It’s been ages since I self-published a pattern, so I’m especially pleased to present the Sackville Shawl! This generously sized (80″ wingspan) worsted weight shawl works up fast from the neck down, with an all-over lace pattern and garter stitch border. Buy, fave and queue Sackville Shawl on Ravelry!
Sackville features yarn from my friend Megan, who used to run Lettuce Knit! She’s moved out to the east coast and has been dyeing up a storm. Sackville uses her worsted weight yarn, in the awesome colourway “sea glass”. I didn’t pay much attention to the order of my 3 skeins, but it worked out so that there’s more pink bits towards the bottom of the shawl for a subtle gradient.
Sackville is knit from the top down, beginning with an interesting Disappearing Loop cast-on instead of a garter tab. It’s similar to an adjustable loop in crochet, and I’ve also seen a similar one called the “pinhole cast on” (which has an extra step or two). In the Sackville pattern I’ve included a photo tutorial to help get you started.
Sackville Shawl is presented as both charted and row-by-row written directions. The lace pattern stitches don’t quite stack on top of each other; instead, they’re a little offset at the beginning of each repeat, so the lattice is a little wonky! I quite like that. Increases at the edges on both sides result in a nice wide shawl that’s easy to wrap around, and the stockinette rolled edge along the top makes for a tidy finish that’s still easy to stretch out for blocking.
Once you’ve completed the lace patterns a few times, the border is very easy – just a few rows of garter stitch then a pretty picot bind-off. It should be simple to resize this shawl for different weights of yarn and different amounts – you can pretty much finish after any lace repeat (although you may have to rejig the picot spacing on the bind off if you have a different number of total stitches).