Rickenbacker Shawl PDF
The Rickenbacker Shawl by Kate Atherley is the perfect solution to a lace knitters’ conundrum: how to knit a chic black shawl that will go with everything but won’t make you go blind trying to knit it. This triangular shawl features lacy stripes that are about as simple as you can get (yo, k2tog) and they’re always worked in the same place, eliminating the need for counting or markers and makes if very easy to stay on track. Color aside, this is an excellent first lace project. It’s also ideal as a travel project: it’s not so difficult that you really have to focus and the pattern repeat in easily memorized.
It’s worked on the bias, causing the stripes to fall diagonally, and the resulting fabric drapes beautifully. The shaping places the point slightly off-center, making it more interesting to wear than your average triangle. It’s nice and deep for lots of coverage on chilly days, but wide enough to sit on your shoulders out of the way when you’re just wearing it for style.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished Measurements: 55” across x 27” deep
Yarn Requirements: Approx. 400 yards of fingering weight yarn; Shown in indigodragonfly MCN Sock (WEBS does not carry)
Needle(s): US size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle
Gauge: 18 sts & 24 rows = 4” in St st, blocked
This pattern is also featured in Kate Atherley’s Rock ‘N Roll Collection.