This project was entitled A Wink and a Whisper because of the flirtatious, playful nature of the wrap. It is easy to imagine reaching for this as your go-to shawl for date night or meeting friends for an evening on the town. The ruffle is eye-catching and makes this piece a joyful accessory. The staggered eyelets are fun to knit and bring additional visual interest to the wrap.
This project begins by casting on the ruffle edge and working this feature first. These stitches are decreased and the body of the shawl is created using short-rows. Pretty eyelets are worked into the design using double yarn overs.
I made my sample for this shawl using Evil Little Goats’ newest fingering weight yarn, Roots, which is 100% Rambouillet wool, superfine / 21+ microns and is both climate beneficial and Fibershed certified. Which is a long-winded way of saying it is unbelievably soft, but also has enough oomph that it is perfect for the design features I chose for the shawl. It allows the ruffle to stand on its own and lets the eyelets to really pop! I loved working with this yarn and highly recommend it for this design!
Please note that this yarn is not required to make this beautiful wrap. Choose skeins that speak to you and will bring joy when you are knitting - and wearing! - the wrap! I've made three variations of this pattern and included photos of each for you to see.
(MC) 100 g of Evil Little Goat Roots fingering for the body of the shawl
(CC) 50 g of Evil Little Goat Roots fingering for the ruffle
Gauge Before Blocking:
Gauge is not required for this piece, but discrepancies could affect yardage required and final size.
This shawl is crescent shaped.
54” wide x 17” at its deepest
47” US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles
F/6 – 4.0 mm crochet hook
Blocking mat and pins
Spray bottle for blocking