Akimbo is a triangular shawl, starting at the neck edge with easy garter stitch and finishing with a graphic chevron pattern. The chevron section creates a scalloped border with crisp edges while a contrasting color adds a burst of visual interest. Written row by row instructions are provided in this pattern as well as a chart for the chevron colorwork section.
Finished Measurements: 18″ / 46cm from cast on, along center stitch, to bind off. 50″ / 127cm wingspan, along edge stitches. Measurements taken after blocking.
Yardage Requirements MC - about 275 yds, CC - about 160 yds
Needles US 4/3.5mm 32″ circular
Notions 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge 22 sts = 4″/10cm in garter stitch
Pattern Notes A different size can easily be achieved by choosing another yarn weight and/or needle size. The edges of this shawl tend to be tight, especially in Section 2 – Chevron. Maintain loose tension on the first stitch of each row so that the edges are flexible enough to stretch and block properly.
This pattern was originally designed in Fleece Artist Nova Wool but any fingering or sock weight yarn will work.