I knit the Beacon Shawl a couple years ago, and I love it! I wear it all the time, and it goes with just about everything, since I have a slim color variety in my wardrobe—mainly versions of gray and solid colors.
This is a garter-stitch shawl knit sideways in three sections, the main body, or middle section, the color border, and the edging.
It's a fast knit, with the finished project measuring about 46" wide x 15" tall.
The Beacon Shawl originally appeared in the 2015 issue of Knitscene Accessories. When I worked at Interweave, we kitted this up and it sold out almost immediately! I missed out on the kit, so I came up with my own yarn combo.
I used Madelinetosh Merino Light and Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails for the body. I was planning on using an orange for part of the border, but I thought I didn't like it. Now I wish I would have used it! It's the Neon Peach colorway, and you can see it in my process photos, below.
One of the cool things about this shawl is that the borders are knit on, so there's no seaming! Here's how that works:
This is how the ssk is worked to connect the border to the body.
The Beacon Shawl is a fast, fun to knit, and totally wearable project. I hope you'll try it!
P.S. The swatching instructions for this shawl mistakenly say to work 40 rows in stockinette stitch when it should say in garter stitch.
Many of us knit garments and accessories, but not home decor pieces. Kelley is working on her Cable Channel Knit-Along project, which is a pillow cover, and it got me thinking about all of the cool projects you can knit to bring your love of fiber into your home. Get your knit decor on with six of my favorite patterns from Alpaca Direct!
Kelley shows you how to knit the Left Twist. This is a nice complementary stitch to regular cabling, plus you can add these twists without the extra work of using a cable needle. This stitch looks good as a border on the edge of regular cables.
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