Garland Shawl and Knit Along

Presenting my newest design, the Garland Shawl!

Garland is a crescent shaped shawl, knit from side to side. The lacy border is knit at the same time as the garter stitch body, which increases from one end to the center and then decreases to the other end. Optional beading along the leaves’ center veins adds sparkle and weight for drape. This shawl can be knit as a wide, shallow crescent, or a deeper, more traditionally shaped crescent. Knitter’s choice!

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The wider shawl is like a big hug. This one is knit in Spring Green, a special order color for the upcoming KAL.

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The narrower shawl sits comfortably on the shoulders when centered, and looks good at a jaunty angle, too. This one is knit in Golden Delicious, and was test knit by Rachel Nichols. Thank you, Rachel!

The shawls are knit with fingering weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit‘s Cashy Lite, a wonderfully squishy blend of 80% merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon, 495 yards/115g/4 oz. Charts and line by line instructions for the lace edging are included.

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To celebrate Garland’s release, Lorajean (Knitted Wit) and I are having a knitalong. Place yarn orders with Knitted Wit by June 1st; orders will ship June 5th in time for the June 10th cast on. You’ll receive one skein of Cashy Lite, 80/10/10 Merino/Cashmere/Nylon, 495 yards, and a coupon code for $2 off the pattern on Ravelry. Visit to see all the yarn colors available, write in the color name when checking out. If you want the same color I used for the wider shawl, ask for Spring Green. It’s not in the flickr set; it’s special for this project because I love it so much, I’ve convinced LJ that we should do it. It’s a great color, fresh and lively, and not too neon or acid. Think happy new growth green!

If you’d like to participate in the KAL with your own yarn, use the code GarlandKAL and you’ll receive $1 off your pattern purchase, now through June 10, 2013. Note: In order to use a coupon code, you need to go directly to the Garland Shawl pattern page on Ravelry to make your purchase.

Let’s knit! Leave a comment and let me know you’re in!

17 responses to “Garland Shawl and Knit Along

  1. I’m in!

  2. I love it! It’s beautiful! Well done!

  3. I’m planning to knit along! Trying to use up stash yarn, but not sure if I have enough of any one color….

    • Welcome! How much yarn do you have? I’m going to do a post on how to maximize the size of your shawl with the yarn you have during the KAL, but it does require enough for a shawlette!

  4. Beautiful! Love BOTH!

  5. I’m in. I have knitted wit yarn from the yarn club.

    • Welcome! It’s going to be fun! I’m going to knit another in Spring Green Cashy Lite, deeper this time, and as wide as I can get it. I’ll be posting about how to make the biggest shawl you can with the yardage you have. Looking forward to it!

      • The more I look at the knitted wit yarn the more I want to order French kiss or one of the grays. Will there be a rav group or will discussion and pics posted in the sass class revelry group?

      • French Kiss is a gorgeous color (I’ve labeled a lot of Knitted Wit yarn!). And I love Silver Lining, too.

        I’m planning to do some info blog posts, and put links to them in the PDXKnitterati group’s Garland KAL thread. We can have more discussion and chitchat over there, too. Come join the group! Guess I should blog post about that, too.

        The group is at:

  6. Just ordered the pattern! Need to finish wip….

    • Welcome! We won’t be casting on until around June 10, so you have time! Unless you get sidetracked by something…(knitting is like that, I know.) I’m going to knit at least one other Filigree Shawl, and maybe a Webfoot, too, before we cast of for Garland!

  7. Whew, I’m glad we have some time until cast-on! I like the narrower shawl but the the custom color. Could I do that combination? Although, the wider shawl is growing on me (good photos!) …

    • You can do any combo you’d like! I love the wrap-around ability of the wider shawl if you’re going to wear it scarf-like. But for hanging centered on my shoulders, I like the narrower version. I’m going to do the narrower/deeper one this time (the one pictured belongs to test knitter Rachel), but I will see if I can make it a bit wider based on how much yarn I have. I will be doing a blog post on how to maximize your yardage for this project!

  8. I’ve been wondering what you’ve been working on after you PM-ed me that day… this is gorgeous!! I’m in!

    • Hooray, and welcome! And I actually got 2 more skeins in a trade, so I have an idea for a 2 skein project with that same lovely Spring Green Cashy Lite. Which is why I’m knitting my KAL Garland in Peacock. A little variety is good!

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