02 December 2012

Pattern: Castaway Shawlette

Castaway cover
Castaway shawlette by Kathleen Dames

I have a new shawlette pattern to share with you: Castaway. Worked from a tab start at the neck down to a ruffled edge, this is perfect for that skein of Malabrigo Lace that you couldn't resist. The stickiness of the yarn works to your advantage to keep the ladders from pulling at their neighbor stitches.

Castaway back
Castaway shawlette by Kathleen Dames
If you can cast on, bind off, knit, purl, and work basic increases and decreases, you can create this lovely, soft shawlette. This is a "wide" triangle shawl, which means you increase at four points on the front and two on the back. A friend of mine, who also is an LYSO, thought this was cashmere when I showed it to her.
Castaway 3/4
Castaway shawlette by Kathleen Dames
One skein of yarn, one circular needle, and one pattern are all you need to make your own Castaway - perfect for desert island knitting (or when you want to get away from it all!).

One skein of Malabrigo Lace (or 470yds/430m of a similar laceweight yarn)
One US4/3.5mm 29" circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
stitch markers
tapestry needle

Skills Needed
Casting on
Binding off

Technical editing by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
Test knitting by Elizabeth Hutchison and Annie Rota
Photographed on the bank of the Kennebec River, Bath, Maine, by Nicholas Dames

Pattern available for $6 on CraftsyEtsy, and Ravelry or by using the button below.

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