Spiral Staircase Shawl Knitting Pattern with Eyelet Detail
This is a pretty simple scarf to knit once you get going. It will suit lots of 4 ply yarns and I knitted this with my 4 ply Supreme Sock, Alpaca, and Prue Merino 4 ply yarns and all were very successful and easy!
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There is a one stitch increase at the end of every row using a very easy decorative stitch that gives you a lovely edge around the centre and encourages the spiral to form.
On the row prior to the row were you cast off your 10 stitches I knitted from the inside curved edge all the way across with a simple K2 tog, YO. This formed the eyelet row which precedes the 10 stitch cast off row.
The cast off step edge is usually done every 16 rows and 10 stitches are cast off at this point.
I modified the pattern rows here to make the steps more even than the original pattern.
Any of my Supreme Sock or Pure Merino 4 ply 100 grams/400 Mt will be perfect for this.
One pair of 4-5 mm needles or one 80 cm circular needle in 4-5 mm. You can be flexible with your needle size to give a more open or a tighter feel and look.
As per your yarn suggests or you preferred tension. I like my scarves a little loose so they have a nice drape. Adjust your needle sizes to match.
Cast on 4 stitches
Knit 1 row.
Row 1 Sl 1, k1, yo, k to end.
Row 2 Sl 1, k to last 2 stitches, yo, k2.
Rows 3-14 Repeat rows 1 and 2 six times,
Row 15 Repeat row 1.
Row 16 Eyelet row. S1, k1, yo, *k2 tog yo* to end. Finishing at the outer edge.
Row 17 Cast off 10 stitches at the beginning of the row, knit to last 2 sts, yo k2.
Repeat these rows until required size.
Final Edging row Sl 1, k1, *k2 tog – repeat from * to alst 2 sts, k2.
K 3 rows, slipping the first stitch purl wise on every row.
Cast off loosely as follows: *k2 tog, return st to left needle* repeat this to the end to for a stretchy cast off row.
Original pattern by LizAnn Petch - Free download from Ravelry.
This version was modified is by Sally Ridgway Designs in Felt & Fibre.
Please remember I am not a pattern designer and have modified this pattern so I can understand it.