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by Kathleen Cubley April 12, 2017 1 min read

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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.

Kathleen Cubley
Kathleen Cubley

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April 19, 2017

I am a spinner, so I am most interested in your fiber, I love to knit and crochet so yarn would be super fun. I love free things and would be a customer for life. thank you for all you have to offer. Great opportunities.

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