The Bluebell Shawlette just happens to be your next favorite project.
Experience Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
The Bluebell Shawlette was born out of a desire to pay homage those luscious 100g skeins of hand dyed or self-striping fingering weight yarns. As I was designing this, I felt it was crucial for the finished piece to look as beautiful in a multi colored yarn as it does in a solid color. Too often, many of the beautiful shawl patterns we use don’t do justice to multicolor yarns – and what a shame, because those wild colors are so fun to knit with! The lace pattern begins as an open mesh and then changes to a dense striped eyelet pattern. The fabric created by the two different lace stitches successfully celebrates the depth of multi, striped, and solid colored yarns.
I paired the simple lace patterns with a sawtooth edging and picot bind off to add a bit of whimsy. This shawlette looks fantastic draped casually around your neck – it adds a splash of style and some warmth to any outfit.
Construction Details: The shawl is worked in one piece. The pattern starts out at one corner with an open mesh and then gets denser at the wider edge of the shawl. A sawtooth edge is worked along one side with the lace pattern and then a picot bind off is worked at the end. Since the shawl begins at the corner and increases for width and depth, it is easily adaptable for a larger size using either more yardage or a thicker yarn. Notes are included on the pattern with suggestions for making it larger.
Cable Cast On
Increasing (YO, kfb)
Finished Measurements: 58" span across the longest side x 18" depth
Yarn: 100 grams of fingering weight (CYCA #1) yarn.Samples made with Three Irish Girls Springvale Sock (100% superwash merino wool, 370 yds/100 g) in “Crème de La Crème” and Manos del Uruguay Alegria (75% wool 25% polyamide, 445 yds/100 g) in “2685 Eggplant”.
Gauge: 19 stitches and 40 rows = 4” in garter stitch, unblocked. 16 stitches and 32 rows = 4” in garter stitch, blocked.
Needle: US 6 (4 mm) 24-32” circular needles to accommodate the increasing stitches. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.