This beautiful and exotic looking shawl is begun at the center point and expands outward with a zig-zag stripe pattern. The tassels are formed as you knit by cutting a length of yarn at the beginning and end of each row, eliminating the need to weave in any ends (yay!)
About 58” (147.5 cm) wide 27” (68.5 cm) deep, not including fringe.
Sport weight (#2 Fine). Shown here: Louet Gems Sport Weight (100% merino; 225 yd 205 m/100 g):
• #01Champagne (MC), 2 skeins
• #47 Terra cotta (CC1), 1 skein
• #53 Caribou (CC2), 1 skein
Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Markers (m); ruler; size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.
18½ sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
In Row 2, the purl stitches should be knit stitches. The row should read as follows:
Row 2 (RS): Knit to one st before marker, KFB, pass marker, * KFB, K 9, S2KP, K 8, KFB, pass marker, rep from * to last marker, KFB, knit to end –2 sts increased.
Q: I don’t understand what I’m supposed to do with the 6” loop at the end of all my rows.
A: The loops on the edges are the strands that you will later gather together to make the tassels. You won’t do anything with them until the very end. It’s explained in the “Finishing” section at the end of the pattern.
Q: After I repeat rows 1-14 for the last time, the next wrong-side row says to knit. Is this an error?
A: No, the last inch of the the shawl is knitted in garter stitch to give it a nice edge.