Shades of Purple pattern – part I

I’d love to see you knit a Shades of Purple shawl choosing your own favourite colours… so this is part I of the pattern.

Start by knitting a triangle using just one colour.

Cast on 15 stitches. I use this cast-on method.

Cast on Slip, wrap and turn Triangle completed Place marker and pick up stitches

  • Knit 1, slip 1 stitch (as if you were going to purl it), turn while wrapping the yarn so it’s in the back of the slipped stitch when you’ve done the turn, purl 2
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 1, slip, turn & wrap, purl 3
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 2, slip, turn & wrap, purl 4
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 3, slip, turn & wrap, purl 5
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 4, slip, turn & wrap, purl 6
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 5, slip, turn & wrap, purl 7
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 6, slip, turn & wrap, purl 8
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 7, slip, turn & wrap, purl 9
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 8, slip, turn & wrap, purl 10
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 9, slip, turn & wrap, purl 11
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 10, slip, turn & wrap, purl 12
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 11, slip, turn & wrap, purl 13
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 12, slip, turn & wrap, purl 14
  • Slip the first stitch, knit 13, slip, turn & wrap, purl 15

Now the first triangle (top back of the shawl) is finished and you’re almost ready to begin shadow knitting.

Place a marker thread around the last stitch an then pick up and purl 14 stitches along the opposite side of the triangle.

Ready for Part II where we start shadow knitting?

… to be continued!
(sorry to be such a tease but I do have to take the time to write down the instructions)

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4 thoughts on “Shades of Purple pattern – part I

  1. I stumbled across your site from linkslinkslinks.com and I am so glad that I did! I have been knitting for over 50 years and because of your site I am going to learn something new! I love it!

    Thank you so much,
    Ann

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