The Sheltering Tree Shawlette

The Sheltering Tree Shawlette is knit with Urth Yarns that I purchased a few years back. Urth Yarns have partnered with Trees for the Future to plant trees for a positive impact as stated in their label below:

The Sheltering Tree Shawlette*

The Sheltering Tree Shawlette is knitted flat from the top to bottom and is triangular in shape.

Yarn: Urth Yarns Merino Sock (75% Extrafine Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon Yards: 440 Grams:100)
Knitting Needles: Circular US #6 knitting needles
Gauge: 24 stitches/ 4 inches (blocked and in stitch pattern)
Abbreviations:

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • Kfb: Knit front and back (knit one stitch first in the front and then knit the same stitch in the back before slipping it off the left needle – 1 stitch increase) 
  • K2tog: Knit the first two stitches together on the left needle (1 stitch decrease)
  • pm: place marker (4 markers needed)
  • sm: slip marker
  • RS: right side
  • wyif S1: with yarn in front slip one stitch purlwise
  • WS: wrong side
  • yo: yarn over

With a size US #6 knitting needle cast on 4 stitches with this yarn

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, pm, Kfb, Kfb, pm, K1
  • Row 2 (WS): K1, sm, K4, sm, K1
  • Row 3 (RS): K1, sm, Kfb, pm, K2, pm, Kfb, sm, K1
  • Row 4 (WS): K1, sm, K2, sm, P2, sm, K2, sm, K1
  • Row 5 (RS): K1, sm, Kfb, Kfb, sm, K2, sm, Kfb, Kfb, sm, K1 
  • Row 6 (WS): K1, sm, K1, P2, K1, sm, P2, sm, K1, P2, K1, sm, K1

Shawlette Stitch Pattern [Repeats] and Stitch Increases:

  • Row 7 (RS): K1, sm, Kfb, [K1, wyif S1] once, Kfb, sm, K2, sm, Kfb, [K1, wyif S1] once, Kfb, sm, K1
  • Row 8 (WS): K1, sm, K1, P4, K1, sm, P2, sm, K1, P4, K1, sm, K1
  • Row 9 (RS): K1, sm, Kfb, [wyif S1, K1] twice, Kfb, sm, K2, sm, Kfb, [wyif S1, K1] twice, Kfb, sm, K1
  • Row 10 (WS): K1, sm, K1, P6, K1, sm, P2, sm, K1, P6, K1, sm, K1
  • Row 11 (RS): K1, sm, Kfb, [K1, wyif S1] till 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, K2, sm, Kfb, [K1, wyif S1] till 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, K1
  • Row 12 (WS): K1, sm, K1, Purl till 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, P2, sm, K1, Purl till 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, K1
  • Row 13 (RS): K1, sm, Kfb, [wyif S1, K1] till 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, K2, sm, Kfb, [wyif S1, K1] till 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, K1
  • Row 14 (WS): K1, sm, K1, Purl till 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, P2, sm, K1, Purl till 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm, K1

Repeat rows 11 – 14 till the desired length for the shawlette is reached. Make sure there’s enough yarn for 6 rows of garter stitch and eyelet border.

Garter Stitch rows:

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, sm, Kfb, Knit to 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, K2, sm, Kfb, Knit to 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, K1
  • Row 2 (WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, P2, sm, knit to marker, sm, K1
  • Repeat these two rows one more time (you can repeat these more times if you have enough yarn)

Eyelet Row (RS): K1, sm, Kfb, [K2tog, yo] till 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, K2, sm, Kfb, [yo, K2tog] till 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, K1

Bind off Row (WS): Bind off using a stretchy bind off method.

Weave in the ends. Wash and block the shawlette.


*Photo and text for personal use only.

Happy Earth Day 2021!

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