Thursday, March 30, 2017

Reverb Shawl

Reverb Shawl
Reverb Shawl

First off, I hate to admit how long I've been working on this shawl, because, to be quite honest, I can no longer even remember when I started (nevertheless, I am 98% sure it was last year). And I know that may not sound like *that* long to some of you with years-old WIPs sitting around in your drawers, but I'm one of those people who loses steam VERY EASILY the minute I set something down, and will often literally throw out a project to ease the psychic burden of staring at it, unfinished, for too long (but I swear I've gotten better about this as I get older!!! really, it's true!!!). Anyway, what was my point? I have no idea, but I did make a shawl! And quite a shawl it is - made with worsted weight so it doesn't work up too slowly, the Reverb Shawl also combines twisted stitches and mesh for some interesting textural detail. So make one of your own, if you want! I will send lots of good energy your way so you don't get bogged down halfway through. :)

Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards [192 meters]/100 grams); #193 Jacinto - 2 skeins

Reverb Shawl
Another look at the pattern
Needles: One 32" or longer circular needle in size US 7
 

Notions: Tapestry needle, 2 stitch markers

Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

So let's make a shawl! Begin by casting on 3 stitches loosely, and then working 8 rows in garter stitch to create a tab. Then, without turning work, yarn over (yo) twice, pick up 1 stitch about 1/3rd of the way down along the edge of the tab, (yo) twice again, pick up 1 stitch roughly 2/3rds of the way down the edge of the tab, and (yo) twice again. Complete tab by picking up 3 stitches along cast-on edge; you should now have stitches coming from 3 sides of the tab - 3 along original working edge - 8 along the side (counting each double yo as 2 stitches), and 3 along the cast-on edge. Then, work a few set-up rows as follows. Oh, and you'll need the following terminology, as well:

rt (right twist): knit two together, leaving stitches on left-hand needle; next, insert right-hand needle from the front between the two stitches just knitted together, and knit the first stitch again.  Finally, slip both stitches from left-hand needle together

lt (left twist): with right-hand needle behind left-hand needle, skip one stitch and knit the second stitch in back loop; then insert right-hand needle into the backs of both stitches and k2tog-b (knit two together through back loops, inserting right needle from the right)

Anyway, once you've got that covered, continue as follows:

Set-up Row 1 (wrong side): k3, purl until 3 stitches left in row, working a (k1, p1) in each double yo, k3

Set-up Row 2: k3, (yo) twice, knit until 3 stitches left, (yo) twice, k3 (18 stitches)

Set-up Row 3: k3, purl until 3 stitches left in row, working a (k1, p1) in each double yo, k3

Set-up Row 4: k3, (yo) twice, knit 1 stitch through back loop (k1-tbl), k1, k1-tbl, k6, k1-tbl, k1, k1-tbl, (yo) twice, k3 (22 stitches)

Set-up Row 5: k3, purl until 3 stitches left in row, working a (k1, p1) in each double yo, k3

Set-up Row 6: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (lt) twice, k4, (rt) twice, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (26 stitches)

Set-up Row 7: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, yo, ssk, purl until you have 7 stitches left in row, yo, ssk, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Set-up Row 8: k3, (yo) twice, k2, yo, ssk, k1, (lt) twice, k2, (rt) twice, k1, yo, ssk, k2 (yo) twice, k3 (30 stitches)

Set-up Row 9: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) twice, p12, (yo, ssk) twice, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Set-up Row 10: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, (lt) twice, (rt) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (34 stitches)

Set-up Row 11: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, (yo, ssk) twice, p12, (yo, ssk) twice, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Set-up Row 12: k3, (yo) twice, k3, k1-tbl, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1-tbl, k1, (k1-tbl) twice, k1, k1-tbl, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k1-tbl, k3, (yo) twice, k3 (38 stitches)

Set-up Row 13: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4, (yo, ssk) twice, p12, (yo, ssk) twice, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3 

Set-up Row 14: k3, (yo) twice, k4, rt, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, (rt) twice, (lt) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, lt, k4, (yo) twice, k3 (42 stitches)

Set-up Row 15: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, yo, ssk, p4, (yo, ssk) twice, p12, (yo, ssk) twice, p4, yo, ssk, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Set-up Row 16: k3, (yo) twice, k2, yo, ssk, k1, rt, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k1, (rt) twice, k2, (lt) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k1, lt, k1, yo, ssk, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (46 stitches)

Set-up Row 17: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) twice, p4, (yo, ssk) twice, p12, (yo, ssk) twice, p4, (yo, ssk) twice, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Notice that you'll be placing two stitch markers in the next set-up row...
 
Set-up Row 18: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, rt, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, place marker, (rt) twice, k4, (lt) twice, place marker, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, lt, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (52 stitches)

Set-up Row 19: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, (yo, ssk) twice, p4, (yo, ssk) twice, slip marker, p12, slip marker, (yo, ssk) twice, p4, (yo, ssk) twice, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Complete set-up rows 1 - 19. At this point, we've established our main repeating pattern, which is a combination of faggoting and twisted stitches. So now, let's continue as you'll find below. As you'll notice, we're simply going to keep working the same pattern we've already established, but now it will begin repeating outside of the markers. 

Row 1 (right side): k3, (yo) twice, * k1-tbl, k3, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach first marker. Then, slip marker, k1-tbl, k1, k1-tbl, k6, k1-tbl, k1, k1-tbl, and slip second marker. Finally, * (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1-tbl; rep from * until you have 3 stitches left in row; end (yo) twice, k3 (+4 stitches)

Row 2: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, * p4, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach marker, slip marker, p12, slip marker, * (yo, ssk) twice, p4; rep from * until you're 5 stitches before end of row; end (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 3: k3, (yo) twice, k2, * lt, k2, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach first marker. Then, slip marker, (lt) twice, k4, (rt) twice, and slip second marker. Finally, * (yo, ssk) twice, k2, rt; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left in row; end k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+4 stitches)

Row 4: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, yo, ssk, * p4, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach marker, slip marker, p12, slip marker, * (yo, ssk) twice, p4; rep from * until you're 7 stitches before end of row; end yo, ssk, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 5: k3, (yo) twice, k2, yo, ssk, * k1, lt, k1, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach first marker. Then, slip marker, k1, (lt) twice, k2, (rt) twice, k1, and slip second marker. Finally, * (yo, ssk) twice, k1, rt, k1; rep from * until you have 7 stitches left in row; end yo, ssk, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+4 stitches)

Row 6: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) twice, * p4, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach marker, slip marker, p12, slip marker, * (yo, ssk) twice, p4; rep from * until you're 9 stitches before end of row; end (yo, ssk) twice, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 7: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, * k2, lt, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach first marker. Then, slip marker, k2, (lt) twice, (rt) twice, k2, and slip second marker. Finally, * (yo, ssk) twice, rt, k2; rep from * until you have 9 stitches left in row; end (yo, ssk) twice, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+4 stitches)

Row 8: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, (yo, ssk) twice, * p4, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach marker, slip marker, p12, slip marker, * (yo, ssk) twice, p4; rep from * until you're 11 stitches before end of row; end (yo, ssk) twice, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 9: k3, (yo) twice, * k3, k1-tbl, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach first marker. Then, slip marker, k3, k1-tbl, k1, (k1-tbl) twice, k1, k1-tbl, k3, and slip second marker. Finally, * (yo, ssk) twice, k1-tbl, k3; rep from * until you have 3 stitches left in row; end (yo) twice, k3 (+4 stitches)

Row 10: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, * p4, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach marker, slip marker, p12, slip marker, * (yo, ssk) twice, p4; rep from * until you're 5 stitches before end of row; end (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 11: k3, (yo) twice, k2, * k2, rt, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach first marker. Then, slip marker, k2, (rt) twice, (lt) twice, k2, and slip second marker. Finally, * (yo, ssk) twice, lt, k2; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left in row; end k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+4 stitches)

Row 12: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, yo, ssk, * p4, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach marker, slip marker, p12, slip marker, * (yo, ssk) twice, p4; rep from * until you're 7 stitches before end of row; end yo, ssk, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 13: k3, (yo) twice, k2, yo, ssk, * k1, rt, k1, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach first marker. Then, slip marker, k1, (rt) twice, k2, (lt) twice, k1, and slip second marker. Finally, * (yo, ssk) twice, k1, lt, k1; rep from * until you have 7 stitches left in row; end yo, ssk, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+4 stitches)

Row 14: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) twice, * p4, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach marker, slip marker, p12, slip marker, * (yo, ssk) twice, p4; rep from * until you're 9 stitches before end of row; end (yo, ssk) twice, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 15: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, * rt, k2, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach first marker. Then, slip marker, (rt) twice, k4, (lt) twice, and slip second marker. Finally, * (yo, ssk) twice, k2, lt; rep from * until you have 9 stitches left in row; end (yo, ssk) twice, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+4 stitches)

Row 16: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, (yo, ssk) twice, * p4, (yo, ssk) twice; rep from * until you reach marker, slip marker, p12, slip marker, * (yo, ssk) twice, p4; rep from * until you're 11 stitches before end of row; end (yo, ssk) twice, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Knit rows 1 - 16 until you're tired of knitting, or you're nearly out of yarn, and, ideally, you've just finished either row 2 or row 10 of the pattern (if you can't finish on one of those, just make sure you've finished a wrong-side row). Then, knit an edging as follows:

Edging Rows 1 & 3 (right side): k3, (yo) twice, knit until you have 3 stitches left in row, (yo) twice, k3

Edging Row 2: knit, making a (k1, p1) in each double yo

Knit edging rows 1 - 3 and bind off using a knit stitch (I know that sounds weird, but all I'm trying to say is that you'll be knitting, not purling, your bind off even though you're on a wrong side row). Bind off loosely, tuck in ends, and block. 
Reverb Shawl
Reverb Shawl
Reverb Shawl
Reverb Shawl
Reverb Shawl
Reverb Shawl

18 comments:

  1. hi gretchen...all your persistent needlework turned into a beautiful shawl....and the malabrigo yarn is lovely to work with and it takes the colors so well...love the purple...thank you for sharing the pattern and your positive thoughts...take care...sally

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    1. Thanks Sally!

      One reason I usually post smaller projects is definitely because I like the thrill of completion.... but I've bought some really beautiful yarns lately that deserve larger projects, so I'm trying to step up my game! :) Glad it's appreciated!!!

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  2. I can't say which caught my attention more, the beautiful design of this shawl or the gorgeous color (one of my favorites)! I'm looking forward to starting...and finishing...one for myself! Thank you for continuing to share your talents so freely.

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    1. I'm glad to hear it, because that must mean that the color and pattern go together quite nicely! :) And I'm glad to hear you like it - let me know if you have any questions!!!

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  3. You design such beautiful patterns, Gretchen. Love the look and adore the color. So glad you can offer this to us.

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    1. I'm delighted to hear that you like it, thank you for the lovely compliment! :) And let me know if you have any questions!!!

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  4. Oh my gosh I love this pattern, I would love to try it but it looks a bit complicated.
    This is a great design .

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    1. Hi Ann!

      Glad you like the pattern. :) And the most complicated thing about it is just getting started and then learning the stitch pattern - and once you've got that down you've still got a lot of knitting left that shouldn't require too much pattern-checking! :)

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  5. What a great combination of yarn and pattern; I cannot wait to make this. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yay! So glad you like it! Let me know if you have any questions. :)

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  6. Can you tell me the measurement or size of this beautiful shawl?

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    1. Hi Amy!

      Using most of my two skeins I ended up with a shawl roughly 56" across and 16" tall. Of course if you have more or less yarn your dimensions will be different! :)

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  7. I'm not sure what "working a (k1, p1) in each double yo, k3" means. Do I knit in one loop of the double yo, and purl in the next?

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    1. Exactly! You can't k2 into a double yo so you have to k1, p1 instead. Then you just know the next three stitches! :)

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  8. Hello, I found your pattern from this page but I had to search for it because it wasn't credited to you (just lucky that the name of your pattern was in the image title). https://www.allfreeknitting.com/knitting-for-charity/Guid-For-Giving-a-Prayer-Shawl/
    Thank you for sharing, it's so wonderful to see shawls that aren't primarily lace and fingering yarn!

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    1. Well I'm glad you were able to track it down!!! :) And yeah, sometimes you really need a worsted weight pattern - I am currently making a lighter weight one and wondering if I'll ever get done!!!!

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