Temperance Knit Shawl

Temperance Knit Shawl

Updated 7/9/21

Temperance Knit Shawl
Temperance Knit Shawl
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Garter stitch doesn't get much more gorgeous than this! The Temperance Knit Shawl takes everything you thought you knew about this basic stitch and turns it on its head. By swapping between three lovely colorways, this pattern creates a fading effect that makes this basic triangle shawl pattern looks anything but basic. From the unique construction to the lace panel accent, this knit shawl will keep you guessing the whole way through, which means no more setting your needles down in boredom. Pick any three colors your heart desires! No matter what, it's bound to turn heads.


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Difficulty LevelIntermediate

Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge24 sts and 46 rows = 4”/10cm over Garter Stitch (measured over garter stitch BEFORE blocking)

Materials List

  • Malabrigo Mechita or Sock. One skein each. Sample shown in: Jasmine #347 | Myths #344 | Gingy #358
  • Size 6 ( 4mm) circular needle 32”/80cm long, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
  • Stitch marker and tapestry needle

Instructions

Notes

  1. You will be increasing in the borders (kfb) every row, and decreasing along a center spine every RS row.

  2. To help keep track of where the center decrease is located, we will use a stitch marker that will need to be moved to work the K2tog in the SK2P (you use 2 sts before the marker, and 1 just after) and then replace the marker (rm).

  3. When carrying unused color up side of work in stripe sections, twist with working yarn at the beginning of every RS row by bringing carried yarn from right to left over working yarn, continue with working yarn.

Shawl

With Color 1, cast on 5 sts.

SET-UP ROW (WS) – Kfb, k1, pm, k2, kfb. (7sts)

  1. SECTION ONE – GARTER STITCH STRIPES

    Row 1 (RS) – With Color 1 – Kfb, knit to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st, kfb
    Row 2 (and all WS rows) – Kfb, k to the marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb. ( 2 sts increased)
    Row 3 – Repeat Row 1
    Row 4 - Repeat Row 2
    Row 5 – With Color 2 – Repeat Row 1
    Row 6 - Repeat Row 2

    Repeat Rows 1-6, 8 more times. - 61 sts

  2. SECTION 2 – SLIP STITCH DIVISION

    Row 1 (RS) – With Color 3 – Kfb, (sl1stwyb, k1) to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, (k1, sl1stwyb) to the last st, kfb.
    Row 2 (WS) – Kfb, k1, ( sl1stwyf, k1) to the marker, sm, p1, (k1, sl1stwyf) to the last 2 sts, k1, kfb. - 63 sts

  3. SECTION 3 – STOCKINETTE AND GARTER STRIPES

    Row 1 (RS) – With Color 2 - Kfb, knit to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st, kfb
    Row 2 (WS) – Kfb, k to the marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb. (2 sts increased)
    Row 3 (RS) – With Color 3 - Kfb, knit to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st, kfb
    Row 4 (WS) – Kfb, purl to the marker, sm, p to the last st, kfb. (2 sts increased)

    Repeat Rows 1 – 4 6 more times, and then repeat Rows 1-2 one more time. - 93 sts

  4. SECTION 4 – SLIP STITCH DIVISION

    Row 1 (RS) – With Color 3 – Kfb, (sl1stwyb, k1) to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, (k1, sl1stwyb) to the last st, kfb.
    Row 2 (WS) – Kfb, k1, ( sl1stwyf, k1) to the marker, sm, p1, (k1, sl1stwyf) to the last 2 sts, k1, kfb. 95 sts.
    Row 3 (RS) – With Color 2 - Kfb, knit to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st, kfb
    Row 4 (WS) – Kfb (K1,p1tbl) to marker, sm, p1, (p1tbl, K1) to last st. Kfb- 97 sts

  5. SECTION 5 – TWISTED RIB SECTION

    Row 1 (RS) – With Color 3 – Kfb, (k1tbl, p1) to 2st before the marker, SK2P,rm, (p1, k1tbl) to the last st, kfb.
    Row 2 (WS) – Kfb, (k1, p1tbl) to one st before the marker, K1, sm, p1, (k1, p1tbl) to the last 2 st, K1, kfb. (2 sts increased).
    Row 3 – Kfb, (k1tbl, p1) to 3 sts before the marker, k1tbl, SK2P, rm, (k1tbl, p1)to the last 2 sts, k1tbl, kfb.
    Row 4 – Kfb, (k1, p1tbl) to the marker, sm, p1, (p1tbl, k1) to 2 sts to end, k1, kfb.

    Repeat Rows 1 – 4 7 more times. - 129 sts

  6. SECTION 6 – SLIP STITCH DIVISION

    Row 1 (RS) – With Color 2 - Kfb, knit to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st, kfb
    Row 2 (WS) – Kfb, k to the marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb. (2 sts increased) – 131 sts.
    Row 3 ( RS) – With Color 3 – Kfb, (sl1stwyb, k1) to 3 sts before the marker, sl1stwyb, SK2P, rm, (sl1stwyb, k1) to the last 2 sts, s1stwyb, kfb.
    Row 4 (WS) – Kfb, (k1, sl1stwyf) to the marker, sm, p1, (sl1stwyf, k1) to the last 2 sts, k1, kfb. - 133 sts.

  7. SECTION 7 – GARTER STITCH STRIPES

    Repeat the foll. 2 Rows ( A and B) 15 times using the colors 1, 2 and 3 in the foll. way. Remember to twist the yarns in the edge.

    Row A (RS) – Kfb, k to 2sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st, kfb.
    Row B (WS) – Kfb, K to the marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb. ( 2 sts increased)

    Rows 1 – 2 - Color 2 – Rows A and B
    Rows 3 – 4 - Color 3 - Rows A and B
    Rows 5 – 6 - Color 2 - Rows A and B
    Rows 7 – 8 - Color 3 - Rows A and B
    Rows 9 – 10 -Color 2 - Rows A and B
    Rows 11 – 12 - Color 3 - Rows A and B
    Rows 13 – 14 - Color 2 - Rows A and B.
    Rows 15 – 16 - Color 3 - Rows A and B
    Rows 17 – 18 – Color 1 – Rows A and B
    Rows 19 – 20 – Color 3 – Rows A and B
    Rows 21 – 22 – Color 1 – Rows A and B
    Rows 23 – 24 – Color 3 – Rows A and B
    Rows 25 – 26 – Color 1 – Rows A and B
    Rows 27 – 28 – Color 3 – Rows A and B
    Rows 29 – 30 – Color 1 – Rows A and B – 163 sts

  8. SECTION 8 – SLIP STITCH DIVISION

    Row 1 (RS) – With Color 3 – Kfb, (sl1stwyb, k1) to 3 sts before the marker, sl1stwyb, SK2P, rm, (sl1stwyb, k1) to the last 2 sts, s1stwyb, kfb.
    Row 2 (WS) – Kfb, (k1, sl1stwyf) to the marker, sm, p1, (sl1stwyf, k1) to the last 2 sts, k1, kfb. 165 sts. Cut the yarn.
    Row 3 (RS) – With Color 1 - Kfb, knit to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st, kfb.
    Row 4 (WS) – Kfb, k to the marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb. (2 sts increased). - 167 sts

  9. SECTION 9 – GARTER WITH THE HOLES

    Row 1 ( RS) – With Color 1 - Kfb, knit to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st, kfb.
    Row 2 (WS) – Kfb, k to the marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb. (2 sts increased).
    Row 3 (RS) – Kfb, (ssk, yo, k4) 13 times, ssk, yo, k2, SK2P, rm, k2, yo, ssk, (k4, yo, ssk) 13 times, kfb.
    Row 4 (WS) – Kfb, k to the marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb. (2 sts increased).
    Row 5 – 8 – Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice. (4 sts increased).
    Row 9 (RS) – Kfb, k3, (ssk, yo, k4) 13 times, ssk, yo, k2, SK2P, rm, k2, yo, ssk, (k4, yo, ssk) 13 times, k3, kfb.
    Row 10 (WS) – Kfb, k to marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb. (2 sts increased)
    Row 11 – 14 – Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice. (4 sts increased).

    Repeat Rows 3 to 14 one more time, and the Rows 3 to 6 once. - 197 sts

  10. SECTION 10 – SLIP STITCH DIVISION

    Row 1 ( RS) – With Color 3 – Kfb, (sl1stwyb, k1) to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, (k1, sl1stwyb) to the last st, kfb.
    Row 2 (WS) – Kfb, k1, ( sl1stwyf, k1) to the marker, sm, p1, (k1, sl1stwyf) to the last 2 sts, k1, kfb. (2sts increased)
    Row 3 (RS) – With Color 1 - Kfb, knit to 2 sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st, kfb.
    Row 4 (WS) – Kfb, k to the marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb. (2 sts increased) - 201sts

  11. SECTION 11 – GARTER STITCH STRIPES SECTION

    From here, increases and decreases will cancel each other out. You always knit over -201 sts

    In the RS, the sts before the marker will increase in 1 st. and the sts before the marker will decrease 1 st after you have knitted Rows A and B Repeat the foll. 2 Rows (A and B) 21 times using the colors 1, 2 and 3 in the foll. way. Remember to twist the yarns in the edge.

    Row A (RS) – Kfb, k to 2sts before the marker, SK2P, rm, k to the last st.
    Row B (WS) – K to the marker, sm, p1, k to the last st, kfb.
    Rows 1 – 2 - Color 3 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 3 – 4 - Color 1 - Rows A and B.
    Rows 5 – 6 - Color 3 - Rows A and B.
    Rows 7 – 8 - Color 1 - Rows A and B.
    Rows 9 – 10 - Color 3 - Rows A and B.
    Rows 11 – 12 - Color 1 - Rows A and B. Cut the yarn.
    Rows 13 – 14 - Color 3 - Rows A and B.
    Rows 15 – 16 - Color 2 - Rows A and B.
    Rows 17 – 18 – Color 3 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 19 – 20 – Color 2 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 21 – 22 – Color 3 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 23 – 24 – Color 2 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 25 – 26 – Color 3 – Rows A and B. Cut the yarn.
    Rows 27 – 28 – Color 2 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 29 – 30 – Color 1 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 31 – 32 – Color 2 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 33 – 34 – Color 1 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 35 – 36 – Color 2 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 37 – 38 – Color 1 – Rows A and B.
    Rows 39 – 40 – Color 2 – Rows A and B. Cut the yarn.
    Rows 41 – 42 – Color 1 – Rows A and B. 201 sts ( 122 in the right side of the marker and 79 in the left side)

    Repeat Rows 1 – 42 3 more times, and then Rows 1 - 31. No sts rem after the marker - 201 sts.

    Bind off all sts rem with an elastic bind off method.

Abbreviations

k / p
Knit / Purl
k2tog
Knit 2 sts together (a right leaning decrease)
kfb
Knit once into front of loop, leave st on the LH needle, knit once into back loop, slip st off
pm / rm / sm
Place marker / Replace marker / Slip marker
yo
Yarn over
Sl1stwyb / Sl1stwyf
Slip 1 st with yarn in back / Slip 1 st with yarn in front
RS / WS
Right side / Wrong side
Ssk
Slip next two sts knitwise, one at a time, to right-hand needle. Insert tip of left-hand needle into fronts of these sts from left to right and knit them together – 1 st decreased
SK2P
Slip stitch knitwise, k2tog, pass the slipped stitch over
K1tbl / P1tbl
Knit 1 through back loop / Purl 1 through back loop

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