This shawl is really easy to knit and yet makes a big statement. It's the perfect little wrap for an evening out on the town, and it brings a little sparkle to even the simplest outfit.
Nothing more than a knit triangle with fringe, this project is easy enough for even new knitters, but knitters of all skill levels will like the result.
- six skeins Louisa Harding Glisten (I used black) or about 560 yards of your favorite medium weight shimmery yarn
- one pair size 8 US knitting needles (a circular needle is great for this project)
- yarn needle
- crochet hook
18 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches (4.5 stitches and 6 rows per inch) in Stockinette Stitch. Gauge is not critical.
Finished wrap is 40 inches wide at the bound off edge and 33 inches long, excluding the fringe.
- Cast on 3 stitches.
- Purl one row.
- Knit the next row, increasing by knitting into the front and back of the first and last stitch.
- Purl the next row.
- Continue in this manner, increasing on knit rows and working straight on purl rows, until piece measures about 40 inches wide.
- Bind off, cut yarn, weave in ends. You should have one ball of yarn left.
- Cut the remaining yarn into 6-inch pieces and use it to make fringe around the sides (not the top edge) of the shawl. I held two pieces together and used a crochet hook to loop the pieces through the work, as you would when making tassels. You will not use all of the yarn.