A delicate but quick to work shawl that’s perfect for layering as the days are getting cooler. Starting at the centre top, using a double sided cast on for a seamless beginning, yarn overs emerge from the reverse stocking stitch background trailing knit columns. The scattered pattern grows denser at the lower edge transitioning into a simple but effective mesh pattern.
Cariño’s edges have the appearance of neat I-cord but are worked as rolled stockinette to give the shawl more give for blocking. Increases are worked on every other row at the centre spine and on every row at the edges to create a wide shallow triangle that’s rounded off with the curved mesh border and completed with a crochet chain bind off.
The pattern is both fully charted and written out, to suit every knitter’s preference.
375 yds / 342m fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape.
18 sts and 26 rows = 4" / 10cm in stocking stitch blocked well
Size US 5 / 3.75mm 24" / 60cm or longer circular needle
Approx 52" / 132cm top edge width and 22" / 56cm centre depth