Easy & Fast to Knit with a collection of 8 CPY Yarns:
Cotton Chenille, Squiggle, Fizz, Mikado Ribbon, Splash, Choo-Choo, Shimmer,
Materials (for teal-seafoam color shown), 8 different yarns:
6 skeins Cotton Chenille (3 each: A:8117-neptune &
1-50 gr. ball of Squiggle (9291-seven seas mix)
1 -50 gr. ball of Fizz (7223-seafoam mix)
2 - 50 gr. balls of Mikado, one each: (A:7298-deep sea mix, B:1801-indigo)
2 - Deco-Ribbon ( A:7236-seafoam & B:122-teal stripe)
1 - 50 gr. ball Shimmer (1742-teal)
1 - 50 gr. ball Choo-Choo (1611-teal green)
1 - 100 gr. ball Splash (7188-seven seas)
[See a photo of all
8 the yarns used here and other suggested colorway ideas]
Bamboo 35" Circulars: Size
A large crochet hook (J, K or L) for looping fringe
Entire Shawl is worked in garter st (knit all rows) with doubled yarn, one
end of Cotton Chenille and one end of another yarn. Cotton Chenille is used
throughout the entire shawl. One of the other yarns is held with Cotton
Chenille and changed randomly.
Shown is the Teal-Seafoam Colorway (see
here for 4 other colorways: Royal Magenta, Newsprint (black-white),
Woodsy Sage and Shell Beach-Neutral)
Before beginning to knit, cut yarn for fringes.
I used a Video box (VCR size-7.5" high) and wrapped the yarns around the box
lengthwise counting turns. I then cut through the yarns at one end of the box.
This makes fringe cuts that are approx. 17 inches long. If you wish a shorter
fringe, use a smaller book or box.
Cut the following fringes:
20 each color of Deco-Ribbon (total 40)
40 each Cotton Chenille (total 80)
20 each color Mikado (total 40)
(note: no Choo-Choo or Squiggle used in fringe)
Cast on 3 sts with Cotton Chenille (CC) color A and Deco-Ribbon (DR) color A.
Put the ball of Splash aside, it will be used at the very end of the shawl
knitting for the collar edge.
Working with pair of Cotton Chenille + a 2nd yarn in random stripes, inc one stitch at
the beginning of every row until shawl has 140 sts width. Work all in K
Work 4-6 rows of one pair of yarns (for example CC-A + DR-A, then change to another yarn
(for example DD-B) to combine
with CC color A. Work another 3-6 rows. Change to Cotton Chenille
color B + keep DD-B for 3-6 rows. Then change DD-B to Fizz and CC-B and work 3-6 rows. Continue randomly
changing the pairs of yarns, always working with Cotton Chenille A or B, plus
another yarn and continue to increase one stitch at beginning of every row
until you reach 140 sts on needle..
When you have 140 sts on the circular needle change to a pairing of Splash
and Cotton Chenille and knit 4-6 rows (until you are almost out of yarn) Bind
off LOOSELY. If you have more Splash left - knit more rows. [Note: for an even
more interesting collar edge - include Squiggle along with Splash and Cotton
Chenille in the final rows.]
Using the crochet hook, double and loop the fringe working with yarns
you cut at the beginning randomly doubled. Start at the point of the shawl and work up both sides. I found that
putting on the first fringes about 4 inches apart all around and then filling
in between helped me to keep the fringes evenly spaced and randomly mixed.
Your shawl is finished.
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