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This top-down triangular shawl with its simple zig-zag lines (in texture or lace, your choice) is a quick an easy knit. The beads in the border give it weight, and you can choose a contrasting color for an extra zing.
The textured chart works best in a solid or semi-solid color. The lace chart works well with a yarn with a little more color variation.
Samples were knit in both fingering and lace weight yarns, and the size of the shawl can be increased by repeating the body chart. A small fingering weight version uses less than 100g (430yd/393m), and a large lace version uses less than 100g (785yd/718m).
Small textured sample: 2 repeats of textured body chart with less than 100g (430yds/393m) of Indigodragonfly Merino Silk 4 ply sock yarn in Kathleen Turner Overdrive
Large textured sample: 4 repeats of textured body chart with less than 100g (785 yd/718m) of Cascade Yarns Forest Hills in Chili Pepper.
Large lace sample: 4 repeats of lace body chart with less than 100g (800yd/732m) of Indigodragonfly Merino Single Lace in Kelp is on the way
Over 4" stockinette
Fingering weight: 17sts and 29 rows
Lace weight: 18sts and 30 rows
400 yards of Fingering weight
I'm a lifelong crafter, but settled on knitting in university when I wanted sweaters but couldn't afford to buy them. My first knitting love was lace. I'm sure I'll keep returning to lace, but there are so many other fun techniques to explore as well!