Fall Shawlette

Another variation of a triangle-shaped shawl created on the Flexee Links, using the new 3-peg links. This specific design has 4 increases every other row, an increase at the beginning, two decreases at the center to create the center ridge, and one at the end of the row. 

LOOM: Flexee Loom Regular + 3-PEG Links, 70 links + 3-PEG link (143 pegs).

YARN: Approx 250 yards, acrylic blend in bulky #5 weight. Sample was worked with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn (5.3oz/150g; 312yd/285m) in Pink Silver.

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

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

SIZE: 18.5” deep, 38” wide, blocked.

ABBREVIATIONS

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

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitch(es)

Rep=repeat

yo=yarn over (lay the working yarn in front of the empty peg).

NOTES:

The shawl created will have a triangular shape. 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. The shawl is increased by 4 stitches every other row.

The shawl gets its “V” shape from the 4 increases that are created every other row (odd numbered rows). All the even rows are the same (purl to the end of the row). The increases take place after the first 2 stitches, on the pegs adjacent to center stitch (the peg with the marker), and before the last 2 stitches.

Video provided for visual assistance (at the end of the pattern).

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up the knitting loom as follows:

One 2-peg link, one 3-peg center link, one 2-peg link.

Place a stitch marker on the center peg of the 3-peg link.

Cast on: Create a slip knot and place it on peg 6 (peg 1 is on the far right). Cast on the next 4 pegs to the right (casting on from left to right). 5 pegs have loops on them (the first peg is empty).

Row 1 (right to left): k to end of row.

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

Row 3: k2, yo, k1, yo, k2.

How to:

  • Knit the first peg, and move the loop to the empty peg on the right.
  • Knit the next peg, and move the loop to the empty peg on the right.
  • Yarn over on empty peg (the peg on the right of the center peg).
  • Knit the center peg (the peg with the stitch marker).
  • Move the next 2 stitches/loops one peg to the left.
  • Yarn over on empty peg (the peg to the left of the center peg).
  • Knit the last 2 stitches.

Row 4: purl to end.

Row 5: k2, yo, k to center peg, yo, k1, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2.
How to:

  • Knit the first two pegs.
  • Connect a link.
  • Yarn over (lay working yarn in front of the peg).
  • Take the working yarn behind the next empty peg, knit the next peg. Move the loop over to the peg on the right.
  • Yarn over on the next peg (the peg on the right of the center peg.
  • Knit the center peg.
  • Connect a link to the left of the 3-peg center link.
  • Move the stitch located on the left from the 3-peg center link to the empty peg on the left.
  • Yarn over on the empty peg to the left of the center stitch.
  • Knit to the last 2 stitches; on Row 5 there is only 1 peg to knit.
  • Yarn over on empty peg.
  • Knit the last 2 stitches.

Row 6: purl to end.

Row 7: k2, yo, k to center peg, yo, k1, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2.

How to:

  • Knit the first two pegs.
  • Connect a link.
  • Yarn over (lay working yarn in front of the peg).
  • *Take the working yarn behind the next empty peg, knit the next peg. Move the loop over to the peg on the right. Repeat from * until you reach the center stitch (the peg with the stitch marker).
  • Yarn over on the peg to the right of the center stitch.
  • Knit the center stitch (peg with marker).
  • Connect a link to the left of the 3-peg center link.
  • Move the stitch located on the left from the 3-peg center link to the empty peg on the left.
  • Yarn over on the empty peg to the left of the center stitch.
  • Knit to the last 2 stitches (move the stitches to the right after you knit them).
  • Yarn over on empty peg
  • Knit the last 2 stitches.

 Row 8: purl to end

Repeat the last two rows until shawl measures desired length.

Sample used 143 pegs, including the center 3-peg link.

Bind off using the basic bind-off removal method.

Weave in all ends. Steam block to a triangle shape using blocking wires and blocking pins.

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