Shawls are a great accessory to have in your wardrobe, especially during the cooler months. They can be made in a variety of styles and designs, but today we'll be focusing on the openwork braid model shawl. This beautiful shawl is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any outfit, and the openwork design adds a delicate touch to the overall look.
2 skeins of medium-weight yarn (approx. 200g total)
Size 10 knitting needles
Step 1: Cast On
Using your size 10 knitting needles, cast on 68 stitches.
Step 2: Knit the First Row
Knit the first row of stitches.
Step 3: Openwork Braid Pattern
The openwork braid pattern is a simple, yet intricate stitch that will add the desired texture to your shawl. The pattern is worked over a multiple of 8 stitches plus 4. Here are the instructions:
Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: Purl all stitches.
Row 3: *K6, sl 2 purlwise, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: Purl all stitches.
Row 5: *K2, yo, k2tog, k2, sl 2 purlwise, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 6: Purl all stitches.
Row 7: *K2, sl 2 purlwise, k2, yo, k2tog, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 8: Purl all stitches.
Repeat rows 1-8 until your shawl reaches the desired length.
Step 4: Knit the Last Row
Once you've reached the desired length, knit the last row of stitches.
Step 5: Bind Off
Using your size 10 needles, bind off all stitches in knit.
Step 6: Weave in Ends
Using your tapestry needle, weave in any remaining ends of yarn to ensure a neat and tidy finished product.There you have it - a beautiful openwork braid model shawl that will add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. Remember, knitting is a fun and rewarding hobby, so don't be afraid to experiment with different stitches and patterns to create your own unique designs.