Shades of Purple – pattern part II

Shades of Purple shawl

If you’ve knit the first little triangle you can now start shadow knitting:

Swith to another colour but do not break the yarn, you do not want to end up with a lot of loose ends, do you?

Using contrast colour (CC) knit the first stripe:
1. row: Make 1 stitch (M1) by knitting into front and back of the first stitch, K14, M1, K1 (center stitch), M1, K14, M1
2. row: P16, P1 (center stitch), K16

Using main colour (MC) knit the second stripe:
3. row: M1, K14, M1, K1, M1, K14, M1
4. row: K18, P1, P18

Continue knitting the shawl by repeating these 4 rows:

  • 1. CC: M1, knit until 1 stitch before center stitch, M1, K1 (center stitch), M1, knit until 1 stitch left, M1
  • 2. CC: Purl until center stitch, P1 (center stitch), knit rest of the row
  • 3: MC: M1, knit until 1 stitch before center stitch, M1, K1 (center stitch), M1, knit until 1 stitch left, M1
  • 4: MC: Knit until center stitch, P1 (center stitch), purl rest of the row

If you like you can experiment with ilusions.

And now I’ll let you knit until your shawl is big enough. Then you might want to add a border – watch this space for some ideas!

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3 thoughts on “Shades of Purple – pattern part II

  1. I’m really looking forward to trying this pattern — thanks so much for sharing it.

    I think there’s a typo in the summary row 3: knit until center stitch, P1 (center stitch), purl rest of the row is included, but that belongs with row 4, yes?

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