As a reaction of the FO from last week, I wanted a big shawl with bright colors. A more me-like shawl :-) I’ve found this gorgeous yarn at the Zauberwiese-meeting and felt immediately in love with it. And I knew what I want to knit with.
To show off the lovely colors I’ve choose a simple stockinette triangle shawl. To adjust the shawl to the length of the yarn I’ve knitted the shawl top down. I didn’t want to have any leftovers of that beautiful yarn. But only stockinette it’s of course too boring. So I’ve put some stars on the rainbow.
- Row 1 (RS): You knit 2 stitches together (k2tog), but leave the two stitches on the left needle. Then you knit these 2 sts through the back loop together (k2tbltog) and slip it off the left needle. I’ve found here a video to show it to you better.
- Row 2 (WS): purl all stitches.
- Row 3 (RS): k1, 2 into 2 sts. (You shift the stitch pattern about one stitch).
- Row 4 (WS) as row 2.
Of course you can do it with more stitches. 3 into 3, 4 into 4 and so on. The more stitches you de- and increase the produced fabric gets denser.
I ripped the shawl three times as I ended up with not enough yarn because the stars pattern takes more yarn than plain stockinette stitches. But now I’m satisfied and happy with it. Tuesday morning I was even too late for work just because I had to block it after finished it Monday night. I’m addicted, I know…