Off the Hook Shawl by Xandy Peters

Off the Hook Shawl

January 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in faux-crochet lattice stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
630 - 890 yards (576 - 814 m)
76 x 20" (92 x 24") / 193 x 51 (233 x 60) cm triangle.
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The whole idea behind this shawl is that it has the look of a granny square or crocheted shawl, but you don’t have to learn how to crochet to make it.

Is it Really Knit?
Yes, no hooks were used to make this project. For those of us who love the look of a classic granny square but prefer to knit, this is the way to go. Using a combination of slipped stitches, increases, and decreases, an effect similar to the look of crochet can be achieved, no hook required.
For some video tutorials on the basic elements of this technique, check out this youtube playlist.

Experiment with color effects by using different types of yarn. Solids show the stitches nicely, but a variegated or speckle yarn can give you a more complex look.

Finished Size: 76 x 20” (92 x 24”) / 193 x 51 (233 x 60) cm triangle.

Yarn: MollyGirl Yarn Rock Star DK, 260 yards (238m) per 100g.
1 x 100g skein, shown in Teenage Dream.
3 (5) x 50g skeins, shown in Pour Some Sugar on Me, Lollypop, and Alive for the First Time.

Needles: Size 7 (4mm) 60” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 22 sts x 8 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in lattice pattern.

Other Materials: Tapestry needle, pins, blocking surface, steamer.