Non-Binary 2

Non-binary 2 Asymmetric Scarf/Shawl

This is a shawl I designed and made for my niece, who is non-binary.  I added a tassel to the ‘plain’ end, where I cast on the silver main color.

   

Gauge is not all that important, so long as you make a fluid fabric.  I used a circular 4.5mm needle;  5mm would also work, which is US size 8 (I think).

Main color: one ball Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball in (color) Onyx;  100g = 396 yards

Contrast color:  one ball Carnival, color #1, from Hobbii.com;  100g (3.5oz) = 240m (262 yards)

Here’s the overall structure:

1.   Cast on and knit in stocking stitch, adding one stitch per right side (RS) row until you have 12 stitches, ending on purl row, then turn.

2.   Switch to contrasting yarn, and knit two rows (to make one ridge).

3.   Knit four rows in stocking stitch.

You will repeat these six rows – color ridge with four rows in main color – until you have 45-50 six-row sections. Make sure you make on stitch on the RS, slip one stitch on the WS.

Instructions

First section:

1.   Cast on 3 stitches using your preferred method.

2.   (RS): M1fb, knit 2 (four stitches)

3.   (WS): Slip one purlwise, bring yarn to front, k3

4.   (RS): M1fb, knit 3 (five stitches)

5.   (WS): Slip one purlwise, bring yarn to front, k1, p1, k2

6.   (RS): M1fb, knit 4 (six stitches)

7.   (WS): Slip one purlwise, bring yarn to front, k1, p2, k2

8.   (RS): M1fb, knit 4 (seven stitches)

9.   (WS): Slip one purlwise, bring yarn to front, k1, p3, k2

Continue in pattern until you have 12 stitches on the needle; work one WS row and turn.

Main section:

1.   (RS): Change to color contrast yarn, m1fb, knit to end (13 stitches)

2.   (WS): Slip one purlwise, bring yarn to front, knit to end of row

3.   (RS): Change to main yarn, m1fb, knit to end (14 stitches)

4.   (WS): Slip one purlwise, bring yarn to front, k1, purl to two stitches from end, k2

5.   (RS): M1fb, knit to end (14 stitches)

6.   (WS): Slip one purlwise, bring yarn to front, k1, purl to two stitches from end, k2

Repeat these six rows, carrying in the color contrast yarn up the right side, until you feel the scarf is big enough – I like 45 to 50 color ridges.

Change to the main color, m1fb, then knit to the end of the row, weaving in the end of the contrast color yarn as you go (for about 12 stitches).  Clip end of contrast yarn;  continue to end of the row.

Knit six rows (in pattern) until you have three full ridges in garter stitch, ending on the WS row.

Turn to RS and cast off loosely.  Sew in any ends.  Make a tassel in the contrast yarn, and attach to the cast-on section.  And… you’re done!

Here is the printable .pdf file for Non-Binary 2.

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