Jessica Day George


Rose's Shawl


US #13 circular needle
(You may choose to start on straight needles, and switch to the longer circular when shawl becomes too large for the straights.)
Approximately 430 yards bulky weight yarn.
Tapestry needle to finish ends


Cast on 4 stitches. Fasten a safety pin or split-ring marker to the first stitch, to indicate the right side of the work. All odd-numbered rows will start with this marker on the right.

Row 1: Knit 1, knit into the front of the next stitch, don’t drop it off the left needle, knit into the back of the stitch, drop it off. Repeat, knit last stitch. You know have 6 stitches.

Row 2: Knit 2, knit into the front and back of the next 2 stitches, knit 2. 8 stitches.

Row 3: Knit across.

Row 4: Knit 3, Yarn Over (loop the yarn over the right needle to add a stitch without knitting), purl 2, YO, knit 3.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until piece is 12 inches long.

Repeat these two rows until piece is eight inches long, begin flower pattern.

Continue to work Rows 1 and 2 until shawl measures fingertip to fingertip of wearer. Bind off.

Variation: Shawl can be made plain, without the flower pattern. It can also be made plain in stockinette stitch. Simply purl all odd-numbered rows, remembering to slip the first stitch as if to purl. You will not need to place markers at the center of the work.

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