Purly Girl

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Monday, September 13, 2004

Here's the pattern:

A one-piece triangle shawl made to gently snuggle your shoulders on a cool summer evening. From just 2 stitches, this wrap is knit from one side to the other, increasing from the left end to the center and decreasing from the center to the right end.

3 – 2.5 oz. balls Lion Brand Micro Spun
Size 11 needles (long or circular)

Cast on 2 stitches.
Row 1 (Right side) Knit.
Row 2 (Wrong side) Purl.
Row 3 Knit 1, Knit 2 in next stitch to increase 1 stitch.
Row 4 Purl.
Row 5 Knit 1, Knit 2 in next stitch to increase 1 stitch, Knit to end.

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until there are 70 stitches on the needle, ending with a purl row.

Begin decrease rows:

Row 1 Knit 1, Knit 2 together to decrease 1 stitch, Knit to end.
Row 2 Purl.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 2 stitches left. Knit 2 together and end.

Optional: Slip-stitches may be crocheted around the shawl to strengthen edges if desired.

This is an original design. © Blackberry Pickin’


  • At September 13, 2004 at 11:46 PM, Blogger Jan said…

    That looks pretty and easy. I made a shawl earlier this year from 12 ply New Zealand mohair randomly dyed in rainbow colours. 10 mm needles.Started out with one stitch and increased one stitch at beginning of every row. All worked in garter stitch but ended up with about 200 stitches. Very light, lacey and lovely to wear, but yours looks much easier to knit.

    What ply is that wool you used so I could look for an equivalent over here? I have chart of needle equivalents, but there doesn't seem much in the way of yarn equivalents.

  • At September 15, 2004 at 11:11 PM, Blogger sticksandstring said…

    Microspun is like any sport weight yarn. It's 100% acrylic, extremely soft, and drapes really well.
    Here's a link to info about it:


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