The Marly Bird Garter Stitch Shawl Knit-along Section 1 is sponsored by Red Heart.
This is the very first KAL I’ve hosted that is based on my own pattern and includes a full set of HD videos of me demonstrating how to do each step of the shawl! You will find the full instructions for SECTION 1 below.
Once the KAL is complete the full pattern will be available at MarlyBird.com.
A SHAWL! Something that is rather simple, uncomplicated and gauge isn’t something that is super important. The project for this KAL is a rather easy shawl but it packs a lot of punch. There are many learning opportunities for me to teach you while you make this garter stitch shawl.
The official start date is March. 30, 2016 – April. 27, 2016. There will be one video released each week along with the pattern instructions for that section. You will find a full schedule at the end of this post with links as they are available.
There is a dedicated Facebook group for this KAL that is monitored by me and several of the WONDERFUL sampler knitters who tested this pattern for me. We are all there to help you with this project. Please join us!
Below you will find the instructions for SECTION 1 of the Marly Bird Garter Stitch Shawl.
THE MATERIALS NEEDED ETA 4-3-16: please note the yarn amounts required for Color C has been changed to 2 balls.
THE GAUGE: 17 sts = 4″ (10 cm); 36 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Garter st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
kfb (Knit into front and back) = Knit next st but do not remove from needle, knit into back loop of same st and remove from needle.
Using 24″ needles and with A, cast on 4.
Row 1 (wrong side): K1, kfb, kfb, k1 – 6 sts.
Row 2: K1, place marker, kfb, place marker, k1, place marker, k2, place marker, k1 – 7 sts.
Place a removable marker to this side of the shawl to signify the right side.
Row 3: K1, slip marker, kfb, kfb, slip marker, k1, slip marker, kfb, kfb, slip marker, k1 –11 sts.
GARTER STITCH SECTION
Row 1 (right side): K1, slip marker, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, slip marker, k1 – 13 sts.
Row 2: Repeat Row 1 – 15 sts.
Row 3: K1, slip marker, kfb, knit to 1 st before marker, kfb, slip marker, k1, slip marker, kfb, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, slip marker, k1 – 19 sts.
Row 4: Repeat Row 1 – 21 sts.
Repeat the last 4 rows 3 more times – 51 sts.
With B repeat Rows 1 and 2 – 55 sts.
With C repeat Rows 3 and 4 once, Rows 1–4 –4 times, then Rows 1 and 2 once – 105 sts.
With B repeat rows 3 and 4 once – 111 sts.
With A repeat rows 1–4 4 times – 151 sts.
With B repeat rows 1 and 2 once – 155 sts.
Finish section 1 and be ready to start section two on April 6, 2016.
Once you finish your section be sure to post pictures to the facebook group as there will be a prize given away from RedHeart.com to one lucky person (who is randomly chosen) that has finished his or her homework during the week of March 30, 2016 – April 5, 2016 @ 11:59pm. Goodluck!
OH, One last thing!
Be sure to use the hashtag #MarlysShawlKAL when you post about it on social media
so we can find what you are saying 🙂
ETA: I will make a paid for PDF available soon but the free pattern will always be available here on the website.
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