On Monday I listed my newest pattern Scratch That on Ravelry. This is another Combination Shawl, a crescent shaped with increases, but like Devil’s Lake it has short rows for purely aesthetic reasons!
The shawl begins in the center back and there is a tiny bit of plain stockinette before the short row sections start. You can see that there are three tiers of short rows. The rows are guided using markers; the turns are all built up on one side of the shawl and then balanced on the other side.
The yarn is Knit Picks Capretta, a fingering weight wool/nylon/cashmere blend. It’s a very soft, smooth, round yarn with an absolutely lovely drape. It comes in 15 lovely colors and is so inexpensive that the 7 balls required for the shawl (3 of the gray/MC and 4 of the Tumeric/CC) will cost only $50. It’s also a great stashbuster though – think of using different colors for each of the short row tiers!
The edging is a deep 4×2 ribbing and does take a fairly long time to knit, but it has such a lovely drape in the Capretta and makes a wonderful weight at the bottom of the shawl.
There are already a few projects associated with it on Ravelry – you can check them out here – and see some of the other color choices people have made. I have to say I’m tempted to do another one myself, but can’t decide on the colors.
For more information you can check the Ravelry page or the Patterns section of my website.
Scratch That is available here and on Ravelry for $5.99.