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T h e e d i t o r s o f Vo g u e K n i t t i n g m a g a z i n e present the most comprehensive collection o f s h a w l s a v a i l a b l e t o d a y.

♦ ♦

More than 40 patterns by today’s leading knitwear designers

Cover-ups to suit any occasion, from a walk on the beach to a night on the town ♦

Designs for knitters of all levels of experience

$24.95 U.S. $31.95 CAN

®

SHAWLS & WRAPS The most versatile of garments, a shawl can keep you warm in the winter, top off an elegant evening dress, or chase away the chill on a summer evening. It’s the ideal addition to any wardrobe—and the perfect project for both the beginner who’s tired of knitting scarves and wants to move on to something new and the advanced stitcher who likes a challenge. Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps presents more than 40 of the magazine’s most gorgeous wraps, all created by today’s top knitwear designers. Inside you’ll find a wide range of designs to suit any style or skill level, including: Delicate lace creations that will entice lovers of intricate patterns and barely-there yarns

More than just a pattern book, Vogue Knitting Shawls & Wraps is a stunning survey of knitting techniques and design possibilities. It features:

Crafts ♦ Knitting

VOGUE KNITTING

SHAWLS & WRAPS

For over a quarter of a century, the editors of Vogue Knitting have been the most trusted authorities on knitting, delivering expert information on knitting techniques, an insider’s take on the latest trends and happenings in the knitting world and up-to-theminute designs from the top names both in the hand-knitting industry and on Seventh Avenue. In volumes such as Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Sock Book, Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book and Vogue Knitting Quick Reference, they have distilled their expertise for knitters of all skill levels. With Shawls & Wraps, they bring this same expertise to knitting shawls, assembling a collection of wraps that will delight knitters for years to come.

VOGUE KNITTING ®

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SHAWLS & WRAPS

VOGUE KNITTING

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SHAWLS & WRAPS

Boldly colorful shawls that make a statement with vibrant stripes, blocks and colorwork designs

Super-cozy wraps that envelop you in comfort— without sacrificing style

Ready-for-evening cover-ups that sparkle with beads, metallic yarns and luxury fibers

A quintessential wardrobe staple gets the luxury treatment from an internationally trusted source for knitters: Vogue Knitting magazine. This delightful assembly of shawls and wraps is the best of the best. Front and back cover photos by Rose Callahan

www.sixthandspringbooks.com Sixth&Spring Books 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013

No knitter will be able to resist the dozens of enticing designs featured in this stunning collection.


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Sixth&Spring Books 233 Spring Street New York, NY 10013

Book Division Manager WENDY WILLIAMS

Technical Editor CARLA SCOTT

Senior Editor MICHELLE BREDESON

Yarn Editor TANIS GRAY

Art Director DIANE LAMPHRON

Copy Editor KRISTINA SIGLER

Book Designer JANEEN BELLAFIORE

Editorial Assistant MIRLANDE JEANLOUIS

Vice President, Publisher TRISHA MALCOLM Production Manager DAVID JOINNIDES Creative Director JOE VIOR President ART JOINNIDES PHOTO CREDITS: Paul Amato for LVARepresents.com: pp. 5 (second from top), 33, 34, 38, 40, 52, 53, 62, 64, 71, 72, 80, 90, 92, 97, 98, 102, 104, 109, 118 Rose Callahan: Cover, pp. 2, 5 (top and bottom), 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 44, 47, 48, 51, 57, 58, 84, 86, 106, 110, 111, 120, 122, 124, 130, 132, 134 Jim Jordan for JimJordanPhotography.com: pp. 5 (second from bottom), 6, 9, 17, 18, 28, 29, 41, 42, 66, 68, 70, 74, 76, 82, 87, 88, 94, 96, 112, 114, 115, 116, 136, 137 Nick Norwood: p. 60 Dick Nystrom: pp. 79, 100 Marcus Tullis: p. 46 Marco Zambelli: pp. 54, 56, 126, 128 Copyright © 2009 by Sixth&Spring Books All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage-and-retrieval systems—without written permission of the publisher. The written instructions, photographs, designs, projects and patterns are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of the retail purchaser and are under federal copyright laws; they are not to be reproduced in any form for commercial use. Permission is granted to photocopy patterns for the personal use of the retail purchaser.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2009927135 ISBN: 978-1-933027-84-5 Manufactured in China 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2


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Contents Introduction 6

p. 22

Textured Cape 84 Wavy Lace Wrap 87

Light & Lacy 8

Wide Rib Shrug 90

Squares and Stripes Lace Shawl 10

Fringed Wrap 92

Diamond Motif Shawl 14

Furry Wrap 94

Spiderweb and Diamond Lace Shawl 17

Lace Cape 97

Floral Lace Shawl 22

Bobble Trim Wrap 100

Medallion Wrap 26

Fringed Stole With Pockets 102

Trellis Lace Shawl 28

Cabled Rib Shawl 104

Wavy Edge Lace Shawl 30

Leaf Lace Shawl 106

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Summer Lace Shawl 33 Beaded Floral Shawl 38

All That Glitters 108 Beaded Stole 110

Pinwheel Shawl 44

Beaded Wrap 112

Starfish Shawl 47

Diamond Lace Shawl 115

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Contents

Two-Tone Lace Shawl 41

Felted Shawl 118

Wrapped in Color 50

Beaded Lace Shawl 120

Striped Wrap 52

Ruffled Edge Wrap 124

Floral Capelet 54

Knit and Crochet Shawl 126

Squares Shawl 57

Lacy Leaves Shawl 130

Cashmere Rainbow Shawl 60

Tuck Stitch Wrap 134

Geometric Wrap 62

Eyelet Wrap 136

Wave Pattern Wrap 66 Zigzag Stole 68 Patchwork Wrap 71

Warm & Cozy 78 Cable Wrap 80 Oversized Wrap 82

Techniques & Abbreviations 138 Resources 143

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Turkish Cape 74

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The Best of the

Best


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Why are shawls such perennially popular items to knit? I can’t speak for all knitters, but I can tell you why I love shawls. A shawl is the ultimate accessory. It is both an aesthetic statement and the most practical of garments. A dramatic wrap can provide the showstopping final touch to an elegant evening gown while keeping those bare shoulders warm. And nothing is more comforting to slip on than an oversized shawl knit with thick, soft yarns. Working in an office that is not always perfectly temperature-controlled, I can really appreciate the virtues of a cozy wrap. (In fact, we even have a box labeled “Office Shawls for Chilly People”!) Shawls are accessible to all knitters, no matter their skill level or area of interest. Favorites of newer knitters who are stuck in a rut knitting scarf after scarf and want to branch out, shawls and wraps are also beloved by more advanced stitchers. Most shawls require little construction, making them accessible to beginners, but they are also the perfect canvas on which to play with color or to lose yourself in an intricate lace pattern. Most shawls (including the ones in this book) are one size fits all, so they make perfect gifts. And if

I am thrilled to bring you Vogue Knitting Shawls and Wraps. This compilation of the best of

Introduction

you love to knit, but don’t love lots of complicated finishing, shawls are for you.

the best shawl designs from our magazine is packed with gorgeous garments to knit and to wear. The issues of Vogue Knitting that feature shawls have been some of our most popular ever, and it’s easy to see why. No matter the season or occasion, you’ll find the perfect wrap to complete your wardrobe—from glamorous shawls that sparkle with beads and metallic yarns to gossamer-thin lace shawls to plush and comfy wraps that warm up the chilliest day (or office!). Many of today’s top knitwear designers are represented here, and knitters of all styles and skill levels will find something to inspire their own creativity.

Editor in Chief, Vogue Knitting

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Trisha Malcolm


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Whisper-thin shawls knit with exquisite yarns in intricate lace patterns are the epitome of graceful beauty.

Lacy

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Beg fourth dropped st section

7 of charts—132 sts (33 sts each section).

Next rnd With Heaven, [work rnd 1 of chart B over

Beg first lace section

first 2 sts, work rnd 1 of chart C to last 2 sts

Next rnd With Gelato, [work rnd 1 chart E over

before section marker, work rnd 1 of chart D over

first 2 sts, work rnd 1 of chart F to center st, sl

last 2 sts] 4 times. Work in this way through rnd

center st, work rnd 1 of chart F to last 2 sts

7 of charts—492 sts (123 sts each section).

before section marker, work rnd 1 of chart G over

Beg fourth lace section

last 2 sts] 4 times. Work in this way through rnd

Next rnd With Gelato, [work rnd 1 chart E over

13 of charts—188 sts (47 sts each section).

first 2 sts, rep rnd 1 of chart F four times to

Beg second dropped st section

center st, sl center st, rep rnd 1 of chart F four

Next rnd With Heaven, [work rnd 1 of chart B over

times to last 2 sts before section marker, work

first 2 sts, work rnd 1 of chart C to last 2 sts

rnd 1 of chart G over last 2 sts] 4 times. Work in

before section marker, work rnd 1 of chart D over

this way through rnd 13 of charts—548 sts (137

last 2 sts] 4 times. Work in this way through rnd

sts each section).

7 of charts—252 sts (63 sts each section).

Edging

Beg second lace section

Work 6 rnds in garter st, cont to inc 1 st before

Next rnd With Gelato, [work rnd 1 chart E over

and after each corner marker each rnd—596 sts

first 2 sts, rep rnd 1 of chart F twice to center st,

(149 sts each section). Work 4-st picot bind-off

sl center st, rep rnd 1 of chart F twice to last 2 sts

around edge.

Squares and Stripes Lace Shawl

last 2 sts] 4 times. Work in this way through rnd

before section marker, work rnd 1 of chart G over FINISHING

13 of charts—308 sts (77 sts each section).

Block to measurements. ¹

Beg third dropped st section

Light & Lacy

last 2 sts] 4 times. Work in this way through rnd

Next rnd With Heaven, [work rnd 1 of chart B over first 2 sts, work rnd 1 of chart C to last 2 sts before section marker, work rnd 1 of chart D over last 2 sts] 4 times. Work in this way through rnd 7 of charts—372 sts (93 sts each section). Beg third lace section Next rnd With Gelato, [work rnd 1 chart E over first 2 sts, rep rnd 1 of chart F three times to center st, sl center st, rep rnd 1 of chart F three

rnd 1 of chart G over last 2 sts] 4 times. Work in this way through rnd 13 of charts—428 sts (107 sts each section).

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times to last 2 sts before section marker, work


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CHART A A CHART

1

2

4 3

5

6

7

8

STITCH StitchKEY Key

9

k on p on K onRS, RS, p WS on WS p on k on WSWS P onRS, RS, k on yo Yo s2kp S2kp ssk on p2tog on WS Ssk onRS, RS, p2tog on WS k2tog onon RS,RS, ssp ssp tbl on K2tog tblWS on WS

CHART D D CHART

CC

1

CHART G G CHART

double twist drop, yarnyarn over over Double twist drop,

CHART B B CHART

CHART F F CHART

2

3

4

5

6

double twist drop stitch Double twist drop stitch

7

COLOR ColorKEY Key Gelato Gelato Heaven Heaven

CHART E E CHART

2 1

4 3

6 5

8 7

12 11 10 9

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MATERIALS

Annie Modesitt’s sea-shaded shawl is

Original Yarns 3 3oz/85g hanks (each approx 262yd/240m) of

knit circularly from the inside

Squares and Stripes Lace Shawl

Approx 40" x 40"/101.5cm x 101.5cm

Squares and Stripes Lace Shawl

KNITTED MEASUREMENTS

out in sections of lace surrounded by

Fiesta Yarns Gelato (rayon) in alaska

squares of dropped stitches.

3 2oz/57g hanks (each approx 310yd/283m) of Heaven (kid mohair/wool/nylon) in alaska Substitute Yarns

around BOTH needles, then yo around RH needle

3 3oz/85g hanks (each approx 262yd/240m)

and draw yo through double wraps, allowing

of Fiesta Yarns Gelato (rayon) in alaska

both wrapped loops to fall off ends of needles.

(same as original yarn)

Do not pull tight or adjust tension until next rnd.

6 4oz/113g hanks (each approx 165yd/151m) of

4-st Picot Bind-off

Fiesta Yarns Insignia La Boheme (rayon boucle/

*[K2tog tbl, sl st back to LH needle] 4 times, [k1,

kid mohair/wool/nylon) in aegean blue

sl st back to LH needle] 3 times; rep from *

One set (5) size 9 (5.5mm) double-pointed

around.

needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE SHAWL

24"/60cm and 60"/150cm lengths

With dpn and Gelato, cast on 6 sts.

Stitch markers

Next row Knit into the front and back of each st— 12 sts. Distribute sts evenly over 4 needles, place

GAUGE

marker and join for knitting in the round. Inc as

18 sts and 24 rnds = 4"/10cm over St st using

follows, changing to shorter circular needle, then

size 9 (5.5mm) needles and Gelato.

to longer circular needle when sts no longer

TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

comfortably fit.

Light & Lacy

One each size 9 (5.5mm) circular needle,

Rnd 1 Rep rnd 1 of chart A four times around, placing a marker every 3 sts to mark the 4

Double Twist Drop St

sections of the shawl. Work in this way through

Insert RH needle into next st and wrap yarn

rnd 9 of chart A, isolating the center st of each

around BOTH needles, then yo around RH needle

rep by placing a contrasting marker on either

and draw yo through double wraps, allowing

side on last rnd—68 sts (17 sts each section).

both wrapped loops to fall off ends of needles.

Beg first dropped st section

Do not pull tight or adjust tension until next rnd.

Next rnd With Heaven, [work rnd 1 of chart B over

Double Twist Drop Yo

first 2 sts, work rnd 1 of chart C to last 2 sts

Without inserting needle into a stitch, wrap yarn

before section marker, work rnd 1 of chart D over

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STITCH GLOSSARY

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