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Wales Wedge Shawlette

Wales Wedge Shawlette
Wales Wedge Shawlette
This image courtesy of brownsheep.com

The Wales Wedge Shawlette is an easy way to wrap yourself in style. This free knitting pattern features beautiful brown and purple tones that mix and mingle to create an eye-catching striped design. Whether you make this knit shawl for yourself or a loved one, you are guaranteed to enjoy working up this easy knitting pattern. Prepare for a lot of compliments when you wear this piece out and about. The best part is the knitted shawlette is incredibly versatile. You can wrap it around yourself in a variety of ways to create an entirely different look each time you wear it.

NotesNote: Main body is knit first then the lower picot edge hem is picked up and knit and lastly the top border is knit. Carry unused color up the edge of the striped section.

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Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge20 sts and 24 rows = 4” on size 7 needles in stockinette stitch

Finished SizeApproximately 25in long and 56in wide

Materials List

  • Brown Sheep Serendipity Tweed (60%Cotton, 40% wool [210 yards/skin]) 1 skein of two colors. Shown in ST96 Oregano Leaves and ST36 Lavender Phlox.
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Crochet hook

Shawlette

Using A, cast on 80 sts. Knit 6 rows.
Row 1: Using B, k2tog, k to end.
Row 2: Using B, purl.
Row 3: Using A, k2tog, k to end.
Row 4: Using A, purl.
Row 5: Using A, knit.
Row 6: Using A, purl.
Repeat these 6 rows until 3 sts remain. K3tog, pulling yarn through remaining st.

Picot Edged Hem

Using B, pick up 1 st in every row on decrease edge of shawl. There will be approximately 240 sts. Knit 6 rows.
Bind off: *Bind off 3 sts using the regular method, remove st from needle, insert crochet hook, ch3, insert hook into base of chain, yarn over hook, pull loop through. Return needle to stitch. Repeat from * across.

Upper Edge

Using B, pick up 3 sts for every 4 rows. There will be approximately 180 sts. Knit 6 rows. Bind off loosely.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.

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I just made this and it does not work out at all. You are casting on an even number of stitches and decreasing an even number of stitches, before you do the last decrease you are at 5 stitches, so you can't complete the last decrease evenly, there is 1 stitch left over that is not reduced. I did wind up with 3 stitches after last decrease, but it looks odd because it's a no decrease in with the decrease row. If anyone can see what I'm missing, please let me know, thanks.

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