Summer Nights Shawl Pattern

I hate cardigans!

Unless they are really chunky and baggy I think they should be banned!

So I always have a dilemma! You are going out on a spring (or summer in the UK) evening and its not hot enough to go without a jacket but not cold enough for jacket so what do you wear, especially if you are going to somewhere reasonably nice with a dress code?

A Shawl! I have load of shawls or capes or boleros or some mixture of them I am a bit obsessed, so I thought why not try to design your own.

So when I got my hands on some lovely Ice Yarn Rainbow DK I thought it was perfect for a Summer shawl. I made this one in the Teal, Purple, Grey Ombre, but i will also be making it the Coffee shades and potentially the Black and White ombre. There are loads of colour groups to choose from.

The Pattern

All terms are american, I used a 4mm hook and 2 Skeins of yarn.

Chain 4 and join into a loop

Row 1: CH 4, TR 5, CH 2, TR 6, Turn.

Row 2: CH 4, TR 2 into the same stitch, TR 5 into the next 5 stitches, TR 2 CH 2 TR 2 into the Chain 2 Space, TR 5 into the next 5 stitches, TR 3 into the last stitch, Turn.

Row 3: CH 4, TR 2 into the same stitch, TR 9 into the next 9 stitches, TR 2 CH 2 TR 2 into the Chain 2 Space, TR 9 into the next 9 stitches, TR 3 into the last stitch, Turn.

Row 4: CH 4, TR 2 into the same stitch, TR 13 into the next 13 stitches, TR 2 CH 2 TR 2 into the Chain 2 Space, TR 13 into the next 13 stitches, TR 3 into the last stitch, Turn.

Row 5: CH 4, TR 2 into the same stitch, TR 17 into the next 17 stitches, TR 2 CH 2 TR 2 into the Chain 2 Space, TR 17 into the next 17 stitches, TR 3 into the last stitch, Turn.

Row 6: CH 5, Skip 1 stitch, TR 2 CH 1 TR 2 in the next stitch, *Skip 3 stitches, TR 2 CH 1 TR 2 in the next stitch* X 4, Skip 3 stitches and in the chain 2 space TR 2 CH 1 TR 3 CH 1 TR 2,  *Skip 3 stitches, TR 2 CH 1 TR 2 in the next stitch* X5, CH 1, skip 1 stitch, TR 1 in the top of the chain 4 from the previous row, Turn

Row 7: CH 5, TR in the same stitch, in the next 6 chain 1 spaces, TR 1 CH 1 TR 1, then CH 1, Skip 1 stitch, TR 1 in the next, CH 1, then in the next 6 chain 1 spaces  TR 1 CH 1 TR 1, and in the top of the CH 4 from the previous row.

Row 8:CH 5, in the next  7 chain 1 spaces  TR 2 CH 1 TR 2, Skip the Ch 1, in the next stitch TR CH 1 TR 1 CH 1 TR 1, Skip the next chain 1, then  in the next  7 chain 1 spaces  TR 2 CH 1 TR 2, CH 1 and TR 1 in the 4th stitch of the Chain 5 from the previous row.

Row 9: CH 5, TR in the same stitch, in the next 8 chain 1 spaces, TR 1 CH 1 TR 1, then CH 1, Skip 1 stitch, TR 1 in the next, CH 1, then in the next 8 chain 1 spaces  TR 1 CH 1 TR 1, and in the top of the 4th chain from the previous row.

Row 10 : CH 5, then alternate between TR 1 CH 1 TR 1 and  TR 2 CH 1 TR 2 in the next 9 Chain 1 spaces, then skip the next chain 1 space and  TR 2 CH 1 TR 3 CH 1 TR 2, skip the next chain 1, then alternate between TR 1 CH 1 TR 1 and  TR 2 CH 1 TR 2 in the next 9 Chain 1 spaces, then CH 1 and TR in the top of the Chain 5 from the previous row.

This is the pattern, if you have got this far you should be able to see how the pattern develops and increases as you go.

My shawl is 2 round of this pattern, so twenty rows, the finished with the Crab Stitch as edging. Check out my Crab stitch tutorial video here.

Crab Stitch Edging

To start the pattern again all you need to do is TR 3 in the first and last stitch (CH 4 counts as the first TR), Then TR in each stitch in the row, including all the chains so this section TR 2 CH 1 TR 2 would equal 5 TR’s on the next row.

My shawl was 2 rounds of this pattern and it easy covered me, however I am only 5’1″ so if you are taller and want something longer you can always extend the pattern as long as you like.

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