This lightweight asymmetrical shawl pattern is deceptively easy, there are no complicated lace stitches involved, it’s all just knit and purl stitches with the occasional drop stitch which is done on purpose to create the wavy shaping.
Upstream is designed to showcase a sock blank gradient or pretty skein of 4 ply sock yarn. I would recommend using a yarn that has a range of similar colours, as the drop stitch pattern could get lost in a busy yarn.
Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, dropped stitches, increases
Sizes – One size
Measurements – The finished blocked item measures 74” (188 cm) wingspan and 18” (46cm) depth
3.5 oz / 100g, 464yd / 425m 4 ply or fingering weight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern pictures is Under the Olive Tree sock blank gradient, 75% merino / 25% nylon, in the Aquamarine Colourway (1 sock blank or 1 skein)
US size 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needle
1 tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.
Gauge - 22 stitches and 33 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
The pattern has written and charted instructions and has been professionally tech edited and test knit. There are links to video tutorials provided in the pattern for various stitches and techniques used to make the shawl.
You can view other examples of this pattern over on Ravelry. Click >>here<< to see pictures from other knitters who have made this shawl.