There is so much potential in the construction of a top-down triangular shawl – it doesn’t always have to end up being a shawl!
In this pattern what starts just like a shawl ends up being a hooded raglan cardigan.
The striped shawl section and the hood are knit in garter stitch. The body is worked on the bias to reflect the shawl shaping and add a little interest to the otherwise plain stockinette stitch. The hem is knit in reverse stockinette for some extra texture. The fitted sleeves are worked in stockinette with a striped garter cuff. The entire cardigan is surrounded by a garter stitch border with an i-cord bind-off for a smooth and finished look.
The instructions are for a three-color version, but you can also use only one or two colors – there is still plenty of contrast from the different textures & the unusual shaping!
Beware! The construction is so much fun, it’s addictive!
Sizes: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42)
Finished Measurements: 97 (102, 109, 115.5, 122) cm / 38.25 (40.25, 43, 45.6, 48)” Body Circumference, 26 (26.5, 28.5, 31, 33.5) cm / 10.25 (10.5, 11.25, 12.25, 13.25)” Upperarm Circumference, 45 cm / 17.75” from Unterarm to Hem
Yarn: 3 colors fingering weight yarn
Gauge: 24 sts / 32 rows = 10cm / 4” in stockinette stitch
Needle Sizes: US 4/3.5 mm circular needles, plus 40-47” circular needle for border (and DPNs for the sleeves)
Notions: tapestry needle, 8 stitch markers, stitch holders/waste yarn/spare cable
Shown in: Size 38 on 98 cm chest circumference in
Wollmeise Pure Q.E.D. (A), Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light Neon Peach (B) and Cosmic Wonder Dust (C)
Languages: English & German