March 17, 2017
The Drea Shawl is garter stitch, triangular shawl that simple to knit - in fact, it's a great first shawl project. We used a Fiberstory Gradient Set for an easy - and dramatic - colorblock effect.
The Gradient Set makes it simple. Start with the lightest color and switch to the next darkest shade as each runs out. We always started a new color at the beginning of a row. You don't have to, you could use all of each shade and change colors wherever they run out.
We used a Jul Pedestal Button instead of a shawl pin for a more modern look. Cleverly designed with a screw back, you don't need a buttonhole. Gently insert the post between the stitches and secure. With a Pedestal Button, it's easy to changes its position and to use it with other shawls.
SIZE48 inches across top, 22 inches down center
YARNFiberstory Gradient Set [100% superwash merino wool; 560 yds]: 1 set. Shown in Truffle.
NEEDLE24-inch US5 (3.5mm) circular needle.
GAUGE5 sts = 1 inch in garter stitch.
ABBREVIATIONSm1r - make one right: lift the bar between the stitch you just knit and the next stitch on the left needle from the back and knit it.
PATTERNCO 3 sts with the lightest shade.
Row 1: Knit.Row 2: K1, m1r, knit to end.
Rep rows 1 and 2, changing to the next darkest shade as each runs out.
Cont until you have just enough yarn to bind off or to desired length.
Bind off and weave in ends.
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