This shawl is the perfect thing when you want something a little more exciting than plain garter stitch (but not too much of a challenge) and something warm without having to commit to a whole sweater.
Worked from the top down, beginning with a garter tab, this shawl features stripes incorporating short rows using wrap and turn (w&t). Because of the nature of garter stitch, however, wraps blend in easily and do not need to be picked up on subsequent rows. Because of the way the stripes alternate, it is easy to make the shawl larger or smaller to accommodate your yarn supply. The bottom edge of the shawl is finished with a picot bind off.
19 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch, gently blocked
810 yards of Fingering weight
I learned to knit from my aunt when I was about 7 years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I got really serious about the sticks and string. I learned to spin in 2008 and began designing in 2011. Now my house is slowly being taken over by yarn and fiber.