Polka dot shawl is shaped through evenly spaced increases that, simultaneously, create the polka dot pattern. After the shawl is finished the toothed garter edge is worked on to the rounded edge of the shawl.
This semi-circular shawl starts in the centre and is worked out towards the curved edge with the pattern simultaneously shaping the shawl. When the full depth is reached, shawl wings are drawn out with short rows and then the garter edging is worked sideways in short rows as well.
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch
Katya Frankel loves designing garments and accessories for children and women. Her designs bridge classic style with modern techniques, resulting in timeless garments that are fun to knit.
Her first book, Boys' Knits, full of stylish, wearable knits for young boys, can be found here http://www.cooperativepress.com/shop/boys-knits/
Find more of her work at katyafrankel.com