This is my re-write and slight modifications of the Citrus Chevron Shawlette by Nifty Knitty Kitty. The design was quite pretty but the pattern instructions were quite confusing. So, I decided to re-write it. This is a free pattern so I don’t think I am infringing any copyright.
You can find the free original pattern in pdf at Ravelry.
I also made 2 small modifications:
The first set of Row 2, 4, and 6 in the original pattern is knit. This means the centre stitch is in garter stitch for 5 rows at the centre of the shawl.
Almost all similarly constructed shawls would maintain the stockinette stitch by adding a P1 to the even rows. So, that’s what I have changed.
One stitch in Row 2 to 6 is a purl stitch. I used CAPs and bold to mark out the centre stitch.
The lace pattern calls for k3tog to help shape the triangle. I prefer to use slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit 1 and pass both stitches over (s2kp) so that the triangle looks centred.
Okay, let’s begin.
The Citrus Chevron Shawlette
This Citrus Chevron shawlette is basically a triangular-shaped shawlette with a 4-stitch increase on alternate rows. In other words, increase 4 stitches every 2 rows.
According to the pattern, you use US 8 or 5.0mm needles and 5-ply or sports yarn. Roughly about 300 or 400 yards.
Cast on 7 stitches
Row 1 – k1, yo, k2, yo, place marker, K1, yo, k2, yo, k1
Row 2, 4, 6 – knit to 1 stitch before marker, P1, slip marker, knit to end
Row 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 – k1, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker, K1, yo, knit to the last stitch, yo, k1
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 – k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
These 16 rows forms the beginning of the garter stitch border. (39 sts)
Row 1 – k1, yo, k2, yo, k2, s2kp, k2, yo, k1, repeat * to * until marker, yo, slip marker, K1, yo, k1, yo, k2, s2kp, k2, yo, repeat * to * till last 3 sts, k2, yo, k1 (43 sts)
Row 2 and all even rows – k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Row 3 – k1, yo, k3, k1, yo, k1, s2kp, k1, yo, k2, repeat * to * until 1 st before marker, k1, yo, slip marker, K1, yo, k1, k2, yo, k1, s2kp, k1, yo, k1, repeat * to * till last 4 sts, k3, yo, k1 (47 sts)
Row 5 – k1, yo, k4, k2, yo, s2kp, yo, k3, repeat * to * till 2 sts before marker, k2, yo, slip marker, K1, yo, k2, k3, yo, s2kp, yo, k2, repeat * to * till the last 5 sts, k4, yo, k1 (51 sts)
Row 7 – k1, yo, k5, k3, yo, ssk, k3, repeat * to * till 3 sts before marker, k3, yo, slip marker, K1, yo, k3, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, repeat * to * till last 6 sts, k5, yo, k1 (55 sts)
Row 1 to 8 makes up the lace pattern. Repeat these 8 rows a total of 9 times (or keep repeating until the desired size). On the last repeat, instead of row 8, knit all stitches.
Each repeat adds 16 stitches to the total.
Last garter stitch border
Row 1 and 3 – k1, yo, knit to marker, yo, slip marker, K1, yo, knit to the last stitch, yo, k1
Row 2 and 4 – k5, purl to last 5 sts, k5
Bind off loosely
You can keep going if you still have yarn for a bigger citrus chevron shawlette. Do block this shawl so that the lace section gets a good stretch.
Happy knitting, Phoebe