Sep 142012


“Folderol” means foolish nonsense, but this worsted crescent shawl is no trifle; the cozy wrap is made extra thick and warm with triple folds, curved gently with short rows, and finished neatly with applied I-cord. Knit from the bottom up and given texture and shape with tucks and decreases, Folderol is completely reversible and absolutely worthy.

Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, tucks/picking up stitches, short rows, decreasing, cable & provisional CO, applied I-cord.
Size: one size, 58” from end to end, and 10” deep.
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% Merino) 210 yards/100g; 3 skeins shown in Tuareg. The sample used approximately 525 yards.
Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 47” circular needle; US 7 (4.5mm) 47” circular needle for picking up stitches; Stitch markers (2) optional, to mark SR turning points; Smooth scrap yarn for provisional CO and marking Tuck row; Yarn needle.
Gauge: 14 st and 24 rows/4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle. Gauge is not critical for this project, however a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished shawl, and different yardage requirements.

Folderol back Folderol tuck closeup Folderol in Knit Edge Issue 1

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Folderol was originally published in Issue One of Knit Edge Magazine, the new digital magazine from Cooperative Press, that goes beyond patterns to explore the art behind our craft. Of course there are not only fabulous designs, but also informative articles and opinion pieces. Issue One is available to download, or you can subscribe to the magazine for even more yarny goodness.


  One Response to “Folderol”

  1. It always amazes me what we can do with two sticks and a piece of string. Lovely and unique!