Who says shawls have to be lacy and delicate? Ribbing makes a fantastic fabric for a casual, everyday piece that works with any style.
NOTES * A slightly unusual shaping creates an extra wide piece with some curl at the edges for an enveloping wrap.
The pattern calls for 2 skeins of yarn, and the individual sections are set by yardage/yarn used. No counting of stitches required, but you will need a digital scale.
The pattern calls for different increases to be worked on the edges from those in the centre. If you prefer, you can use the ‘plain’ backwards loop M1 for all.
Throughout the pattern, slip markers as you come across them if not specified.
SIZING One size ›› At tension and with yardage given, finished shawl is: 180 cm/70 inches wide and 53 cm/21 inches deep.
YARN Walcot Yarns Opus (Sport; 70% Falkland Merino; 30% baby alpaca, 325 m / 355 yd per 100g) Cinnabar : 2 skeins
4.5 mm (US 7) 60 cm/24” circular needle
5.5 mm (US 9) circular needle for working cast-off ›› Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct tension.
Removable stitch markers
GAUGE 20 sts x 24 rows = 5 cm / 2” in ribbing stitch after an aggressive blocking ›› Tension is not crucial for this pattern. As long as you like the fabric that results, it will be fine, although working at a different tension will result in a different size piece.