Thursday, October 18, 2012

Knitting Pattern Freebie!

A freebie today! This is my go-to quick knit gift, and I wanted to share it!
 
Lori Shawl
Designed by Amanda Collins
Pattern is for personal use only.
 
Please excuse my 2 weeks postpartum baby belly ;)
I designed this shawl for a dear friend who attended the birth of my youngest son.  I wanted something really nice for a thank you gift, but with a newborn and a 4 year old in the house, it had to be quick to knit up.  It has 3 options for the edge- eyelets, picots, or bobbles.  It can be worn as a scarf or a shawlette.
One Size Fits All
Materials:
2 skeins novelty bulky weight yarn (roughly 200 yards- shawl can be made as long or short as you wish)
size 13 needles- straight or circular
tapestry needle
Gauge:  not critical
Instructions:
Eyelet Version:
Cast on 2 sts
Row 1: KFB, Knit to end
Row 2: Sl 1, Knit to end
Row 3: K1, YO, K2tog, Knit to end (the first time the K2tog is the last stitch)
Row 4: Sl 1, Knit to end
Continue until the end of the first skein of yarn, or half your desired length, ending with row 4, then:
Row 1: K2tog, Knit to end
Row 2: Sl 1, Knit to end
Row 3: K1, YO, K2tog, Knit to end
Row 4: Sl 1, Knit to end
Continue until you have 2 sts left on the needle, and bind off.

 
Picot Version:
Cast on 2 sts
Row 1: KFB, Knit to end
Row 2: Sl 1, Knit to end
Row 3: Cast on 2, Bind off 2, Knit to end
Row 4: Sl 1, Knit to end
Continue until the end of the first skein of yarn, or half your desired length, ending with row 4, then:
Row 1: K2tog, Knit to end
Row 2: Sl 1, Knit to end
Row 3: Cast on 2, Bind off 2, Knit to end
Row 4: Sl 1, Knit to end
 
Continue until you have 2 sts left on the needle, and bind off.
 
Bobble Version:
Cast on 2 sts
Row 1: KFB, Knit to end
Row 2: Sl 1, Knit to end
Row 3: Make bobble (knit into the stitch without sliding it off the needle, YO, knit into the st again, YO, knit into the stitch 1 last time, turn your work and purl 5 sts**, turn again and K2tog, slide to the left needle, pass the remaining 3 sts over that stitch, slide the stitch back to the right needle.), Knit to end
Row 4: Sl 1, Knit to end
Continue until the end of the first skein of yarn, or half your desired length, ending with row 4, then:
Row 1: K2tog, Knit to end
Row 2: Sl 1, Knit to end
Row 3: Make bobble, Knit to end
Row 4: Sl 1, Knit to end
 
Continue until you have 2 sts left on the needle, and bind off.
**If you know how to knit backwards, you can do that instead of turning the work each time.
 
Sorry I don't have a picture of the bobble version! I gave it away & forgot to take a picture!
Finishing:
Weave in ends
Pattern is for personal use only.

4 comments:

Karyn said...

Thank you for the lovely patterns, and you look fabulous, congrats on having the baby!!!

Knittingchick said...

I'm so glad you posted this! Like I NEED another knitting pattern! But it's yours!!!

Mandy said...

thanks Karyn! He's over a year old now, that's how long it took me to get the pattern together!

Teri Terrific said...

This is EXACTLY what I have been wanting to make some of the ladies at church that get chilled; my son named it a "Happy Shoulders" shawl. Thank you!