Thursday, October 19, 2017

Morning Glory Shawl

Morning Glory Shawl

You know when you buy yarn for a hat, but then you get confused and suddenly you're making a shawl instead? Well, that's pretty much the story behind this little number, which is made with roughly 430 yards of the light purple yarn and half as much of both the white and the darker shade (however, I should note that, while it is totally possible to use two skeins of the Alpaca Peru for the middle section and one skein apiece for each of the differently-colored sections, I didn't have quite enough left to be 100% sure that everyone can get it done with this four ball approach - if you're a loose knitter, for instance, you may need slightly more yarn, or to quit the short row sections a little early). Either way, though, if you're in the market for a hat-turned-shawl as well, I can highly recommend this pattern!

Finished Dimensions: roughly 16" up the cable in the center; roughly 38" along the top of each "wing" (so about 76" from side to side)

Yarn: Lana Grossa Alpaca Peru 200 (100% Alpaca; 219 yards [200 meters]/50 grams); #201 Tulipwood - two skeins (color A), John Arbon Alpaca Delight (70% Superfine Alpaca, 30% Falklands Merino; 465 yards [425 meters]/100 grams); Natural White - one skein (color B), & Lana Grossa Alpaca Peru 200 #202 Red Purple - one skein (color C)

A better view of the back.
Needles: One 32" or longer circular needle in size US 4, cable needle (cn) or double pointed needle for cabling (of course you can also cable without one!)

Notions: tapestry needle, two stitch markers

Gauge: 24 stitches = 4 inches on size US 4 needles

Alrighty, then, let's make a shawl! Begin by casting on 3 stitches loosely with your color A yarn, 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, still in our color A yarn. To continue, you'll need the following notation:


front cross (fc): slip next 4 stitches to cn and hold in front; k4, k4 from cn

Set-up Row 1 (wrong side): k3, ((k1, p1) in yo, p1) twice, (k1, p1) in yo, k3


Set-up Row 2: k3, (yo) twice, k8, (yo) twice, k3 (+4 stitches)

Set-up Row 3: k3, (k1, p1) in yo, p8, (k1, p1) in yo, k3

Set-up Row 4: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo) twice, place marker, fc, place marker, (yo) twice, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches) 

Set-up Row 5: k3, (k1, p1) in yo, k2, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, k2, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Set-up Row 6: k3, (yo) twice, k6, (yo) twice, slip marker, k8, slip marker, (yo) twice, k6, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Set-up Row 7: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k6, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, k6, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Set-up Row 8: k3, (yo) twice, k10, (yo) twice, slip marker, k8, slip marker, (yo) twice, k10, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Set-up Row 9: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, k6, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, k6, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Set-up Row 10: k3, (yo) twice, k14, (yo) twice, slip marker, k8, slip marker, (yo) twice, k14, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Set-up Row 11: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4, k6, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4, k6, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Set-up Row 12: k3, (yo) twice, k18, (yo) twice, slip marker, k8, slip marker, (yo) twice, k18, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Complete these 12 rows and then we'll work the main pattern, as follows (and yes, still in our color A yarn):

Row 1 (wrong side): k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, * k6, p6; rep from * until you have 2 stitches left before marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, p6, * k6, p6; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before end of row, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 2: k3, (yo) twice, knit until you reach next marker, (yo) twice, slip marker, k8, slip marker, (yo) twice, knit until you have 3 stitches before end of row, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Row 3: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k2, p6, * k6, p6; rep from * until you have 4 stitches left before marker, k2, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, k2, p6, * k6, p6; rep from * until you have 7 stitches left before end of row, k2, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 4: k3, (yo) twice, knit until you reach next marker, (yo) twice, slip marker, fc, slip marker, (yo) twice, knit until you have 3 stitches before end of row, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Row 5: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k4, p6, * k6, p6; rep from * until you have 6 stitches left before marker, k4, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, k4, p6, * k6, p6; rep from * until you have 9 stitches left before end of row, k4, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 6: k3, (yo) twice, knit until you reach next marker, (yo) twice, slip marker, k8, slip marker, (yo) twice, knit until you have 3 stitches before end of row, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Row 7: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k6, * p6, k6; rep from * until you have 2 stitches left before marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, k6, * p6, k6; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before end of row, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 8: k3, (yo) twice, knit until you reach next marker, (yo) twice, slip marker, k8, slip marker, (yo) twice, knit until you have 3 stitches before end of row, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Row 9: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, k6, * p6, k6; rep from * until you have 4 stitches left before marker, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, p2, k6, * p6, k6; rep from * until you have 7 stitches left before end of row, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 10: k3, (yo) twice, knit until you reach next marker, (yo) twice, slip marker, k8, slip marker, (yo) twice, knit until you have 3 stitches before end of row, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Row 11: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4, k6, * p6, k6; rep from * until you have 6 stitches left before marker, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, slip marker, p8, slip marker, (k1, p1) in double yo, p4, k6, * p6, k6; rep from * until you have 9 stitches left before end of row, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Row 12: k3, (yo) twice, knit until you reach next marker, (yo) twice, slip marker, k8, slip marker, (yo) twice, knit until you have 3 stitches before end of row, (yo) twice, k3 (+8 stitches)

Knit rows 1 - 12 until you have 18 6-stitch-wide stockinette stripes begun on either side of your shawl and you've just finished row 1 of the pattern (if you wanna get crazy and count your stitches to double-check you should have 217 stitches between the beginning of the row and the first marker; 8 between markers; 217 to end). Anyway, clip your color A yarn tail, since you're done with it. Now we'll begin working some set-up short rows with your color B yarn, like so. If you need a short row primer, you can check here.

Set-up Short Row 1 (right side): k3, (yo) twice, k2, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 8 stitches before marker; then, k5 and wrap and turn (w&t) (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 2: p5, * (yo, ssk) three times, p6; rep from * until you have 7 stitches before the end of the row, yo, ssk, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Set-up Short Row 3: k3, (yo) twice, k2, yo, ssk, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 5 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k3, w&t (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 4: p3, * (yo, ssk) three times, p6; rep from * until you have 9 stitches before the end of the row, (yo, ssk) twice, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Set-up Short Row 5: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 3 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k1, w&t (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 6: p1, (yo, ssk) three times, * p6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 5 stitches before the end of the row, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Set-up Short Row 7: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) three times * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 13 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k5, w&t (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 8: p5, (yo, ssk) three times, * p6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 7 stitches before the end of the row, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Set-up Short Row 9: k3, (yo) twice, k4, (yo, ssk) three times * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 5 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k3, w&t (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 10: p3, (yo, ssk) three times, * p6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 9 stitches before the end of the row, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Set-up Short Row 11: k3, (yo) twice, k6, (yo, ssk) three times * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 3 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k1, w&t (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 12: p1, (yo, ssk) three times, * p6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 11 stitches before the end of the row, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Complete these 12 set-up short rows, and then we'll continue to work short rows, although now we'll space them further apart, as follows. Note that short row 1 is worked differently on the first repeat of the pattern than it is in subsequent rows.

Short Row 1 (right side - first repeat only): k3, (yo) twice, k2, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 13 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k5 and w&t (+2 stitches)

Short Row 1 (right side - all other repeats): k3, (yo) twice, k2, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 14 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k5 and w&t (+2 stitches)

Short Row 2: p5, * (yo, ssk) three times, p6; rep from * until you have 7 stitches before the end of the row, yo, ssk, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Short Row 3: k3, (yo) twice, k2, yo, ssk, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 5 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k2, w&t (+2 stitches)

Short Row 4: p2, * (yo, ssk) three times, p6; rep from * until you have 9 stitches before the end of the row, (yo, ssk) twice, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Short Row 5: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 14 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k5, w&t (+2 stitches)

Short Row 6: p5, (yo, ssk) three times, * p6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 5 stitches before the end of the row, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Short Row 7: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) three times * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 5 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k2, w&t (+2 stitches)

Short Row 8: p2, (yo, ssk) three times, * p6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 7 stitches before the end of the row, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Short Row 9: k3, (yo) twice, k4, (yo, ssk) three times * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 14 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k5, w&t (+2 stitches)

Short Row 10: p5, (yo, ssk) three times, * p6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 9 stitches before the end of the row, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Short Row 11: k3, (yo) twice, k6, (yo, ssk) three times * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 5 stitches from last wrapped stitch; then, k2, w&t (+2 stitches)

Short Row 12: p2, (yo, ssk) three times, * p6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 11 stitches before the end of the row, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

Work short rows 1 - 12 until you have 28 stitches between the end of the row and your last wrapped stitch and you've just finished short row 6. Then, work the following end short rows, as follows (and yes, this is continuing the same basic pattern we've been working for the last short row section so if you think you can continue doing it without the step-by-step instructions found below please be my guest!):

End Short Row 1: k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) three times, k6, (yo, ssk) three times, k2, w&t (+2 stitches)

End Short Row 2: p2, (yo, ssk) three times, p6, (yo, ssk) three times, p2, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

End Short Row 3: k3, (yo) twice, k4, (yo, ssk) three times, k5, w&t (+2 stitches)

End Short Row 4: p5, (yo, ssk) three times, p4, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

End Short Row 5: k3, (yo) twice, k6, (yo, ssk) three times, k2, w&t (+2 stitches)

End Short Row 6: p2, (yo, ssk) three times, p6, (k1, p1) in double yo, and k3

End Short Row 7: k3, (yo) twice, k7, w&t (+2 stitches)

End Short Row 8: p5, yo, ssk, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

End Short Row 9: k3, (yo) twice, k2, yo, ssk, k2, w&t

End Short Row 10: p2, (yo, ssk) twice, (k1, p1) in double yo, k3

Complete end short rows 1 - 10 and then it's time to transition to the short rows on the other side of the shawl (yay!). First, however, we'll work the following transition row. Remember to pick up your wrapped stitches as you go!

Transition Row (right side): using your color B yarn, k3, (yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you're 8 stitches before first marker, k6. Switch to your color A yarn and k2, (yo) twice; then, slip marker, k8, and slip second marker. Finally, (yo) twice, k2, and then switch to your color C yarn. Using color C, * (yo, ssk) three times, k6; rep from * until you're 11 stitches before end of row, (yo, ssk) three times, k2, (yo) twice, and k3 (+8 stitches)

Complete these transition row, and then we'll work our second set of set-up short rows, as follows. Note we'll now be using our color C yarn. :)

Set-up Short Row 1 (wrong side): k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k2, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 16 stitches left before marker; k5, w&t

Set-up Short Row 2: k5, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 7 stitches left before marker; k4, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 3: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k4, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k3, w&t

Set-up Short Row 4: k3, * (yo, ssk) three times, k6; rep from * until you have 3 stitches left before marker; (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 5: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 3 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k1, w&t

Set-up Short Row 6: k1, * (yo, ssk) three times, k6; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before marker; yo, ssk, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 7: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, yo, ssk, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 13 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k5, w&t

Set-up Short Row 8: k5, * (yo, ssk) three times, k6; rep from * until you have 7 stitches left before marker; (yo, ssk) twice, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 9: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) twice, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k3, w&t

Set-up Short Row 10: k3, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 3 stitches left before marker; (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Set-up Short Row 11: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 3 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k1, w&t

Set-up Short Row 12: k3, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before marker; k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Complete these 12 set up rows and then we'll work as follows:

Short Row 1 (wrong side - first repeat only): k3, (k1, p1 in double yo), k2, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 13 stitches left before marker; k5, w&t

Short Row 1 (wrong side - all other repeats): k3, (k1, p1 in double yo), k2, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 14 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k5, w&t

Short Row 2: k5, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 7 stitches left before end of row; k4, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Short Row 3: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k4, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k2, w&t

Short Row 4: k2, * (yo, ssk) three times, k6; rep from * until you have 3 stitches left before marker; (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Short Row 5: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 14 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k5, w&t

Short Row 6: k5, * (yo, ssk) three times, k6; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before marker; yo, ssk, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches) 

Short Row 7: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, yo, ssk, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k2, w&t

Short Row 8: k2, * (yo, ssk) three times, k6; rep from * until you have 7 stitches left before marker; (yo, ssk) twice, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Short Row 9: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) twice, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 14 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k5, w&t

Short Row 10: k5, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 3 stitches left before marker; (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Short Row 11: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before last wrapped stitch; k2, w&t

Short Row 12: k2, (yo, ssk) three times, * k6, (yo, ssk) three times; rep from * until you have 5 stitches left before marker; k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Knit short rows 1 - 12 until you have 39 stitches between your last wrapped stitch and the end of the row and you've just finished short row 12 of the pattern. Then we'll finish with the following rows: 

End Short Row 1: k3, (k1, p1 in double yo), k2, (yo, ssk) three times, k6, (yo, ssk) three times, k5, w&t

End Short Row 2: k5, (yo, ssk) three times, k6, (yo, ssk) three times, k4, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

End Short Row 3: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k4, (yo, ssk) three times, k6, (yo, ssk) three times, k2, w&t

End Short Row 4: k2, (yo, ssk) three times, k6, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

End Short Row 5: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, k6, (yo, ssk) three times, k5, w&t

End Short Row 6: k5, (yo, ssk) three times, k6, yo, ssk, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches) 

End Short Row 7: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, yo, ssk, k6, (yo, ssk) three times, k2, w&t

End Short Row 8: k2, (yo, ssk) three times, k6, (yo, ssk) twice, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

End Short Row 9: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) twice, k5, w&t

End Short Row 10: k5, (yo, ssk) three times, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

End Short Row 11: k3, (k1, p1) in double yo, (yo, ssk) three times, k2, w&t

End Short Row 12: k2, (yo, ssk) three times, k2, (yo) twice, k3 (+2 stitches)

Complete end short rows 1 - 12 and then bind off loosely with the corresponding color yarns, and making sure to pick up your wrapped stitches for the short row section you just completed. Tuck in ends and block (this baby definitely needs it if you don't want it to look crumpled up!).

Me, thinking impish thoughts.
 

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Could this be modified to use more yarn?

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    1. Yes totally! I tend to write my patterns line-by-line so that newer knitters aren't guessing at instructions. However, if you want to use more yarn you can simply work the middle section until you're ready to be done with it, and then work the short rows as written as well. The only thing that might not line up is the end short rows; however, as long as you've gathered the general principal of the pattern by then (which is very easy!), you should be able to finish the short rows in each "wing" section (as I call them in my head) by simply continuing the pattern until you run out of stitches to work.

      Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

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  2. Gretchen,
    You have created another beauty. You are one awesome knitter. Great color combo too. Thank you for sharing. Regards from the USA.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words!!! :) I liked the three-tone color on this one; glad you did too!!!!

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  3. A delightful design with numbered and easily read instructions! Thank you for sharing. <3

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    1. Glad you like it!!!! :) And please, let me know if you have any questions!

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  4. I thank you,too. I love the colors and I'm learning how to work the short rows:)

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad!!! :) And short rows are definitely worth learning, and in this pattern at least, easier than they look! Let me know if you have any questions!!!

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  5. Could you please tell me the approx. measurements of this beauty? Greetings from Canada !! Christal

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    1. Hi Christal!

      I actually meant to put dimensions on this but I think my children stole my tape measure, and I had finally had to go buy a new one! :) Anyway, I added this information to the pattern above, and here it is for you too: roughly 16" up the cable in the center; roughly 38" along the top of each "wing" (so about 76" from side to side)

      Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

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