Quick Shawl

ronhuber's picture

I mentioned that I was knitting a shawl while I had guests from Canada. I used left over Briggs and Little fingering weight wool and edged it with some old Kroy sock yarn that had been hanging around for years. I used a 5mm needle. In all, I used about 350 gms of wool. It is a square of 64 inches. I finished it off with a variation of MMario's. I did a few rows of YOK2tog and on the last row I knit and purled into each of the YO's. I then did his stretchy bind off. On the shawl itself, I did YOK2tog every tenth row to add some interest. I blocked it yesterday and a niece immediately claimed it. It is a good size and when opened more than covers a double bed. I really like these shawls as I can chat, watch soccer games, movies, etc. while doing them and they are warm and useful. I spent about 2 weeks of on and off knitting.

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chipsir's picture

Very nice Ron, hope you had

Very nice Ron, hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.
Dennis

ronhuber's picture

I hear it is WINTER in Nova

I hear it is WINTER in Nova Scotia. Hope you are enjoying it.

ILHIKER's picture

Beautiful work! I'm still at

Beautiful work! I'm still at the scarf, hat, and washcloth stage, but I'll get to where you are someday! Until then, you remain a true inspiration. Well done. Happy New Year.

ronhuber's picture

Thank you. Believe me,

Thank you. Believe me, Mark, this is no more difficult than a scarf.

MMario's picture

Or you could consider it a

Or you could consider it a really BIG washcloth....

mr.cullen's picture

Good job. I especially find

Good job. I especially find the edging interesting. Can you explain how you completed the edging? Just curious. Have a great holiday. And enjoy using your completed shawl.....Cullen

ronhuber's picture

I YOK2tog a whole round then

I YOK2tog a whole round then knit a plain round twice. I then YOK2tog for one round and then on next round I k and p in each yo. I, therefore, increased the stitch count by half as many. Then I did MMario's stretchy bindoff - knit 2 *replace onto left needle, knit 2 tog tbl, knit one*

Kerry's picture

Really nice shawl Ron, and

Really nice shawl Ron, and good colours also.

Tom Hart's picture

Beautiful, Ron! I really

Beautiful, Ron! I really like it. And along with MMario I like the color combination. I'm getting more and more intrigued by the shawl thing. How long was the needle you used? Did you use a 60" circular?

ronhuber's picture

I started out with 8 st on 4

I started out with 8 st on 4 dp's and soon switched to a 16" circular and then to a 24" circular. At the end I had over 1000 stitches and they all fit on the 24" needle.

MMario's picture

I like the colour combo....

I like the colour combo....