Candle Flame Shawl

Hello my fellow knitters! It's been a while since I've designed a shawl, and I'm happy to do so since it my comfort zone, and I never lack ideas for creating new ones. This shawl is asymmetrical, but very easy to knit. Once you cast on the first five stitches, the rest is an easy sail. After you reach the general pattern, you'll just have to repeat it until you reach the size you prefer. A couple of things you need to pay extra attention to are the one stitch increase (m1) -which I've made the placement of clear in my tutorial photos- and the knitting seven stitches out of one stitch, for which I used knitting needles one size larger than the recommended for this weight of yarn, to make it easier to get the seven stitches out of one. Wish you all a happy time while knitting, and I hope you enjoy making this shawl.

Skill level: Intermediate

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Materials:
  • Yarn: Kartopu, Baby One, 100% premium acrylic, 3.53 oz. (100 g), 273 yards (250 m), in the color K1321: 3 skeins.
  • Circular knitting needles, 32" (80 cm) long, size US 8 (5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle.


Measurements: width = 33" (84 cm), length = 56" (142 cm), approx.

Yardage: 810- 815 yards (740- 745 m), approx.

Gauge: 22 sts and 18 rows = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Knitting Terms:

  • st: stitch.
  • sts: stitches.
  • sl st: slip stitch.
  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.
  • m1: make 1 stitch increase.
  • yo: yarn over.
  • k2tog: knit 2 sts together.
  • ssk: slip, slip, knit the 2 sts together through back loops.
  • k2s1tog: knit 2 sts together, slip third one knit-wise, pass the knitted st over the slipped one (centered double decrease).




Instructions:

Note: always work the slip stitch purl-wise.

Cast on 5 sts, work as follows:

Row 1: p 2, k 3.

Row 2: sl st, p 2, k 2.

Row 3: sl st, p 1, k 3.

Row 4: repeat row 2.

Row 5: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 1.






Row 6 and every even number row: sl st, p to last 2 sts, k 2.

Rows 7, 9 and 11: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k to end.

Row 13: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog.

Row 15: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 1, ssk, yo, (k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1) into st, yo, k2tog.

Row 17: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 2, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog.

Row 19: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 3, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog.

Row 21: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 4, ssk, yo, ssk, k 3, k2tog, yo, k2tog.

Row 23: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, ssk, k 1, k2tog, yo, k2tog.

Row 25: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 1, ssk, yo, (k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1) into st, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k2s1tog, yo, k2tog.

Row 27: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 2, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog.

Row 29: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 3, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog.

Row 31: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 4, ssk, yo, ssk, k 3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog.

Row 33: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, ssk, k 1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog.

Row 35: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 1, ssk, yo, (k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1) into st, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k2s1tog, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, (k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1) into st, yo, k2tog.

Row 37: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 2, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog.

Row 39: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 3, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog.

Row 41: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 4, ssk, yo, ssk, k 3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, ssk, k 3, k2tog, yo, k2tog.




General Pattern:

Row 43: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, *ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, ssk, k 1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 45: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 1, *ssk, yo, (k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1) into st, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k2s1tog, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 47: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 2, *ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 49: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 3, *ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 51: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 4, *ssk, yo, ssk, k 3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end.

Row 53: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, *ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, ssk, k 1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 5 sts, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog.

Row 55: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 1, *ssk, yo, (k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1) into st, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k2s1tog, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 5 sts, ssk, yo, (k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1) into st, yo, k2tog.

Row 57: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 2, *ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 11 sts, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog.

Row 59: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 3, *ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 11 sts, ssk, yo, k 7, yo, k2tog.

Row 61: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 4, *ssk, yo, ssk, k 3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 11 sts, ssk, yo, ssk, k 3, k2tog, yo, k2tog.

Row 62: repeat row 6.

Repeat rows 43-62 twelve times, then repeat rows 43-54 once. Work the next two rows as follows:

Row 1: sl st, p 1, k 2, m1, k 1, *ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog, ssk, yo, k2s1tog, yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last 5 sts, ssk, yo, k 1, yo, k2tog.

Row 2: repeat row 6.




I cord cast off row:
  1. sl st, p 1, k 1, ssk, turn.
  2. k 2, p 2, turn.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to last st of main row and ending with step 1, turn and bind off the last four sts of the cord. Weave in loose ends. Block well and enjoy wearing.
 


Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.
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Comments

  1. Thank you for your Beautiful pattern 💝

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  2. hello,
    very nice pattern, colour to. do you have a chart also for the lace pattern? English is not my mothers language, reading English continuous is very tiring , and though every knitter seems to have its own signs to make charts (wich is also tiring because I need to translate every time) it will be more easy

    and then there are many many advertisings on this page wich make it more difficult because I'm afraid to loose track

    thank you for this pattern, nice day

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  3. Hi
    It’s quite difficult to make a chart for this design due to its asymmetrical shape.
    this is the link to the chart that got me inspired to make my design.
    https://postila.ru/post/32313505.
    You can get an ad-free copy of the design on my Etsy Store within a few days if you’d like. I’ll keep you updated.

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  4. Hi Ellis, I've added a link to get the PDF.

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