Showstop shawl patternPetra Breakstone
My recent obsession with knitting shawls on the bias have lead to have a bit more fun with this shawl. I let myself experiment a bit here.
This is definitely a wow piece! From the colors to the two unexpected endings. There are many surprises in this shawl, such as the cool Agate barrel bead at the tip and the unconventional “ruffle style” edge that can also serve as a build in closure and then there are two different lace sections to round it all off.
Size unblocked: 74.5” in overall length and 17” at widest point
Yarn: Auxanometer by Theodora’s Pearls, a fabulously soft fingering weight Bamboo yarn.
400 yards (365 m) per skein.
C1 – Onyx
C2 – Magpie, one skein each.
Knit kits with free pattern, Agate barrel bead and head pin available at www.yarnz2GO.com.
Alternatively: 315 yards (288 m) in C1 and 320 yards (293 m) in C2, both in fingering weight yarn.
Notions: US size 6 (4 mm) circular needle 29” (74 cm) in length
14 lockable stitch markers (you need to be able to remove markers from in between sts and they are used to secure live stitches)
2 darning needles
Agate barrel bead 11mm in length and 6 mm in circumference
1 head pin to secure your barrel bead
1 pair of pliers
Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows in 4” (10 cm) of Stockinette stitch, unblocked
Techniques: Bias knitting, increasing, decreasing, lace, slip stitches and seaming the “fringes” at the end.
Level of Expertise: Easy
This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.