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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Knitted Shawl Instructions

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My daughter thought in the end that the shawl was looking better on me than on her... lucky me... I keep it!
As a photographer, she took nice pictures of me wearing it.

After my last post about this shawl, several persons asked me the pattern. As I said, I had no pattern, but I will try to write the instructions on how I knitted it :

You need 8 skeins of 50g each (6 if you don't do the crochet border and the fringes).
I used a mixed merinos cashmere and silk yarn.
Needles US 8 - 5.0 mm

The shawl is knitted from one side to the other in garter stitch.
  1. Cast on 2 stitches,
  2. Knit in garter stitch,
  3. Increase 1 stitch every end of the left side,
  4. On the right side always knit straight, taking the first stitch twisted, without knitting it,
  5. When you have finished knitting 3 skeins, start to decrease until you reach 2 stitches. Cast off.

If you know to crochet, make the border as you wish, I did it the simplest way, with basic double crochet stitches.
If you wish to make the fringes : cut 146 pieces of wool of 23.5" each, fold them in 2, and then make a knot as shown on the photo : 


I love shawls and have knitted many of them in the past. There are plenty of patterns of the web, but always so complicated that I thought of a way to make one simple, easy, but nevertheless beautiful and cozy. I am so happy with the result that I will make some others. It could be a good idea for a Christmas present... we all like shawls, don't we?

28 comments:

  1. Le chale est magnifique , le mannequin aussi et la photographe geniale !!! le tout ...un plaisir total !!! oui, nous adorons les chales mais encore faut-il trouver de jolies laines...Merci pour les explications Chrisitne !!! ;)

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  2. I,too, am a shawl lover. I make lace shawls with very skinny yarn, usually lace-weight. You'd think that they wouldn't keep me warm, but they do. And then when you're hot again, you just drop them off your shoulders. I bet you make very good use out of your lovely shawl.

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  3. Oui le châle te va très bien !! :)
    Merci pour les explications ...je vais réfléchir mais j'ai bien peur de ne pas être à la hauteur...bien que je sache faire le point mousse...Ah ! je vais réfléchir !! Pour cet hiver au coin du feu....
    Grosses bises !

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  4. Beautiful yet simple. I love it! And it looks wonderful on you :-)

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  5. Thank you for sharing the Tutorial, Christine - it is a wonderful shawl!

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  6. It's beautiful on you! I'm sure many will appreciate the directions. It almost makes me want to take up knitting. Maybe someday.

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  7. I'm so glad you got to keep your shawl. I could sense in your original post that you really loved it. And your daughter is right, you wear it beautifully.

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  8. Very nice, and looks lovely on you.

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  9. Oh, Christine, how pretty you look! The shawl is lovely and I do like the color, especially with that blouse.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. This looks so gorgeous! I love the fringing, makes it look so cosy :)

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  11. Ahhh, you look so warm and cosy in it :-)
    xx

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  12. I Love te shawl and it looks so good on you.

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  13. Christine, the shawl looks lovely on you as it did your daughter. Maybe she will receive one at Christmas. Thank you for the instructions, much appreciated.

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  14. I do adore your shawl, it looks wonderful on you especially in that colour. x

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  15. I love your shawl! Your hair is just like mine!
    Your daughter DID take lovely photographs!

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  16. A beautiful shawl and thank you for sharing your instructions.

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  17. It looks so great! Great pictures too

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  18. which needles did you use? Do you have a tutorial for beginners?

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  19. Il y a l'art de réaliser les châles et l'art de les porter...Bravo de réunir toutes ces qualités...Tu donnes envie de faire plus de tricot ou de crochet...
    Véronique

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  20. I love the shawl. I love the big warm ones. Perfect for me right now as I am cold, then hot! Easy to take off quickly.

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  21. Bonjour à nouveau Christine :-) Je viens de lire votre commentaire au sujet du châle rond et je viens de voir celui-ci avec grand plaisir. J'aime beaucoup cette bordure entrecroisée et la couleur est tout à fait dans mes tons. Je note vos explications pour faire ce joli modèle.

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    1. Merci Veronique pour votre visite et commentaire sur mon blog, je suis contente que mon châle vous plaise. Il est si facile a faire! J'aurais bien voulu le faire plus grand mais n'avais que 8 pelotes de laine Georges Picaud a ma disposition. Si je decide d'en tricoter un autre j'utiliserai 12 pelotes pour un châle plus enveloppant. En attendant je vais passer ma commande de laines pour commencer le
      votre. Merci encore.

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  23. Please what is the length along each side before the crocheting?

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    1. Good morning Margaret, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! However I cannot tell you the length along the sides as I don't have the shawl with me at the moment. You can make it the lenght you wish according to the width you want to reach. I wish you an excellent Sunday. Best regards.

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