The As-You-Like-It Shawl

Link to video: https://youtu.be/jTUFPBanbNo

An attempt at a pattern.

The As-You-Like-It shawl is a build your own adventure shawl. Where we follow a few basic rules, but end up with wildly different shawls based on the choices we make on the way.

Choose between picking one pattern block and doing the whole shawl like that. Jumping between two different pattern blocks, or going wild and just jumping from one to the other with wild abandon and in any order. It’s all up to you!

A printable PDF, for your convenience (or read on):

Starting the shawl

Start with one stitch. Knit 3 stitches in one (you can also cast on 3 stitches). Purl your way back (the return round is always just purl stitches. No increases, no nothing, and is not shown in the diagrams). Increase as shown in Shawl beginning below, until you have at least 8 stitches between the increases at the center line and either end.

Make sure that your pattern placement on either side of the center line is symmetrical for the best result. I do this by looking at what I just did, counting diligently, and mirroring that onto the other side.

If what I am describing is not clear, I have tried to illustrate what I mean in this video:

Link to video: https://youtu.be/-T-G724cqIU

Now that you have somewhere to start your patterns, the next pages will be dedicated to the ones I have adapted to fit on top of each other. The 8-stitch repeat patterns are a good place to start, and the 16-stitch repeats are a little more advanced.

Think of it as Legos, but for knitting.

Good luck!


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