This shawl is worked back and fort on a long circular needle.
The knitting begins with a garter tab cast on. The main body of the shawl has 3 stitch wide garter stitch edges that are worked all the way to the border.
The border is knitted on perpendicularly after the main knitting is complete. Every 2 rows of border effectively binds off 1 stitch of the main shawl body.
I used variations of a lace pattern from traditional Shetland knitting that features an eyelet in the center of the motif. This motif can be worked in 3 different ways:
- With yarn overs and decreases every other row and plain purled wrong side rows.
- With yarn overs and decreases on right side rows and on 1 wrong side row with the other wrong side rows purled.
- With yarn overs and decreases on all right side AND wrong side rows.
I’ve used all three variations in this pattern.My KALs are run like mini knitting workshops. The techniques, decreases, and motifs will be illustrated in the YouTube videos in this playlist. Each week as we go through the knitalong, I’ll be adding new videos. I hope you’ll join me!