Woman wearing Noolah shawl


Worked in soft and lofty Stone Wool American Romney + Merino, this crescent-shaped shawl makes a lovely neck or shoulder wrap. The body of the piece is worked in garter stitch, a stitch which lends itself well to scarves and shawls. For one thing, it’s relaxing. Who doesn’t love to just sit down and knit? For another, it’s reversible. And its cushy fabric easily squishes around the neck for warmth or drapes gracefully across the shoulders. Noolah’s cozy garter-stitch body is framed by two knitted-in, reversible ribbed cables, which travel along the outside edges. A perfectly perfect finish.

The piece is worked from wing tip to wing tip. After casting on a few stitches and establishing the cable pattern, the garter-stitch section begins on a single stitch. The scarf gradually widens by one stitch every RS row, then every other RS row (i.e., every 4th row) until the depth of the scarf is reached. The piece is worked even for 36 rows. Then the second half is tapered by decreases that mirror the increases—first, one stitch every other RS row, then one stitch every RS row until a single garter stitch remains. After the garter stitch has been decreased away, the opposite wing tip is worked to the end.

You can make this scarf longer or shorter by working more or fewer 12-row pattern repeats in the center section until about half of the yarn is used up, then begin the decreases. Each 12-row pattern repeat of the center section uses about 9.6 grams of yarn. You will need more yarn if you increase the length.