This shawl is
cast on along the outer edges, and worked into
the center of the long upper edge. The Materials
section above lists a 60-inch circular needle,
as this will be required to hold the large number
of sts which will result when working the ruffle
at the end. However, when working the shawl,
you may find it easier to use progressively
shorter needles as the shawl progresses, finishing
with a 16-inch needle.
A Russian join is recommended for joining
ends when beginning each new skein of yarn.
Instructions for the Russian join can be found
Instructions for the Provisional Cast On can
be found here.
S2KP: Slip next 2 sts as
if to knit them together, knit next stitch,
pass slipped stitches, together, over stitch
just knit. This forms a centered double decrease.
Knitted Cast On
Place slip knot on left needle. Insert right
needle into loop, wrap yarn and draw through
as if to knit but do not remove slip knot from
needle. Place new stitch onto left needle. *Insert
right needle into last stitch made on left needle.
Wrap yarn and draw through as if to knit but
do not remove stitch from left needle. Place
new stitch on left needle. Repeat from * for
Using cable or twisted loop method, CO 3 sts.
(Cast these new sts on in addition to picked-up
sts already on needle.)
Next Row: Using
a double-pointed needle, k2, k2tog. (Last I-Cord
st has been worked together with first picked-up
st on needle.) Slip 3 sts just worked back
to circular needle and bring yarn around
back of work, ready to begin working the next
Repeat this row until all
picked-up sts have been worked.