The basic knit fabric (usually called a stocking or stockinette pattern) has a definite right side and wrong side. Because the yarn holding rows together is all on the front, and the yarn holding side-by-side stitches together is all on the back, stockinette stitch has a
strong tendency to curl toward the front on the top and bottom, and toward the back on the left and right side.
1 First you knit your knitting swatch, if you want to knit in a
cable stitch pattern, knit your swatch with 1 or more cables,
2 then determine your gauge, now you can choose a knitting pattern with the right gauge, this way it will always fit,
3 no need for special yarns or needles size, you decide which yarn you use and which gauge you use, so
The length and quality of the fiber in a knitting yarn determines its texture, luster, strength and hand.
Knitting yarn made from long fibers will pill less, be smoother, stronger, more lustrous and more elastic.
Knitting Yarns containing a mixture of fiber lengths are softer, fuzzier and less strong.
Tightly twisted knitting yarns display the texture of a knitted pattern to its best advantage.
Medium Faroese Shawl with a Marathon Border
constructed Bottom Up
Free knitting pattern: shawl
STITCH OR KNITTING GAUGE, AND TENSION: depends on the pattern of stitches in the fabric and the tension of the
individual knitter or crocheter ( or how tightly one knits or crochets, and thick or thin yarns produce different stitches ).
Gauge (Stocking Stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 24,0 stitches by 32,0 rows.
Body knit by hand on 3 mm needles
Ribbing knit by hand on 2 mm needles
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (cms)
SHAWL WIDTHS SHAWL LENGTHS
Main Panel 112,0 56,0
Total 124,7 65,0
Note: Read ALL these instructions thoroughly BEFORE starting to knit.
1. Cast on 274 stitches on size 3 needles. Start knit in Stocking Stitch.
2. Mark the edges of the center gusset, 32 stitches apart. knit 184 rows, shaping at each end of the top edge and at both
sides of the center gusset (on the shoulder side of the markers), by following the instructions below, until 34 stitches
... Top Shaping: Dec 1 st every 3 rows 12 times, then 1 st every 2 rows 73 times.
... Center Shaping: Dec 1 st every 6 rows 4 times, then 1 st every 5 rows 31 times.
3. Cast off all stitches.
1. Using size 2 circular needle and starting at the top right corner with right side of knit facing,
pick up and knit 183 stitches from one side, 31 stitches from the bottom and 183 stitches from the other side. Total 397 stitches.
2. knit in chosen border pattern around the shawl for 28 rows, shaping at corners as follows:
... Top corner: Inc 1 st in the next row, then every 2 rows 6 times, then every row 15 times.
... Bottom corner: Inc (both sides of the corner) 1 st in next row, then every 4 rows 3 times, then every 3 rows 5
2A. Bottom corners. Mark bottom stitch. This stitch will be knitted plain on every row with the increase shaping on
either side of it.
3. Cast off very loosely, carefully checking tension at the corners.
1. knit a small edging (2-4 rows) along the top edge to prevent curl.
2. Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.
3. BLOCK. Really, it makes all the difference.
REQUIRED AMOUNT OF YARN: ( APPROX. ):
6,8 for main shawl panel, including center gusset
3,5 for borders
10,3 Ounces TOTAL
Free knitting pattern © Jessica Tromp with KNITWARE DESIGN