I often wander through my stash admiring the beautiful handpainted sock yarns.
It struck me that these yarns are often hidden in patterns and not given the glory they truly deserve, so, I decided to create a very basic stockinette shawl to showcase beautiful hand dyed yarns of any weight!!
Look how pretty my yarn is!! Shawl
This particular shawl used 745 yards of heavy fingering weight yarn. I used my double skeins. However, I have a lot of single skeins in the stash that would make a wonderful smaller version.
Gauge is not terribly important.
Needle size depends on how airy you would like your shawl. I used 6.5mm US 10.5
Knit, Purl, Yarn Over, Place Marker (PM), Slip Marker (SM)
Cast on 5 using any provisional method (if this does not appeal to you simply cast on 5 with your shawl yarn)
Start working your shawl yarn
Row 1: K2, PM, YO, PM, K1, PM, YO, PM, K2
Row 2: K2, Purl to last marker, K2
Row 3: K2, SM, YO, Knit to next marker YO, SM, K1, SM, YO, Knit to last marker YO, SM, K2
Row 4: K2, Purl to last marker, K2
Repeat rows 3 & 4 to desired size making sure to leave enough yarn for the last few rows
Working on the Right side row (knit side)
K2, SM, *YO, K2TOG* repeat ** to next marker, YO, SM, K1, repeat ** to next marker, YO, SM, K2
K2, Purl to last 2 sts, K2
Bind off all stitches with an elastic or stretchy bind off. I prefer to use the Yarn Over Bind off method
At this point you can graft your cast on stitches together, I use the kitchener stitch and darn in the odd count stitch.
Weave in your ends! Block, and Enjoy!