No cooking skills needed. A good omelet is notoriously
difficult to make. It should be light and fluffy
and requires years of culinary school, special equipment, and
at least six hands to achieve.
This Omelet, however, only requires that
yummy lace weight yarn that you’ve been drooling over.
You know the one. It’s been calling your name and whispering
promises of a cozy shawl for a while now. An
Omelet shawl will add fiber to your diet as
well as feed your lace cravings. Light,
but warm, it is great for chilly spring days
or arctic summer air conditioning. Adjustable
in size, it can feed nearly any appetite. An
Omelet can be made with a few simple ingredients
(silk/wool) or with a delicious blend of many
is a half circle shawl with a garter stitch
border that is knit from center back to the
bottom edge. Yarnovers at each end and between
panels are used to form the shape. Increases
are worked every four rows on right side only.
At end of last row, turn work 90 degrees clockwise and pick
up and k 7 sts along one long edge of work – this will
be 1 st in each garter st ridge along edge. Remove waste yarn
from CO edge, placing resulting 3 live sts on left needle; k
these sts. 13 sts.
Next Row [WS]: K3, p7, k3.
Establish Chart Pattern: Set-up Row [RS]: K3, place marker, *work
Row 1 of Chart A, place marker, k1, place marker; repeat from
* twice more, work Row 1 of Chart A, place marker, k3. 21 sts.
Next Row (Row 2 of Chart A)
p to last 3 sts, k3.
Eight markers have been placed. These
markers divide the shawl into four sections, each section separated
from the next by a single knit stitch. First and last 3 sts are
worked in garter st.
When working from charts as instructed below, work as follows: RS rows: K3, slip marker, [work chart row, slip marker, k1,
slip marker] three times, work chart row, slip marker, k3. WS rows: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Work Rows 3-36 of Chart A. 85 sts.
Work Rows 1-20 of Chart B four times, then work Rows 1-10 once
more. 269 sts.
Note: To increase or decrease size of
shawl, work more or fewer repeats of Chart B. Be sure to work
Rows 1-20 an even number of times before working Rows 1-10 once
Work Rows 1-10 of Chart C. 285 sts.
Work Rows 1-20 of Chart D. 325 sts.
Work Rows 1-34 of Chart E. 397 sts. BO Row [RS]: K2tog, *sl st from right
needle to left needle, k2tog tbl; repeat from * until all sts
have been bound off.
Weave in ends and block, pinning out points along BO edge.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Joyce Fassbender is a PhD student in Biology in New York City.
She was sad to discover that the beetles
she studies don’t
have any fiber to spin. When she’s not obsessing over
bugs, she’s obsessing over shawls.
Her musings and
brain droppings can be found on her
can find more of her designs under HaciMade
Knits on Ravelry.