Thursday, June 4, 2009

De Rigueur

I needed something to wear over my sleevless dress for graduation. Here it is and the pattern as well...

De Rigueur (Summer Shawl)

Download a PDF of De Rigueur.

Level of Experience: Beginner

Finished Measurements: 18” high x 5’ long

Valley Yarns Goshen (92 yds/ 84 m; 50 grams/1.76 ounces; 48% Peruvian Cotton, 46% Modal (rayon), 6% Silk) 3 balls.

Suggested Needles:
One 40” circular needle size US15/ 10 mm or size needed to obtain correct gauge. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Note: While gauge is not critical to this pattern, it is necessary to get the correct fabric quality to ensure proper drape of the finished shawl.

Gauge: 10 sts and 16 rows = 4”/10 cm.

Special Abbreviations:
K2tog: Knit two stitches together
Yo: yarn over
Kbf: Knit through the back then front of the next st.
Kfb: Knit through the front then back of the next st.

Loosly cast on 50 sts.
Set up row (RS): K2tog, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (49 sts).
Row 1 and all WS rows: K1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 2 and all RS rows: K1, kbf, yo, knit to last two stitches, kfb, yo, k1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until almost all yarn is used up or desired size is reached, ending with a WS row. Loosely cast of all sts.

**If a larger shawl is desired, use more yarn and continue in pattern to desired length.


  1. a very lovely shawl to wear to Christina's graduation. Please give my "congrats" to Christina. Hope you all enjoy the festivities!

  2. Love the shawl. I don't think the pattern is written correctly. Only having 2 yo's every other row isn't giving me the same look as yours or am I missing something?

  3. The pattern is correct. Several people have made the shawl following these instructions. I'm not sure what your doing differently.


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