Knitting for women Spiral-shaped shawl knitting pattern

Spiral-shaped shawl knitting pattern

Shawl knitting pattern



Finished Measurements

Approx 56 inches wide x 25 inches long

Materials

Plymouth Yarn Driftone (sport weight; 100% mercerized cotton; 142 yds/50g per ball): 4 balls sand tone #0001

Size 7 (4.5mm) 32-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers

Gauge

13 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Shawl pat (blocked).

To save time, take time to check gauge.

Special Abbreviations

7-stitch nupp (7-st nupp): (K1, [yo, k1] 3 times) loosely into same st; on next row, p7tog to form a nupp.

Purl 7 together (p7tog): Purl 7 sts tog.

Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH needle.

Pattern Stitches

Note: Charts are provided for those preferring to work pat sts from charts.

A 7-st nupp is counted as 1 st.

Shawl (st count varies)

Row 1 (RS): K1, yo—2 sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows through Row 16: Purl.

Row 3: K2, yo—3 sts.

Row 5: K1, yo, ssk, yo—4 sts.

Row 7: K2, yo, ssk, yo—5 sts.

Row 9: K3, yo, ssk, yo—6 sts.

Row 11: K1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, yo—7 sts.

Row 13: K1, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, yo—8 sts.

Row 15: K1, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, k1, ssk, yo—9 sts.

Row 17: *K1, yo, ssk, 7-st nupp, k1, 7-st nupp, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1, yo—1 st inc.

Row 18: P2, *p2, p7tog, p1, p7tog, p3; rep from * to end.

Row 19: *K2, yo, ssk, 7-st nupp, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2, yo—1 st inc.

Row 20: P3, *p3, p7tog, p4; rep from * to end.

Row 21: *K1, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, ssk, yo—1 st inc.

Rows 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30: Purl.

Row 23: *K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, ssk, yo—1 st inc.

Row 25: *K3, yo, sk2p, yo, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3, yo, ssk, yo—1 st inc.

Row 27: *K1, k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] twice, ssk; rep from * to last 6 sts, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2, yo—1 st inc.

Row 29: *K1, k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] twice, ssk; rep from * to last 7 sts, k1, k2tog, [k1, yo] twice, ssk, yo—1 st inc.

Row 31: *K1, k2tog, k1, [yo, k1] twice, ssk; rep from * to end, yo—1 st inc.

Row 32: Purl.

Rows 33-96: Rep [Rows 17-32] 4 times.

Row 97: *K1, yo, ssk, 7-st nupp, k1, 7-st nupp, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1, yo—1 st inc. 

Row 98: P2, *p2, p7tog, p1, p7tog, p3; rep from * to end.

Row 99: *K2, yo, ssk, 7-st nupp, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2, yo—1 st inc.

Row 100: P3, *p3, p7tog, p4; rep from * to end.

Row 101: *K3, yo, sk2p, yo, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3, yo—1 st inc.

Row 102: Purl.

Border (multiple varies)

Row 1: K1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1—8 sts.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12: Purl to last border st, k2tog to join last border st to first shawl st, turn.

Row 3: K1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k1—9 sts.

Row 5: K1, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k1—10 sts.

Row 7: K1, yo, [k2tog, k1] twice, yo, k2, yo, k1—11 sts.

Row 9: K1, yo, [k2tog, k1] twice, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1—12 sts.

Row 11: K1, yo, [k2tog, k1] twice, [yo, k1] twice, ssk, yo, k1—13 sts.

Row 13: K1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, ssk, 7-st nupp, k1, 7-st nupp, k2tog, yo, k2tog—12 sts.

Row 14: P3, p7tog, p1, p7tog, p5, k2tog to join to last border st to first shawl st.

Row 15: K1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, ssk, 7-st nupp, k2tog, yo, k2tog—11 sts.

Row 16: P3, p7tog, p6, k2tog to join to last border st to first shawl st.

Row 17: K1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, ssk, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog—10 sts.

Rows 18 and 20: Rep Row 2.

Row 19: K1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo, sk2p, yo, k2tog—9 sts.

Row 21: K1, yo, k2tog, k1, sk2p, yo, k2tog—7 sts.

Row 22: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-22 for pat. 

Pattern Note

The shawl begins with a garter stitch tab; stitches are picked up along the left side and cast-on edges of this tab to create stitches for the shawl. When the shawl is complete, stitches are cast on for the border, and the border is attached to the shawl on wrong-side rows by knitting 1 border stitch together with 1 shawl stitch.

Shawl

Garter St Tab

Cast on 3 sts.

Knit 10 rows.

Pick-up row (RS): K3, rotate work a quarter turn to the right; pick up and knit 5 sts along left side edge (1 st in each space between garter ridges); rotate work a quarter turn to the right again; pick up and knit 3 sts across cast-on edge—11 sts.

Body

Set-up row (WS): K3, p5, k3.

Row 1: K3, pm, work Shawl pat to last 3 sts, pm, k3.

Continuing to work first and last 3 sts of every row in garter st as established, work Shawl pat [Rows 2-32] once, then rep [Rows 17-32] 4 times, then work [Rows 97-102] once.

Inc row (RS): K3, sm, [k52, yo] 5 times, sm, k3; using backward-loop cast-on, cast on 7 sts for edging—278 sts.

Border

Joining row (WS): K6, k2tog to join to last border st to first shawl st, turn.

Knit 1 row.

Work Joining row.

Work [22-row Border pat] 24 times.

Knit 1 row.

Work Joining row.

Knit 1 row.

Bind off sts kwise until 2 sts rem on LH needle; k2tog, then bind off final st.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Block by dampening and then pinning out on a blocking board. Let dry completely before moving.

Design by Meghan Jones

Chart