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Experiment with Shawl Shaping with a Free Pattern

Many of us shawl knitters are familiar with the top-down triangular shawl shape that begins with a garter stitch tab. It’s the type of shawl that we’re knitting for the Odora KAL; if you wanted to try a different way to start Odora, be sure to read Amy Christoffers’ blog post on how she started her Odora Shawl.

This week’s free pattern is another shawl: Bisbee was designed by Brenda York and features a unique construction. A diamond-shaped piece is knit first, with small eyelet motifs and a bobble-edged flower. Then stitches are picked up along the two top edges of the diamond to form the “wings,” resulting in a V-shaped shawl that sits nicely on the shoulders. Picking up stitches is something that can trip up some knitters, so we’ve got a helpful video on picking up stitches. Download your copy of Bisbee and try out this shawl shape, or head to our Berroco PDF store to experiment with more unusual shawl shapes.

Single Pattern PDF
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Bisbee, free pattern

The center diamond is worked from the bottom up with a chart, then stitches are picked up to form the right and left sides of the shawl.

Knit in Berroco Maya®
Skill level: Intermediate
PDF Pattern Instructions

Berroco Maya®

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Happy Knitting,
Amy Palmer, Media Director

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