Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dew Drop Shawl Pattern


Dew Drop Shawl
by Kristen Mangus of GoodKnitKisses

(VIDEO now embedded.  Click to watch!)


A sleek and glamorous shawl reminiscent of hairpin lace. Change the look with a change in yarn and go from a dressy date shawl in a shimmery yarn to a casual sock weight yarn or art yarn and wear as a keyhole scarf!

LOOM(s):
Authentic Knitting Board All-n-One loom. Loom configured at maximum with the 5 peg sliders on ends between the 48 peg front board & 48 peg back board. Could use alternate loom if can configure as above in 3/8" gauge. (Martha Stewart loom with 4 corner pieces and small pegs in all holes works well).


YARN:
300 yards of medium weight yarn for shawl or 200 yards if stopping for smaller scarf. Yarn used in test is Sensations Enchantment Silver Metallic. Other test yarns were sock weight and bulky art yarn which give a totally different look.

FINISHED SIZE(s):
21"x60" shawl or knit 10-12" for a scarf only

Abbreviations:
EW - Ewrap
BB - Back Board of loom
FB - Front Board of loom
St - stitches



PATTERN NOTES:
We're using the back board (BB) as a place for a holding peg to work the drop stitch and all knit stitches are worked on the front board (FB). Do not skip pegs on FB. The sliders provide the space and no extra wraps are needed for the drops. Plus the width of the shawl actually is the width of the board. It's a  multiple of *3 + hold* +3

The basic pattern is ewrap 3 & Hold on BB 1 peg behind 3rd ewrapped peg, EW 3 & hold on BB, repeat pattern till last 3 stitches and EW.

Row 1: *EW 3 on FB, wrap BB1*, repeat between *,* till last 3 st. EW 3.

Repeat Row 1 for 100 rows to knit the maximum intended size or till 21" measures on ends.

NOTES on Sizing:
Work in a flat panel with a turning peg (the first stitch of each row is always slipped, meaning skip and move to peg 2) until SIDE length measures 21" or length from nape of neck to waistline. The middle will measure longer because of the dropped stitches weight.
For petite shawl measuring 12"x54", as on my test in the sock weight seen below, Use a multiple of 4.  Cast on 3, wrap holding peg, *EW 4 on FB, wrap BB1*, repeat between *,* till last 3 st. EW 3.
This will take out a few drops and changes the sizing.

*The pattern is railroaded by knitting the length on the width of the board but one can knit fewer multiples on any loom and skip 2-5 pegs before wrapping EW to get the same results and it will effectively "turn" it to the side.  You would just knit till you got the desired length. For example using a Knifty Knitter: work as a flat panel and skip enough pegs to make about a 4" drop, then wrap the next peg.  Leave 3 pegs at the end to finish the row in 3 EW. Knit till desired length.

BIND OFF:
Make sure you have at least 9-10 yards left on ball or skein to bind off (or 3.5 times the length of the loom following around the pegs on front & back).
Loose Slip knot bind off, making sure to yarn over around the holding pegs following the pattern it makes along the loom so bind off matches cast on drop stitches.
*If your yarn isn very nubby you can use my stretchy bind off but you will need to add extra wraps or chains between to span the distance between the drops; this changes the look of the edge to look crocheted which was not intended.*

OPTIONAL FRINGE:
Add fringe to both shorter ends as desired OR one of the longer sides to hang from back of shawl.

©2013 GoodKnit Kisses

Copyright GoodKnit Kisses; do not copy, in whole or in part, the above written pattern or video. Please link to this video or GoodKnitKisses blog or website. Pattern itself may not be re-sold or distributed but you may sell an item made by using this pattern.

Thank you!






Yarns used in above designs:
Sensations Enchantment Silver Metallic (388 yards in ball - 300 yards used) 21"x60" full size
Weight: 4 - Medium. 5 ozs. 142 gms. 388 yards. 355 meters. 92% Acrylic, 8% Polyester.


Lucci Melange Sunset Romance (216 yards in ball - all yardage used) 12-14"x60" smaller
Weight: Bulky. Merino Wool, Pima Cotton, Angora, Rayon, Sequins, Metallic, Acrylic, Nylon



TEST in sock weight!
Sensations Enchantment Bamboo & Ewe color ciscontinued (262 yards in ball - 200 yards used) Petite size
Sock Weight: 40% Wool, 30% Nylon, 15% Rayon. 2.12 oz, 60 grams, 262 yards, 260 meters.





19 comments:

  1. Love all of the shawls you've shown here... I am particularly interested in the last one, since it will go well with either jeans, or a dressy casual look:) Totally looking forward to this video on how to make this shawl! Thanks again, Kristen, for coming up with a fabulous item :)

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    1. Thank you Jolene! The pattern and video are now up in the blog. I hope you enjoy it! :-)

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    2. hi! how many nails you used? I am Brazilian and I loved your site! congratulations!! <3

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  2. You have done it again! I'm floored, mesmerized and filled with anticipation! Your new shawls are just stunning :)

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    1. Wow, thank you Kim! I've added the pattern & video now to the blog. Fee free to pass it on. ;-)

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  3. Can't wait to see the video for this one!

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    1. Thanks Darlene! The video & pattern are now added to the blog.

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  4. These are beautifully done-love the yarn and colors. I so would wear one of these!! Absolutely beautiful!!

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    1. Wonderful Christy, thank you! The pattern & video are now added to the blog. :-)

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  5. Kristen you've done it again!! Love love love this. Will my house EVER get cleaned?? <3

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    1. LOL Lisa!! Thanks for your support and watching! I've now added the pattern and video to the blog. :-)

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  6. These shawls are so beautiful! I'm so excited to make this for my mom and myself! Thank you!

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    1. To each his own, no need for ugly comments if its not to your taste move on, smh some people have no class!

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  9. I'm looking for a "print friendly" place to click.....?

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  10. Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial! I am currently studying Fashion Marketing and Management and used this guide as inspiration for a final project.

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  11. I made one for myself in purple and I love it. Thank you for the pattern.

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  12. STUNNING. I'm shocked at how simple the pattern is. Something so gorgeous should be painstakingly difficult. LOL

    Thanks so much for sharing! I love it.

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My name is Kristen. I’m an Interior Designer & knitwear designer as well as a YouTube Tutorial filmmaker & Video Host for crafts, knitting and more. My Loom Knitting tutorials are great for Knitters (or any crafter) who wanna try their hand and want to know how to convert their stitches over to the loom. Many do it to ease their hands/carpel tunnel or work faster. It’s definitely a growing trend for traditional knitters to take up or people who love crafting with yarn! My site is GoodKnitKisses or YOUTUBE. I also write and sell my own loom patterns on my ETSY shop and on Vivaloom.com  I look forward to meeting new people and sharing the love of fiber arts :-) -Kristen