Shawl Shaping 101: Top-Down Semi-Circle

Top-Down Semi-Circle

Use these formulas to plug and play your desired stitch patterns into any shawl shape with ease! These are also an awesome jump-off point for budding designers who wish to take the plunge into shawl design. Knowing how to shape it will make it that much easier to achieve your goals!

This top-down semi-circle shawl follows the same principles as the center-out circular shawl but is worked flat in rows.


Shawl shaping rule

 8 increases every fourth row, or 4 increases every other row


Glossary

  • Inc: Increased. My sample uses yarn over for the increase, but you may choose to use whichever one stitch increase you prefer for this shawl.
  • K: Knit.
  • St/Sts: Stitch/Stitches.

Directions

Work a garter tab. (9 stitches on needle)

Increase row: K3, *inc, k1; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2. (4 sts inc.)

Work 1 row, no increases.

Increase row: K3, *inc, k2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2. (4 sts inc.)

Work 1 row, no increases.

Increase row: K3, *inc, k3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2. (4 sts inc.)

Work 1 row, no increases.

Increase row: K3, *inc, k4; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2. (4 sts inc.)

Work 1 row.

Continue as established, working one more stitch in between increases every other row. Work until the desired diameter has been obtained. Work a stretchy bind-off so you can block any lace into shape.


Have you made a shawl using one of these formulas? I’d love to see it! Tag @rhyflowerknits on Instagram and Facebook and use the hashtag #rhyflowershawls

 

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