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Laid-Back Shawl
Laid-Back Shawl
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Laid-Back Shawl is a casual free knitting pattern in a versatile denim shade and you'll have the perfect accessory to wear around your shoulders or draped as a scarf. You'll love the quality and comfort of this wool blend yarn. When the weather heats up, but you still need some coverage on chilly spring knits, reach for this free knit shawl pattern. With so many ways to wear this piece, you will be amazed at its versatility and functional design. This quick and easy knit will delight you and have you dreaming about sunny skies and long walks outdoors with the smell of blooming flowers filling the air.

Learn how easy it is to construct a shawl when you tune in to the video below. This can show you some super helpful tips and tricks before you get started!

Easy

Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm

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

Gauge16 sts = 4” [10 cm] in Open Mesh pattern before blocking. 12 sts = 4” [10 cm] in Open Mesh pattern after blocking. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeShawl measures 18” [45.5 cm] wide and 58” [147.5 cm] long.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Heart & Sole®: 2 balls 3932 Denimy
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6mm [US 10]
  • Yarn needle

Special Stitches

sk2p (slip, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over) = Slip next stitch as if to knit to right needle, k2tog, lift slipped stitch over the k2tog stitch and off needle – 2 sts decreased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) = Slip next 2 stitches, one at a time, as if to knit to right needle, insert point of left needle through front of stitches, knit these sts together through back loop – 1 st decreased.

Shawl

Cast on 55 sts.
Begin Open Mesh Pattern
Row 1 (right side): K2, *yo, sk2p, yo, k1; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, sk2p; repeat from * to last 4 sts, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 4: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1–4 until piece measures about 58” [147.5 cm] from beginning.
Bind off loosely.

Finishing

Block
Soak shawl in warm water. Squeeze out water. Lay out on towels, stretching or pinning to open up lace and straighten edges.
Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

k
knit
k2tog
knit next 2 sts together
st(s)
stitch(es)
yo
yarn over
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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This shawl is the perfect shade of blue and a great piece to wear on chilly spring nights.

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