Shawl Geometry: Wedge Circles

A truly valuable knitting series if you are a fan of knitted shawls!

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This is the second post (out of 15) in a series about different shawl shapes and how to knit them.
The introduction post, which lays out the game plan can be found… thisaway.


The Wedge Circle

There are various ways to create a circular shawl. The first way is to evenly increasing 8 stitches every other round to form wedges.

Circle Wedges Cent out

CO 8sts. Join in round, being careful not to twist.
R1: [k1, yo, pm] 8x.
R2: Knit around.
R3: [k to marker, yo, sm] 8x.
R4: Knit around.
Rep R3&4.
This shaping actually creates an octagon, which you then block into a circle.


To make the swirl curl in the opposite direction simply [yo, k to marker] every other round, rather then [k to marker, yo].

To work a circular shawl made up of wedges from the hem to center, use the same concept and similar formulas as working…

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