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Mindless Sideways Shawl

Everyone needs a break from the demands of the day, and the Mindless Sideways Shawl is a great knit project to turn to when you want an easy pattern to work on. This knit shawl pattern is perfect the times when you need a project that will keep your fingers busy without requiring any thought. You can knit this shawl up in one color or add in a couple of twists of your own to make this shawl truly unique.


Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

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I haven't made it because I cast on and by row 3 the pattern is over because there are not enough stitches to complete that row based on the instructions given, you need to have 8 stitches at that point and there are only 6 stitches. The pattern has to increase, but for every increase there is a decrease, therefore you can never have more than 6 stitches on the needle. I'm going to amend the pattern, since I like the look of the two colours and just do a yo increase until my desire length, then do the decrease for the second half to finish it.

I like to bring this type of project along when I am traveling because I don't have to pay that much attention to it. The stitch pattern becomes routine after awhile. This will knit up quickly and is also a good stash buster. I am always looking for projects like that. Thank you for the pattern.

That sock yarn would make a beautiful shawl, but I don't know if I have the patience to work with it that much. Worsted weight yarn will work up much faster, but maybe not look quite as nice, but I think I will try it anyway. I need a shawl like this to use when I knit or read at night.

A simple, easy shawl that can be made in two favorite colors of leftover yarn. I have purple and pink yarn leftover that I am going to use to make this shawl. The instructions are simple - working this project should be not need much attention that I can do 'mindlessly'!

The designer used sock weight yarn with a 4.5mm needle, not worsted weight or Aran.

Looks easy to me!


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