Shawl Finished width at beginning (total) 20.5″ / 52.1 cm
3.5 sts/1″ or 2.54 cm and 3.75 rows/1″ or 2.54 cm
US size 6[4mm] needles OR size to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, extra needles for flexible long-tail CO. Optional for Narrow Belon: 117 or desired number of beads, sewing thread, needle suitable for beads. Beads for the Belon Shawl would be 135.
Milky Way from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 80% Milk Protein, 20% Superwash Merino, 500 yds (457 m). WPI 19
Belon Shawl in Seaside using approximately 100g / 439 yds (401 m)
Belon Shawl & Narrow Belon Shawl
Belon Shawl & Narrow Belon Shawl
Belon shawl is a very wearable, yet sophisticated shawl that is the result of a fairly simple garter and eyelet pattern. Add in German short rows to vary size and shape of individual Oyster Shells and the result is an Oyster Shell shaped shawl.
Belon always gets compliments because of the unique fit and surface interest. Noone needs to know that it is also a pleasure to create. All you need is yarn in your preferred color.
The Narrow Belon shawl gives all the knitting pleasure with a little less shape and a lot fewer stitches! Be sure to block either Belon to achieve maximum effect.
The delicate strength of either Belon shawl will capture attention, whether you’re buying groceries or strolling along the Champs-Élysées!
Belon Shawl & Narrow Belon Shawl — What’s in There
The pattern includes both written instructions and Action charts for each section of both versions of Belon; there is a Road Map of each Belon version to help you see how the short rows and Oyster Shell shaping work to achieve the overall unique shaping.
The upload was too larger as a single document. I’ve put the first 8 pages, for easy reference, into each part of the pdf. There are a total of three documents to download, including the larger version document.
The pattern is a total of 35 pages — but much of it is taken up in Action charts for the various Sections which create the unique shaping. Once you get the rhythm of the Oyster shell stitch pattern, it is quite easy knitting. Focused attention is only needed while working short rows and decreases.
Everything you need is included in the pattern, or linked to any outside sources. Get my descriptions of
- German short rows
- flexible long-tail cast on
- JSSBO / Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off
- k3tog (with k1-GSR)
- to knot each bead
- Action Chart
- Using Written Pattern Table Instructions
- Waste Yarn in Place of Stitch Holders
I added beads to the edge of the Narrow Belon shawl for just a touch of sparkle, and a tiny bit of added weight. Full instructions for beading are included and it can be done on either shawl–or not at all!
Yarn Used in Belon Shawl & Narrow Belon Shawl
Made using Anzula Luxury Fibers Milky Way, you get all of this with a surprisingly small amount of yarn. The large Belon shawl uses 100g (you can just squeak it out of one skein) and the Narrow Belon shawl uses less than 50g.
Shawl in Seaside using approximately 100g / 439 yds (401 m)
Narrow Shawl in Petunia using approximately 46g / 202 yds (185 m)
Outside North America?
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