Rectangular OPENWORK Shawl to Knit

Designed by Kathleen Sams courtesy of Coats & Clark.

shawl front shawl back
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Yarnovers create the lacy openwork stitch in this rectangular shawl. It's a terrific cover-up for all seasons, and it's easy too.

Finished Size: 19-1/2" wide x 68" long
                        (49.5 cm x 172.5 cm)

Red Heart® “Soft YarnTM” (Art E728)
medium weight

[5 ounces, 256 yards
(140 grams, 234 meters) per ball]:
#9520 Seafoam - 4 balls
Knitting Needles, size 10 (6 mm) or size needed for gauge
Yarn needle

GAUGE: In pattern,
18 sts and 22 rows = 4" (10 cm)


Cast on 88 sts.

Row 1 (Wrong side): * K2 tog, YO twice, K2 tog; repeat from * across.

Row 2: * K1, (K1, P1) in the 2 YO'ss from Row 1, K1; repeat from * across.

Row 3: K2, * K2 tog, YO twice, K2 tog; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, K2.Row 4: K2, * K1, (K1, P1) in the 2 YO's from Row 3, K1; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, K2.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern until piece measures approximately 68" (172.5 cm) from cast on edge or to desired length, ending by working Row 4. Bind off all sts. Weave in yarn ends.

cm = centimeters
K = knit
mm = millimeters
P = purl

st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
YO = yarn over

* - work instructions following 8 as many more times as indicated in addition to the first time.
( ) or [ ] - work enclosed instructions as many times as specified by the number immediately following or work all enclosed instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks.
colon (:) - the number(s) given after a colon at the end of a row or round denotes the number of stitches or spaces you should have on that row or round.

We have made every effort to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. We cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes, or variations in individual work.