I am not a big knitter. I enjoy knitting, or at least have started enjoying knitting again a year or so ago after not knitting since I was in the 6th grade. Regardless….I decided after all the hats I knitted for DS’s school last year, and the ones I have started for this year, I saw this really lovely yarn in the store the other day, and decided I wanted something just for me. I’ll wait while you recover. 🙂
I thought I would enjoy a shrug/shawl/wrap type of thing…just something to grab and wear to the bus stop, the mailbox, or just for around. Something light, but warmish, and comfortable. After looking at about a million different things, I decided on a simple basketweave pattern. Finished it tonight, and thought I would share. 🙂 This would also make a great scarf (done more narrow of course) if you are looking for an easy relatively quick pattern.
Size 11 needles
1 skein Bernat worsted (I used an ombre….green tea or something.) Which is on sale at AC moore this week by the way!
Multiples of 10 +4.
*First 2 and Last 2 stitches will be knit on EVERY row
Cast on 64 stitches.
K first row.
FIRST 5 ROWS:
K5, P5, repeat across ending with P5
SECOND 5 ROWS:
P5, K5, repeat across ending with K5
Repeat first 5 and second 5 rows until it’s as long as you want.
The Finished product:
Close up of the color & texture: