Gorgette Shawl

Gorgette Shawl - Klever Knits Designs

The Gorgette Shawl


The Design

The Gorgette Shawl pretty much designed itself. I wanted to learn the construction basics of a crescent shawl and I learn best by doing, so I went for it. I followed the standard increase instructions - increasing 2 stitches every row (RS & WS) to create the shape. I decided to do this in stockinette stitch for two reasons:

  1. Clearly see which side was the right side vs. wrong side so that I would know which type of increase to work.

  2. Allow this beautiful hand-painted yarn to shine

The edging took a lot of swatching before I settled on the one you see in the final design. I wish I had taken a photo of all these mini swatches, you would have been impressed. I decided to go with a 6-row repeat with 4-6 stitches (depends on which row you are on) so that I could maximize the amount of yarn I had in stash (1090 yards max). By having the edging in garter stitch, I was able to create a nice visual separation between shawl body and shawl edging.

Since I learned so much from this design, I thought it would be helpful to create some additional posts with tips & tricks to follow along with as you knit Gorgette. Stay tuned for instructions on the garter tab cast on, increasing, and blocking!

Iā€™d love to know what yarn you would pull from stash for your own version of Gorgette. Share in the comments below, and follow on Instagram with #gorgetteshawlkkd