Blue Oak Shawl
Designed by Rachel Brockman
Pick two colors that sing to you and settle in for a relaxing knit. The colorwork is an easy to memorize slip stitch pattern, so only one color is used at a time. A band of solid color gives a visual break in the dotted slipped stitches. This solid color also presents at the border for a lace edging that resembles the leaves of an oak tree, particularly with a good blocking.
This shawl is knit from the top down beginning with a garter tab cast-on. Four stitches are increased every Right Side row until the final section, in which only two stitches are increased every Right Side row. We recommend the suspended bind-off method to ensure the edge is elastic.
Depth in Center: 20”
Universal Yarn Bella Cash (60% fine merino superwash, 30% nylon, 10% cashmere; 50g/230 yds)
116 Sage (A) – 2 balls
110 Graphite (B) – 4 balls
Needles: US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 40” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
22 sts x 30 rows = 4” in Grain patt
Save time, check your gauge.
Blue Oak Shawl is available as part of e-book Small Pleasures, and as an individual pattern through Ravelry.
A blog post about this pattern can be found at this link.