through your stash. I chose to make mine into a pinkish fade, but this pattern is super versatile. Don’t be afraid to go bold!.

Gauge
13 sts and 18 rows make a 2” (5 cm) square in stockinette stitch, worked flat, AFTER blocking

Finished measurements
Center depth: 38” (96.5cm), Wingspan: 89” (226cm)

Materials
1016 total yards (242g/929m) of fingering weight yarn in 6 colors (I used Mechita from Malabrigo)
Yardage breakdown:
Color A (Aurora): 227yds (54g/208m)
Color B (English Rose): 277yds (66g/253m)
Color C (Holly Hock): 260yds (62g/238m)
Color D (Sabiduria): 185yds (44g/169m)
Color E (Swamp): 67yds (16g/61m)

US 4 (3.5mm) circular needles with a 40” (100cm) cord or longer Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Blocking mats and pins

Skills/stitches Required
Knit/purl
Slipped stitches
ssk (slip, slip, knit)
YO (yarn overs)

Yarn shown in my shawl:

Malabrigo Mechita in colorway: Aurora
Malabrigo Mechita in colorway: English Rose
Malabrigo Mechita in colorway: Holly Hock
Malabrigo Mechita in colorway: Sabiduria
Malabrigo Mechita in colorway: Swamp

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