Body and Soul, a comfortable, voluminous and soft triangular shawl, made in 100% silk and hand-dyed superwash merino and silk; just pure heaven to touch and to wear.
Body and Soul can be dressed up for twilight; just a little something to throw over when the darkness descends and the air becomes chilly, or to wear mooching about your home over your pyjamas.
Uncomplicated and effortless to make. Simple repeated motifs create honeycomb pockets and bobbles, all framed within lots of ‘knit one row, purl one row’ ripples. Both edges finished off with a border of bobbles.
YOU WILL NEED
2 x 100g Ain’t Misbehaving (SILK), 400m/100g, 100% Grade A Mulberry Silk
x 100g Warm Merry O (WMO) - hand-dyed,311m/100g, 50% superwash merino, 50% silk
NEEDLES: 4mm80cm circular needle + 4.5mm 80cm circular needle, (both worked forwards and backwards), sewing-up needle
20sts and 24rows to 10cm over stocking stitch on 4mm needles. Go up or down a needle size to obtain correct tension.
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | RS/WS: right-side/wrong-side sl1kw/pw - sl2kw/pw: slip one or slip two sts knitwise (with yarn to back of work) or purlwise (with yarn to front of work) kfb: k into front and back of loop/st to create two sts out of one (increase) k2tog / p2tog: k two sts / p two sts together to create one st (decrease) p5tog: p five sts together to create one st (decrease) KP5 – (k, p, k, p, k all into one st) – make 5sts out of one st Kw / pw: knitwise (with yarn at back of work), purlwise (with yarn at front of work) yo: yarn over - starting at front of work pass yarn over needle to back. If st before yo was a knit st, first bring yarn to front underneath needle. When you reach this yo on next round work as directed. This should create a hole.
PATTERN NOTE – for cast-off 8sts, please note last stitch of the 8sts should be purled to follow pattern sequence.