Thursday, December 21, 2017

Just One Ball Shawl



Hello everyone, after I finished my Dragon Tail shawl, one Bernat Pop Ball was left from the parcel I received. Loving the speedy work and what came out of it, I've decided to start another project right away. 

I had this idea in my mind for a while, why not take the two ends of the Bernat Pop Ball yarn, work them together in alternate stripes, and see how it will look. You can take any large (5 oz/ 140 g and more) multi-colored ball of yarn, knit it this way, and you'll easily get many unique shawls. Enjoy this very simple shawl. 


Materials:

Bernat pop; 5 oz/ 140 g, 280 yds/ 256m approx.
Moonshadow 84008,  1 ball.
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles.
Tapestry needle

level: easy

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
sl =slip stitch
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together.




Measurements:

55" (140 cm) long x 15" (38 cm) deep, approx.

Gauge:
15 sts x 27 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Garter Pattern




Notes:
  • To clear the instructions, the outer end of yarn is called B, and the inner end of yarn is called E.
  • At the beginning of the odd numbered rows, always knit the first stitch with both yarns (B and E). 
  • Because I had the small grey ball of yarn from last project, I used it in making this one, but you can use only one ball, the length of the shawl  is appropriate. 
  • My shawl just by chance didn't have the same color stripes at any part of it, so don't worry if this happens with you, the shawl will look fun and beautiful anyway.



Instructions:
With B yarn, Cast on 4 sts:
Row 1: k 2, p 2.
Row 2: sl 1, k 1,yo, k 2.
Row 3: k 3, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 4: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 3. 

With E yarn, work next 6 rows:
Row 5: k the first st using both yarns (B and E), k 3, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 6: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 2, k2tog.
Row 7: k the first st using both yarns, k 3, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 8: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 4.
Row 9: k the first st using both yarns, k 4, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Row 10: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 3, k2tog.

With B yarn, work next 6 rows:
Row 11: k the first st using both yarns, k 4, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 12: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 5.
Row 13: k the first st using both yarns, k 5, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 14: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 4, k2tog.
Row 15: k the first st using both yarns, k 5, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 16: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 6.

The general 6 rows of yarn E:
Row 1: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 2: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 3: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 4: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to end.
Row 5: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 6: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

The general 6 rows of yarn B:
Row 1: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Row 2: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to end.

Row 3: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Row 4: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Row 5: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Row 6: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to end.

Keep on working these alternate 6 rows patterns till the end of yarn. 

Note: 
Before you are out of yarn, keep in mind the number of rows for the last stripe, plus make sure you have enough yarn to cast off the shawl. My last 2 stripes actually were of 4 rows, because I've noticed my yarn was not enough.




2 comments:

  1. I'm not clear on the B-E thing. How do you knit with both ends of the yarn. I have never done this.

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    1. Thank you for the comment and very sorry for the delay. If you still have the question, it's just like knitting with two skeins with different colors. work each six rows with each color alternately.

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