Saturday, July 27, 2013

Stash Buster Shawl/Lapghan

I wanted to make 2 shawls using some of my stash and came up with this for the second shawl.

This can be used as a shawl or a lapghan. I chose all the Orange and yellows I had and created a pattern for this project myself.
Fold it in half and use it as a stole, fold it so it is a sort of triangle and use it as traditional shawl or use it as an afghan for your lap.
 Now please remember I do nor crochet and this was my first attempt at Picot edging it adds that finishing touch and looks pretty and feminine.

This is a close up of the pattern so you can see the garter ridges.

Here is what I used:

DK yarn I used 2 different shades of Orange and two different shades of yellow

7mm needles I used straight needles

 CO 127 stitches using Light Orange ( or colour of your choice)

Begin with knitting 4 rows
Still using the same yarn continue as follows
K1 P1 across the row ending with K1
Repeat this row.
Change to Bright Orange but DO NOT CUT OFF the Light orange yarn
Knit across the row
Repeat this row

Now using the Light orange yarn K1 P1 across the row repeat this   row
Change to the Bright Orange and Knit 2 rows

Keep changing the colours until you have 6 ridges of Garter stitch in total ending with a Bright orange knit row
Change to Light Yellow and cut off the Light Orange yarn and K1 P1 across the row for 2 rows
Change to Bright Yellow and cut off Bright Orange yarn and Knit 2 rows
Continue changing the colours until you have 6 ridges of garter stitch and then swap back to the Light and Bright Orange yarn

Keep going until it is a large as you want and end with 4 rows of garter stitch and Bind off

What you are doing is creating a Seed stitch pattern with Garter ridges.

2 Rows Seed stitch
2 Rows Garter stitch

This can be done using one colour or as I did with four different colours or as many as you like.

I used a Picot Crochet edging to give it a soft feminine look I have added a video of how to do the edging.

Picot Crochet Edging

I wanted it to be multi- functional so that it will provide comfort for any one.
This will be given to the Hospital Cancer unit along with my other Stash Buster Shawl and the Teddy in the Bag.


  1. I love those colours and the crochet edging is perfect.

  2. It's lovely Paula! don't forget to link up.:)