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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Ovate
Ovate ovate small, back
Ovate ovate small, front
Ovate ovate small, back 2
Ovate large ovate
Ovate large ovate, back

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • increase and decrease
  • crochet chain

Pattern Description:

A quick, but stunning project for super bulky yarn. Large leaves lay across your shoulders and back on this crescent shaped shawlette/capelet. A crochet chain with toggles attached at each end allows you to customize the fit around your shoulders. Such an impressive piece for so little work, you'll want to make some for your friends and family too!

Ovate is worked from the neck down. Increases are worked at the edges and within the pattern to create the curved shape. The toggle cord is a crochet chain, with the toggles attached to each end. No buttonholes are needed, due to the large stitches. Both written and charted instructions are included.

A big thanks to my tech editor, Kate Vanover, and my great test knitters.


Gauge is not crucial to this project; but if your gauge varies from that which is given, you may need an additional skein of yarn.
6 sts and 8 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small - 42 inch/107 cm wingspan, 14 inch/35.5 cm depth.
  • Large - 54 inch/137 cm wingspan, 20 inch/51 cm depth.


  • Malabrigo Rasta, 100% Merino wool, 90 yards/150 grams, shown in Plomo and Garden Gate. Small- 1 skein, Large - 2 skeins.
  • US 19/15mm 24-32 inch circular needle
  • Size P/11.5mm crochet hook for toggle cord

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 - 2 inch/5cm toggles
  • Yarn needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Rasta
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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
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I love soap and candle making, all sorts of paper crafts and a bit of jewelery making...but my true love is knitting. I learned to knit in 2007 and started designing in 2010. I am always sketching up ...

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