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The Traveler Knit Shawl

By: Sarah Hatton for knitrowan.com
The Traveler Knit Shawl
The Traveler Knit Shawl
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Let your inner goddess sparkle on the outside with The Traveler Knit Shawl. This free knitting pattern is the perfect date-night or summer dress topper. Simply layer this lace knit shawl over a flowy tank for an effortless, yet finished look. You're certain to outshine the rest with the subtle sequin details on this knit shawl pattern. We love the idea of knitting this shawl in your favorite delicate colors in order to match any dress in your closet! Learn how to knit a shawl with this free pattern which includes a handy chart and a helpful tip for success.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge18 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm measured over g st using 5mm (US 8) needles.

Finished SizeCompleted shawl meas approx 255 cm (100½ in) at cast off edge.

Materials List

  • Rowan Kidsilk Haze Glamour 5 x 25 gm (photographed in Trance 284)
  • 1 pair 5mm (no 6) (US 8) needles

    Tip: you may find it more comfortable as you begin to have more sts on your needles to change to a 5mm (no 6) (US 8) circular needle 60 cm long.
  • Scrap yarn for provisional cast on

Instructions

Shawl

Using 5mm (US 8) needles and scrap yarn, cast on 2 sts.

Work 2 rows g st.

Change to main yarn.

Work in g st for a futher 30 rows, turn work and pick up and knit 15 sts along row end edge of work.

Pull back provisional cast on and K the 2 cast on sts. 19 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K2, place marker, yfwd, K1, yfwd, place 2nd marker, K13, place 3rd marker, yfwd, K1, yfwd, place 4th marker, K2.
23 sts.
Row 2 and ever foll alt row: Knit.
Row 3: K2, slip marker, yfwd, K to next marker, yfwd, slip marker, work next 13 sts as row 1 of chart, slip marker, yfwd, K to last marker, yfwd, slip marker, K2. 27 sts.
Row 5: K2, slip marker, yfwd, *K2tog, yfwd, rep from * to within 1 st of next marker, K1, yfwd, slip marker, work next 13 sts as row 3 of chart, slip marker, yfwd, *K2tog, yfwd, rep from * to within 1 st of last marker, K1, yfwd, slip marker, K2. 31 sts.
Rows 7: K2, slip marker, yfwd, K to next marker, yfwd, slip marker, work next 13 sts as row 5 of chart, slip marker, yfwd, K to last marker, yfwd, slip marker, K2. 35 sts.
Row 9: K2, slip marker, yfwd, K to next marker, yfwd, slip marker, work next 13 sts as row 7 of chart, slip marker, yfwd, K to last marker, yfwd, slip marker, K2. 39 sts.
Row 11: K2, slip marker, yfwd, *K2tog, yfwd, rep from * to within 1 st of next marker, K1, yfwd, slip marker, work next 13 sts as row 9 of chart, slip marker, yfwd, *K2tog, yfwd, rep from * to within 1 st of last marker, K1, yfwd, slip marker, K2. 43 sts.
Row 13: K2, slip marker, yfwd, K to next marker, yfwd, slip marker, work next 13 sts as row 11 of chart, slip marker, yfwd, K to last marker, yfwd, slip marker, K2. 47 sts.
Row 15: K2, slip marker, yfwd, K to next marker, yfwd, slip marker, work next 13 sts as row 13 of chart, slip marker, yfwd, K to last marker, yfwd, slip marker, K2. 51 sts.
Row 17: K2, slip marker, yfwd, K to next marker, yfwd, slip marker, work next 13 sts as row 15 of chart, slip marker, yfwd, K to last marker, yfwd, slip marker, K2. 55 sts.
Row 18: Knit.
Rows 3 to 18 set the sts – central lace panel with eyelet and ridge patt at sides – and increases.

Cont as set until there are 383 sts, ending with row 2 of chart.

Work 3 rows g st, ending with WS facing for next row, cont as folls:

Row 1 (WS): K2, *yfwd, K3, sl2tog, K1, P2sso, K3, yfwd, K1, rep from * to last st, K1.
Rows 2 and every foll alt row: Knit.
Row 3: As row 1.
Row 5: As row 1.
Row 7: As row 1.
Row 9: K2, *yfwd, K9, yfwd, K1, rep from * to last st, K1. 459 sts.
Row 10: Knit.

Cast off using larger needles.

Making Up

Block out shawl, pinning cast off edge to give a lightly scalloped effect. Leave to dry completely.

Abbreviations

G st
Garter stitch (knit every row)
K2tog
Knit next 2 stitches together
P2sso
Pass 2 slipped stitches over
P2tog
Purl next 2 stitches together
P2togtbl
Purl next 2 stitches together through back loops
Sl2tog
Slip 2 together
Ssk
Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time, pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
Yfwd
Yarn forward
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this yarn is actually a sport weight #2 not a #3 dk weight.

Thanks so much for the correction, Lisa! We've updated the pattern details accordingly. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

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