Bellefleur Shawl

Reminiscent of Bellflowers (Campanula), the simple 8-stitch motif in this shawl repeats for 6 rows, then is offset for the following 6 rows. Once you learn the 8-stitch sequence, the knitting requires very little attention. The knitting begins with 5 stitches cast on at the neck edge. Four stitches are then increased every right-side row (1 at each end of the needle and 2 that flank the center panel) to form a wide triangle that stays put around the shoulders. The shawl is shown here used four complete skeins of yarn; the first skein yielded about 8 pattern repeats, the second about 4½, the third about 3, and the fourth about 1½ plus the outer edging. You can adjust the size by working more or fewer pattern repeats (and adjusting the amount of yarn accordingly). A narrow edging is worked along each selvage as the shawl is worked, then extra stitches
are cast on and a similar edging is incorporated with the bind-off row.
Finished Measurements
About 66” wide at top and 34” long at center point,
after blocking.
Yarn
Tern by Quince & Co. (75% American wool, 25% silk;
221 yd [202m]/50g)
• 4 skeins Seaweed 141