This is the rectangular version of my popular Ulmus pattern. Instructions are given for three sizes ranging from a scarf sized 11" wide to a generous 24" wide shawl. The length is easily customized, my sample shawl is 24x68" and instructions are given for working the 68" length. I used most of two skeins of the MC (STR Lightweight in Mossay) for that size.
After getting a few requests from knitters who are uncomfortable with charts, I decided to do both written and charted instructions for this pattern. You will also find instructions on a version of this shawl with fringe in place of the lace border for a more casual look. (I personally love a bit of sassy fringe.)
This lovely version was knit by test knitter Andrea. Thanks Andrea! Hers is worked in Koigu KPPPM and Spud and Chloe Fine. Andrea made the medium size, although hers is a little smaller than the measurements on the pattern since the yarns are a bit finer than STR.
I really like the versatility of a rectangular shawl. It may be worn scarf-like as pictured above or as a wrap. I know we'll be wearing ours quite a bit this fall and winter.
Sizes: S, M, L
Finished Measurements: 11[14, 24]” x 68” (or desired length)
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4”(10cm) in slipped stitch pattern “Body Chart”. Be sure to block your swatch!
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks That Rock Lightweight, 100% Superwash Merino, 360 yrds/329m per 4.5 oz/127g Skein.
MC: Mossay 1(2,2) skeins.
CC: Blue Moonstone 1(1, 2) skeins
Crochet Hook Size 4mm
Scrap yarn (cotton yarn in a weight similar to the project yarn works best.)
Price: $6.00 US