Note: In the original pdf, row 8 of the increases and row 4 of the decreases was incorrect.
Row 8 should be: Knit next row of Leaf Pattern, sm, knit to next marker, sm, K4.
Row 4 of the decreases should be: Knit next row of Leaf Pattern, sm, knit to next marker, sm, K4. Sorry for any inconvenience!**
This shawlette was the inspiration of our friend Lisa and the request of my shop-owner friend Tina. She really wanted a crescent shaped shawlette with a leaf that was easy to knit and fairly quick. We chose the lovely Misti Alpaca Chunky which washed and blocked into a lightweight, warm, and lovely shawlette.
This shawl is lightly crescent shaped, knit from side to side across the width, increased using knit 1 front and backs, and decreased using knit 2 together. It is easy enough for a beginner and yet offers enough challenge and interest for more advanced knitters.
This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.
Yarn: 2 Skeins Misti Alpaca Chunky, 100% Baby Alpaca, 114 yards, Chartreuse (~218 yards total)
Needle: US 10 (6 mm) ChiaoGoo Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge
Gauge: 3.63 stitches per inch (spi) and 4 rows per inch (rpi) OR 14.5 stitches & 16 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette (unblocked)
Size: 56 inches around by 12 inches wide
To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the scarf as needed. Alter the width as desired.
Note: Due to the nature of the leaf pattern, the ends will not match perfectly.