The Wayfarer shawl is knit by making two smaller shawls and then lacing them together for the ultimate in “cobbled together from the wreckage of civilization" chic. The lace detail in the edge, which is created by working yarn-overs on both the right and wrong side of the work, contrasts with the corset-like leather lacing- part “before-times" finery, part après-le-deluge grit.
This pattern is in the book Doomsday Knits, which is currently available at cooperativepress.com.
To make your shawl bigger repeat chart to desired length. Make sure that you work the same number of charts on Triangle 2! Remember, adding length to your shawl will affect the yardage needed to complete your shawl.
Shawl shown uses leather cord for corset detail rather than 1/8” ribbon.
- 400 yards of fingering weight yarn
- US Size 4 (3.5mm), 24” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
- 1/8” wide ribbon – 6 yards
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking supplies