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Knit a shawlette with non-allergenic yarn

by Charles Voth

 

This week, we’re knitting with Naked Sock and Allegro by Wisdom Yarns. These are non-allergenic yarns and excellent for those with a vegan outlook or who are allergic to wool. For the last two days we looked at using I-cords as a design feature. Today we move to an easier project that you can knit in about 6 to 10 hours.

 

Edge of triangular scarf featuring scalloped edges, all worked in garter stitch

Knit this easy scarf with scalloped edges with 1 ball of Allegro or Naked Sock

 

I knit the above shawlette. Well, actually, I designed it and my wife knit it, with one skein of Allegro, in the Grape Sonata colorway.

The skills that you need to knit this shawlette include garter stitch, familiarity with picking up and knitting in the sides of knit fabric, and really easy short rows. The combination of these techniques end up with this oblique triangular shape that form scalloped edges. Across the straight edge the shawlette is 46” long and the depth of the triangle to the point is 13”.

A close-up photo of one of the scallops, showing how the colors of the yarn pool in the scallops because of short rows.

Detail of the scalloped edges knit with short rows, showing how the colors concentrate

 

Pattern Notes
Slip all slipped stitches purlwise with yarn in front.

Abbreviations

St(s): stitch(es)

K: knit

Yfwd: yarn forward

Sl: slip stitch

 Instructions begin here

Cast on 6 sts.

Row 1: Sl 1, K5.

Row 2: Sl 1, K4, yfwd, k1—7 sts

Row 3: Sl 1, K6.

Row 4: Sl 1, knit to last st, yfwd, k1.

Row 5: Sl 1, knit across.

Rows 6-13: Rep Rows 4 & 5.

Row 14: Sl 1, knit to last st, yfwd, k1, pick up and knit 1 st in each of 6 eyelets across edge of shawl.

Row 15: Sl 1, knit 6, (yfwd, k1) 3 times in next st, knit to last st, yfwd, k1.

Row 16: Sl 1, knit across.

Row 17: Sl 1, k11, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.

Row 18: Sl 1, knit across.

Row 19: Sl 1, k10, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.

Row 20: Sl 1, knit across.

Odd Rows 21-29: Sl 1, knit 1 less than previous row as established above, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.

Even rows 22-30: Sl 1, knit across.

Row 31: Sl 1, k5, k7 tbl, knit to last st, yfwd, k1.

Row 32: Sl 1, knit.

Repeat rows 6-32 until there are approximately 2 yards of yarn left. Bind off purlwise.

 

Eyelets are formed beside the scallops where there are multiple increases in one stitch

Eyelets are formed beside the scallops where there are multiple increases in one stitch

 

Give this lovely shawlette as a holiday gift to that vegan loved one and they’ll enjoy its squishy softness for years!

 

Every scallop looks different, drawing attention to the different colors of the variegated yarn.

Every scallop looks different, drawing attention to the different colors of the variegated yarn.

 

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Using a knit I-cord as a cast-on technique

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4 comments

JenniferB December 25, 2016 - 10:02 pm

I love the color of this and the design. Very good article

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Cathy December 25, 2016 - 7:14 am

Just discovered this site and I can hardly wait to explore all the articles. I want to cast on this shawl over the holidays. Thanks for the pattern

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Allyson R Becker December 25, 2016 - 12:23 am

This scarf is so beautiful. I love it. And I never knew there was non-allergenic yarn. That is fabulous and genius!

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maria gentry December 24, 2016 - 7:18 am

informative article

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