Kerchief Shawl

See video at end of pattern.

LOOM:  Flexee Loom Regular + 3-peg link, 69 links + 3-peg link (141 pegs).

YARN:  Approx 328 yards, acrylic blend in bulky #5 weight. Sample was worked with Lion Brand Mandala Watercolors (3.5oz/100g; 164yd/150m) in Icy Grape was used for sample shown.

NOTIONS:  Tapestry needle, row counter, scissors, peg/stitch marker.

GAUGE: 9 sts x 10 rows=2” blocked on Flexee Regular.

SIZE: 33.5” deep, 42” wide blocked.

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit stitch (u-wrap or true knit stitch)

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rep=repeat

M1=make 1 (reach behind the stitch and grab the ladder that is traveling from one peg to the next, bring the ladder to the front of the peg. Knit the peg. It creates a stitch (an increase).

NOTES: To create a smaller shawl, stop increasing when the shawl measures the desired length. To create a larger shawl, continue adding more links until the shawl measures the desired length. You will add links on ‘every other’ row to both sides of the shawl as you increase. Please watch the video that demonstrates the first few rows of the shawl to help with the increasing and see how the pattern repeats itself. Please watch the video to familiarize with the increases.

INSTRUCTIONS

Using the 3-peg link, place a stitch marker on the middle peg. Place the slip knot on peg 3 (peg 3 is on the far left). Cast on the next two pegs to the right (casting on from left to right). All 3 pegs have loops.

Row 1: k to end of row.

Row 2 (all even rows—all rows from left to right): p to end of row.

Connect a link to each side.

Row 3: k1, m1, k1 (center peg), m1, k1. (5 sts)

How to: Move the loop from the first peg to the empty peg on the right, knit the first stitch, m1, k center peg. Move the loop to the left of the center peg to the empty peg on the left, m1, k the last peg.

 Row 4: as Row 2.

Row 5: k2, m1, k1 (center peg), m1, k2. (7 sts)

 How to: Knit the first peg 1, move the loop to the empty peg on the right. Knit the next peg and move it to the empty peg on the right, m1, k1 (center peg), move the stitches on the left side, one space to the left, thus leaving empty the peg to the left of the center peg. M1, k to the end.

 Row 6: As row 2.

Connect links: Connect a new link to the right-side end of the loom. After working the center peg, connect a link after the 3-peg link.

Row 7: k3, m1, k1 (center peg), connect a link to the left of the center 3-peg link, m1, k3. (9 sts)

How to: Knit peg 1 after knitting it, move the loop to the empty peg to the right. Knit the next 2 stitches, moving them to the right (creating an empty peg next to the center peg). M1. Knit the center peg. Insert new link. Move the stitches on the left side of the center peg, one peg to the left, thus creating an empty peg on the left of the center peg. M1, k to the end (move the stitches inwards to the right so they are all next to each other).

Row 8: p to end.

Row 9: k to center stitch, m1, k1 (center peg), m1, k to end. (11 sts)

How to: knit the first 4 pegs, and move them to the right as you knit them to create the empty space for the M1 to the right of the center peg. Make 1, knit the center peg. Move the 4 loops on the right one peg to the left, to leave an empty peg to the left of the center peg. Make 1, k to the end.

Row 10: p to end.

Connect links: Connect a new link to the right-side end of the loom. After working the center peg, connect a link after the 3-peg link.

Row 11: k to center stitch, m1, k1 (center peg), m1, k to end.

Row 12: p to end.

Continue repeating the established pattern; increasing every other row (on all odd rows). The increases take place on the pegs adjacent to center stitch (the peg with the marker).

Row 9-Row 12 demonstrate the increases and the adding of links as needed.

Repeat the pattern established over those 4 rows (Rows 9-12) until the shawl measures the desired length. Sample used 141 pegs, including the center 3-peg link.

Bind off using the basic removal method.

Weave in all ends. Block as instructed on the yarn label. 

2 thoughts on “Kerchief Shawl

  1. I love the kerchief shawl!! I would love to see this with a flounce hood. Suggestion on best way to accomplish this please???

  2. You could knit a second portion, in the shape of a rectangle, and add it to one of the corners of this shawl. We have another shawl pattern coming out next week that probably would lend itself more to adding a hood. This pattern, once finished ends up being more a square shape, the pattern that will be released shortly ends more of a triangle shape thus making it easier to add that rectangle at the base of the triangle.

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