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Country Cottage Shawl
Country Cottage Shawl
This image courtesy of universalyarn.com

It's a cold, rainy afternoon, and all you want to do is cuddle up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and a good book. The Country Cottage Shawl is made for days like these. This pattern is a great project for the intermediate knitter looking for a rainy day activity, such as the one described above. This cozy knit shawl pattern is both warm and elegant. So, if you do decide to leave the house, you'll already be dressed for the day. The super fine yarn gives this knitted shawl a light and airy look without all the bulk. Whenever you feel a bit chilly and you could use another lightweight layer, reach for this stunning shawl and you'll be all set.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge21 sts x 28 rows in St st, blocked. Take your time to check for correct gauge.

Materials List

  • Yarn: 4 – 100g/600yd balls, Universal Yarn Swiss Mohair (60% acrylic, 20% mohair, 20% nylon) color 2503 Ram
  • US Size 6 (4.0 mm) 24” circular needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Instructions

Note: Work all patterns as charted.
WS rows are uncharted: purl all WS rows.

Shawl

Cast on 360 sts, do not join.
Knit 1 row (WS).
Work even in Garter st for 6 more rows.
Next row (WS): Knit, inc 6 sts evenly across – 366 sts.
Next row (RS): K5, work row 1 of Wysteria Chart to last 5 sts, end K5.
Maint Garter border, work even in patt until piece measures 10” from cast on, ending after a RS row.
Purl 1 WS row, dec 3 sts evenly across —363 sts.
Next row (RS): K5, work row 1 of Climbing Vines Chart, end K5.
Work even in patt as set until piece measures 22”, ending after a WS row.
Next row (RS): K5, work row 1 of Terrace chart, end K5.
Work even in patt as set until piece measures 31 ½”, ending after a WS row.
Next row (RS): Knit.
Work even in Garter st for 7 more rows.
Bind off all sts loosely.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Block.

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Abbreviations

dec
decrease
inc
increase
k
knit
maint
maintain
patt
pattern
RS
right side
st(s)
stitch(es)
WS
wrong side

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I'm not sure that this is the correct place to leave my comment, but since I can't find another, I will proceed here. I was notified last week that I had won the allfreekntting drawing for a sweater kit. Yesterday, the yarn, pattern, needles, etc, arrived. We are knitters kit, complete with The Petite Wool (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) and pattern for the Easy Krysten Sweater, by Krysten Ritter, is just beautiful. The yarn is just scrumptious, soft and cuddly! I so appreciate allfreeknitting and the opportunity to experience new yarns and patterns, with videos and instructions. It i such a great resource! I'm excited to get started! Thanks, again! Connie

Hi Connie, thanks for leaving a comment! We're so happy to hear you're enjoying your prize! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am on row 21 of the first chart in the country cottage shawl and keep getting 7 stitches leftover. Am I suppose to reduce stitches or do I continue in the pattern

The key is missing what stitch is that ?

Never mind I found it ... Eliminate the left hand slant ...

Symbol in Climbing Vines chart not in key.

where is pattern errata?? can't find it in universalyarn

is this pattern written out ?? I can't read charts!!

Hi dicocco122 4732286, Unfortunately the only version of this pattern is in chart form. Please find the symbol key at the bottom of the page for further assistance. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I have the same problem as Carla does!!! What does the symbol mean?

I would prefer if this pattern were fully written out as I do not know how to read charts!

I am through the first chart. The climbing vines chart has a stitch indicated by a single diagonal line that is not represented in the key. I looked up standard chart stitches, but most say this is symbol means SSK. I tried that, but it seems to be decreasing a lot of stitches. Can someone provide direction please? Thanks so much - I don't want to abandon this project as it is intended for a gift. Carla

I found the answer. I went to universalyarn.com! Look under pattern, then click on pattern errata, find the pattern. The answer will be there! means knit st.!!!! Good luck!!!!

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