Red Heart® Soft® Ribbed Slit Shawl

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by Kimberly K. McAlindin, Red Heart®

Red Heart® Soft® Ribbed Slit Shawl

The slit in the Red Heart® Soft® Ribbed Slit Shawl ensures this is one shawl that won't fall off your shoulders.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 20 sts + 24 rows (about 4 inch) in k3, p2 rib to knit this shawl. Remember to check your gauge. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge. Download template for special and standard knitting stitches and abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Pattern and supplies are written for size Small with changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses. You will need 2 skeins for Smal and Medium; and 3 skeins for Large.Shawl measures 18 (22, 26) inch x 65 (75, 85) inch. Notes: Shawl is worked back and forth in rows. Circular needles are used to accommodate large number of stitches. Contrasting yarn is used as a marker for placement of slit. Use as a guide when picking up stitches to make slit.
  • 2
    Shawl: With circular needles, cast on 90 (110, 130) sts. Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 1p, p3, k2, * p3, k2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p3, slip 1p. Row 2: K4, p2, * k3, p2; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until shawl measures 5 (7, 9) inch from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.
  • 3
    Place marker for slit. Next Row: Keeping in pattern, work across first 36 (46, 56) sts; holding contrasting yarn and working yarn together, work across next 23 stitches, drop contrasting yarn and work to end of row.
  • 4
    Continue in working yarn and pattern as established until shawl measures 11 (14, 17) inch from beginning, ending with a wrong side row. Cut yarn.
  • 5
    Slit: With crochet hook, and using contrasting yarn as a guide, hold yarn to wrong side of work and pull 1 st through the center of each of 23 sts marked for slit. Place sts on straight knitting needle, and attach yarn to right side–23 sts.
  • 6
    Row 1 (right side): * K3, p2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3. Row 2: * P3, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until slit measures 6 (7, 8) inch, ending with a wrong side row. Cut yarn.
  • 7
    Join Slit to Shawl Attach yarn to right side of sts waiting on circular needle for shawl, keeping in pattern, work across first 36 (46, 56) sts; holding needles parallel with each other so that needle holding slit sts is in front of needle holding shawl sts, work the first sts from each needle together until all 23 sts of slit have been worked, continue across remaining 31 (41, 51) sts of shawl–90 (110, 130) sts.
  • 8
    Work in pattern as established until shawl measures 65 (75, 85) inch from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.
  • 9
    Weave in yarn ends. Remove contrasting yarn.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart® Soft® Yarn Wine 104212371
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Premier Circular Knitting Needles 24 inch (61 cm) U.S. 8/5.0 mm 104236584
  • Clover Takumi Bamboo Knitting Needles Single Point 13 inch Size 8 104236576
  • Crochet Hook
  • 40 inches of Scrap Yarn in Contrasting Color
Download Project Template