I love traditional triangular shawls, but sometimes they are difficult
to keep in place without a pin.
I have been experimenting
with different shapes that could be simply tied
like a scarf or have longer ends that would drape
gracefully around the shoulders. Annis’ distinctive
crescent shape lends itself to numerous ways
of tying and draping, making it a versatile accessory.
The shawlette is knitted in one piece starting at the outside
edge of the lace and the narrow curved shape
is created by a unique set of short rows.
The interesting combination
of lace and simple stockinette stitches makes
Annis a fun and fast project.
IC photos: Diana
Width: 16 inches
Length: 56 inches Note: Measurements taken after blocking.
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
US #8/5mm circular needle, 32 inches
1 US #10/6mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer (used for casting
sts/ 22rows = 4" in stockinette st using smaller needle,
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
nupp is formed over 2 rows. On RS row: Into same st, [k1, yo] 3 times, k1. 1 st increased to 7 sts. On WS row: P 7 sts together. 7 sts decreased to 1 st.
S2KP: Slip next 2 sts together, knitwise, as if to work
a k2tog. Knit next st, then pass both slipped sts together
over st just knit. This forms a centered double decrease.
Information about blocking lace can be found here and
Using larger needle, loosely CO 363 sts. Note that larger needle
is used only for casting on, to ensure a loose CO edge.
Using smaller needle, work Rows 1-18 of Lace Chart; outlined
pattern repeat will be worked 29 times in each row.
all rows of chart are complete, 243 sts remain.
Short Rows: Note: In directions that follow, “turning point” refers
to point at which previous short row was
Row 1 [RS]: Sl 1, k125. Turn work.
Row 2 [WS]: P9. Turn work.
Row 3 [RS]: K8, ssk, k3. Turn work.
Row 4 [WS]: P11, p2tog, p3. Turn work.
Row 5 [RS]: K to 1 st before last turning
point, ssk, k3. Turn work.
Row 6 [WS]: P to 1 st before last turning
point, p2tog, p3.
Repeat Rows 5-6 27 times more. 185 sts;
1 st remains unworked at each edge.
Next Row [RS]: K to last 2 sts, k2tog.
BO Row [WS]: [P2tog, sl st from right
needle back to left needle] until all sts have been bound
Weave in ends.
Block piece to measurements given, pinning points
at ends of long edge first, pinning center point next, then
pinning remaining points.
Allow to dry completely before removing
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Susanna IC currently lives in Germany with
her husband, two sons, eleven fish and countless balls of yarn.
She has an extensive background in studio arts and art history,
which inspires much of her knitting.