Saturday, February 5, 2011

Katie's shawl

I need to catch you up on a story.

A couple of years ago, I gave a friend one of my shawls. She loved it. Turns out her daughter Katie loved it too, and needed her own shawl - in a kid size! Her mom told me her favorite color is blue. I took 2 skeins of my watercolors worsted, colorway stonewash denim, and made her a little shawl of her own.

Of course I had to add a bit of ruffle for the girl!

When I finally brought the shawl over after Christmas, she put it right on, and was happy to pose for some pictures.

Katie loves dogs and has a collection of stuffed animal ones that she takes very good care of.

In fact she declared that the shawl will make an excellent doggie blanket! I agree!

But I might just have to use the leftover partial skein from the shawl to make her a real doggie blanket. How can I resist so much cuteness?

Shawl specs are a bit rough, I made it up as I went along.  It is about 18 inches long, just right for a 4 year-old.

approx. 350 yds worsted weight yarn
size 8 24" circular needle
gauge is: 4 sts/in in garter stitch

Top down construction in garter stitch, with 2 increases at each side and 2 at the center, every right side row.

After 32 garter ridges, work yo, knit 2 across the next RS row, while maintaining the other 4 increases.

After 16 more garter ridges (maintain regular increases!), Kfb into every stitch.
K one row and then bind off.

I did not block this shawl, I know with wash and wear it will stretch and accommodate growth for a while.


  1. Oh Karin, that turned out so sweet! Just right for a sweet little girl!

  2. Aaawww! What a lovely shawl and gift recipient! If you make her doggies matching shawls, the cuteness will make the internet explode. :)


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