January 8, 2013


Asymmetrical Bluebells

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Worked all in one piece, Asymmetrical Bluebells is a long shallow triangular shawl, with a simple sawtooth edging all along one edge, and a smattering of stylized flower motifs scattered across a garter stitch background.


The long triangular shape makes it perfect for draping across the shoulders as a shawl, or wrapping around the neck as a scarf. This shawl begins by casting on 3 stitches at one end, and is then worked side to side, with one increase every 6th row along one edge.


Originally knit & shown in handspun, Malabrigo sock (2 skeins) makes a wonderful substitute.


Yarn: 750 yards (668 meters), light fingering weight
Shown in: handspun; 1 skein, 750 yards (668 meters)/skein, colorway ‘citrus’ Yarn Substitution: Malabrigo Sock; 2 skeins, 440 yards (402 meters)/skein

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 40 inch (100 cm) circular, or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers (I found it useful to have 2 stitch markers be one color/style, and the 3rd stitch marker be a different color/style)


Gauge: 24 sts/4 inches; 38 rows/4 inches (24 sts/10 cm; 38 rows/10 cm) in washed and blocked garter stitch

Blocked Dimensions: 64 inches (162.5 cm) across top edge; 22 inches (56 cm) down final edge; 67 inches (170 cm) along long diagonal edge, blocked

Skills Used: cast on, bind off, knitting and purling, k2tog, ssk, p2tog k3tog, sk2p, yo, make 1, using stitch markers, weaving in ends, blocking lace