What is your Spring knitting project? Mine is usually some kind of a light shawl which I can then wear throughout the season.
The Zigzag Path Shawl from my latest Fresh Inspiration Knitting Vol. 2 is a modern and timeless knitting design, something you always want to keep in your handbag. An asymmetrical distribution of the zigzag bobble motif is combined with a simple finish. If you are looking for a perfect travel-knitting project, something you can relax with and become absorbed in knitting wherever you are, this is the perfect knitting pattern for you!
This comfy and luxurious shawl knitting pattern is inspired by the freeness you feel when you come out of a leafy, shaded tunnel into the open sunlight again.
The dainty, bobble zigzag lace motifs gradually move away from each other towards the end of the shawl. So when you wrap the shawl, one side looks different from the other.
Zigzag Path Shawl – Shawl with Seamless Edging
This shawl is knitted with Jamieson’s of Shetland Ultra yarn (lace weight; 50% lambswool, 50% Shetland wool, spun on the Shetland Isles; 194m [212yds] per 25g ball). I have used the same yarn for Teardrop Shawl.
It is one of my very favourite yarns to knit into shawls, because it creates a very warm shawl that’s also soft and light, because of the 50% lamb’s wool in the yarn.
It is so enjoyable to knit every single stitch with it – you will never be bored. Jamieson’s have recently introduced several brand new, beautifully bright colours, so I highly recommend you take a look at them!
The edging of the shawl is knitted seamlessly. It’s casted on provisionally and the main part is knitted first. Then the top and bottom stitches are worked together with the edge motif, so there is no sewing involved.
Try knitting with different colours or even with a completely different yarn – such as kidsilk mohair. Rowan has lots of great Kidshilk Mohair range but if you are looking for yarns from British independent companies, there are beautiful ranges from Bessie May and Fyberspates.
You could also add tassels at the end of the shawl. Or even better, make the bobbles with a contrasting yarn colours to emphasise the diverging zigzag patterns
Size: 50cm x 145cm
Yarn: Jamieson’s of Shetland Ultra (lace weight; 50% lambswool, 50% Shetland wool, spun on the Shetland Isles; 194m [212yds] per 25g ball)
6 x 25g ball in Titanic (171)
Tension: 24 sts and 34 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch using 3.25mm needles when blocked. Please adjust needle sizes to obtain correct tension if necessary.
Needles & Accessories: 1 set of 3.25mm (UK10/US 3) circular (cir) needles (80-100cm length) | Yarn needle to weave in ends | 6 x markers (m)