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 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 selvedge 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.
Tern by Quince & Co. (75% American wool, 25% silk;
221 yd [202m]/50g)
• 4 skeins Seaweed 141