Ribbed Slit Shawl (Knit)
This shawl has the added feature of a slit that helps keep this shawl in place as you wear it.
Special Abbreviation Slip 1p: Slip one stitch purlwise.
NOTES Shawl is worked back and forth in rows.
Circular needles are used to accommodate large number of stitches. Contrasting yarn is used as a marker for placement of slit. Use as a guide when picking up stitches to make slit.
- RED HEART® Soft Yarn – Wine (2 (2, 3) Skeins)
- Circular Knitting Needles, Size 5 mm [US 8] 24" long
- Knitting Needles, Size 5 mm [US 8]
- Crochet Hook
- Waste Yarn – Contrasting Color of Choice (40")
With circular needles, cast on 90 (110, 130) sts.
Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1p, p3, k2, * p3, k2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p3, slip 1p.
Row 2: K4, p2, * k3, p2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until shawl measures 5 (7, 9)" from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.
Place marker for slit
Next Row: Keeping in pattern, work across first 36 (46, 56) sts; holding contrasting yarn and working yarn together, work across next 23 stitches, drop contrasting yarn and work to end of row.
Continue in working yarn and pattern as established until shawl measures 11 (14, 17)" from beginning, ending with a wrong side row. Cut yarn.
With crochet hook, and using contrasting yarn as a guide, hold yarn to wrong side of work and pull 1 st through the center of each of 23 sts marked for slit. Place sts on straight knitting needle, and attach yarn to right side–23 sts.
Row 1 (right side): * K3, p2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2: * P3, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until slit measures 6 (7, 8)", ending with a wrong side row. Cut yarn.
Join Slit to Shawl
Attach yarn to right side of sts waiting on circular needle for shawl, keeping in pattern, work across first 36 (46, 56) sts; holding needles parallel with each other so that needle holding slit sts is in front of needle holding shawl sts, work the first sts from each needle together until all 23 sts of slit have been worked, continue across remaining 31 (41 51) sts of shawl–90 (110, 130) sts.
Work in pattern as established until shawl measures 65 (75, 85)" from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.
Weave in yarn ends. Remove contrasting yarn.
k = knit
mm = millimeters
p = purl; st(s) = stitch (es)
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated