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Shawl Geometry

15
Jul
2013
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Shawl Geometry: 3/4 Square

This is the fifteenth post in a series about different shawl shapes and how to knit them. All the posts in the series can be found right here.

Shawl Geometry: all the knit shawl shapes you could even need

3/4 Square from the top down

This variation on the Square Knit in the Round is simply three of the four quarters needed to shape a full square.

The 3/4 Square shawl fits and drapes in a way that is quite unique to its shape. It doesn’t hug the shoulders in the same way squares or circles with slits do, or in the same way semi-circular shawls do. However, it does sit nicely. And because of that “missing” quarter it sits on the shoulders in a very open manner.

Knitting Instructions

CO 9sts.
{4 border sts + 3 sections + 2 spines}
R1: k2, (pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1) 3 times, k1.
R2: purl across.
R3: k2, (sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1) 3 times, k1.
R4: purl across.
Rep R3&4 to desired dimensions.
Bind off loosely.

3/4 Square from the bottom up

Calculating your cast on

Determine your final gauge, and desired depth.
[Row gauge] x [desired depth] = [# of rows]
[# of rows] / 2 = [# of dec rows]
[# of dec rows] x [6sts decreased per dec row] = [# of sts decreased]
Make sure this number is divisible by 6.
[# of sts decreased] = [# of sts to CO]

Calculating your stitch marker placement

[# of sts to CO] / [3 shawl sections] = [# of sts in one section aka Y]

Knitting Instructions

CO [# of sts to CO].
R1: (ssk, kY minus four, k2tog, pm) 2 times, ssk, kY minus four, k2tog.
R2: purl across.
R3: (ssk, k to 2sts before marker, k2tog, sm) 2 times, ssk, k to last 2sts, k2tog.
R4: purl across. Rep R3&4 to 6sts.
Bind off loosely.

 



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The previous post: Wedge Circles with a Slit
The next post: 1/2 Circles


 

8
Jul
2013
0

Shawl Geometry: Wedge Circle with a Slit

This is the fourteenth post in a series about different shawl shapes and how to knit them. All the posts in the series can be found right here.

Shawl Geometry: all the knit shawl shapes you could even need

Wedge Circle with a Slit from the center out

Just like you can work a Square with a Slit, you can also work the Wedge Circle with a Slit. You work all the same shaping and patterning as the full Wedge Circle, but worked at in rows, rather than in the round.

Knitting Instructions

CO 12sts.
{4 border sts + 8 sections}
R1: k2, (pm, yo, k1) 8 times, k2.
R2: purl across.
R3: k2, (sm, yo, k to marker) 8 times, k2.
R4: purl across.
Rep R3&4 to desired dimensions.
Bind off loosely.

Wedge Circle with a Slit from the hem in

Calculating your cast on

Determine your final gauge and the desired radius of your shawl.
The radius is half the width of your final shawl, or the length from the center of your shawl to the edge.
[Row gauge] x [desired radius] = [# of rows]
[# of rows] / 2 = [# of dec rows]
[# of dec rows] x [8sts decreased per dec row] = [# of sts decreased]
Make sure this number is divisible by 8.
[# of sts decreased] = [# of sts to CO]

Calculating your stitch marker placement

[# of sts to CO] / [8 shawl sections] = [# of sts in one section aka Y]

Knitting Instructions

CO [# of sts to CO].
R1: (pm, ssk, kY minus two) 8 times.
R2: purl across.
R3: (sm, ssk, k to marker) 8 times.
R4: purl across.
Rep R3&4 to 8sts.
Bind off loosely.

 



Get a Lifetime's Worth of Shawl Shapes!

Collectively the Shawl Geometry Series of books cover 75 shawl shapes from beginner to advanced, plus shawl shaping principles and theory. If you’ve enjoyed this blog post then check out the books, they cover enough shawl shaping to keep you happily knitting for a lifetime or two.

Get All the Shawl Shapes You'll Ever Need!

The previous post: Squares with a Diagonal Slit
The next post: 3/4 Square


 

1
Jul
2013
0

Shawl Geometry: Square with a Diagonal Slit

This is the thirteenth post in a series about different shawl shapes and how to knit them. All the posts in the series can be found right here.

Shawl Geometry: all the knit shawl shapes you could even need

Square with a Diagonal Slit from the center out

The Square with a Diagonal Slit is a variation on the Square Knit in the Round. Instead of being knit in the round, the Square with a Diagonal Slit is worked flat, with the “slit” splitting one pair of increases (or decreases).

This shawl shape sits sort of like a cape. It rests easily on your shoulders and doesn’t slide around. Plus, no need to fold your square in half, hiding part of your pattern.

Knitting Instructions

CO 11sts.
{4 border sts + 4 sections + 3 spines}
R1: k2, (pm, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1) 4 times, k1.
R2: purl across.
R3: k2, (sm, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1) 4 times, k1.
R4: purl across.
Rep R3&4 to desired dimensions.
Bind off loosely.

Square with a Diagonal Slit from the hem in

Like many other shawl shapes, the Square with a Diagonal Slit can also be worked from the center out, and from the hem in.

Calculating your cast on

Determine your final gauge, and the desired width of your square.
[Desired width] / 2 = [width from CO to BO]
[Width from CO to BO] x [row gauge] = [# of rows]
[# of rows] / 2 = [# of dec rows]
[# of dec rows] x [8sts decreased per dec row] = [# of sts decreased]
Make sure this number is divisible by 8.
[# of sts decreased] = [# of sts to CO]

[# of sts to CO] / [4 shawl sections] = [# of sts in one section aka Y]

Knitting Instructions

CO [# of sts to CO].
R1: (pm, ssk, kY minus four, k2tog) 4 times.
R2: purl across.
R3: (sm, ssk, k to 2sts before marker, k2tog) 4 times.
R4: purl across.
Rep R3&4 to 8sts.
Bind off loosely.

 



Get a Lifetime's Worth of Shawl Shapes!

Collectively the Shawl Geometry Series of books cover 75 shawl shapes from beginner to advanced, plus shawl shaping principles and theory. If you’ve enjoyed this blog post then check out the books, they cover enough shawl shaping to keep you happily knitting for a lifetime or two.

Get All the Shawl Shapes You'll Ever Need!

The previous post: Rectangles
The next post: Circles with a Slit