Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fiesta La Boheme Easy One-Skein Shawl

One Skein Shawl Free Knitting Pattern
This triangle shawl is one of my favorite projects to make.
I love that you start out with three stitches and just keep increasing until it is time to bind off. It's a "no think" knitting project that's perfect for knitting on the go, watching tv, or when you want a mindless project that provides beautiful results.
This one features just one skein of Fiesta La Boheme yarn. As you can see, the simple design allows the gorgeous hand dyed yarn to shine.

You will need:
Note: This pattern is worked entirely in garter stitch (knit every row)
  1. Cast on 3 stitches
  2. Increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every row until there are approximately 50 stitches on the needle
  3. When you reach 50 stitches on the needle, increase 1 stitch at the BEGINNING and END of every row until only a few yards of yarn remain.
  4. Bind off VERY loosely.
More info on this shawl!
Watch a how-to video! We had a lot of comments and questions today about the construction of the La Boheme shawl, so I have added a video to explain how it's made.



Hi, it's Nancy Queen again from NobleKnits.com. I'm here to talk to you today about a one-ball triangle scarf (shawl) that we just posted as a free pattern on our website. I'm wearing the shawl now. It uses one-skein of Fiesta hand dyed La Boheme yarn. We've had a couple of inquiries about how it's made and it's really one of my favorite patterns because it is so simple and easy to do. So you just start out with 3 stitches at the bottom point of  the shawl. You'll be up on a size US 17 needle. Then, what you do is you is in all garter stitch - knitting every row - you're going to just increase at the beginning of every row. You can do a "make one" increase or a "knit in front and back" increase. I usually do a knit in front and back increase on this shawl. I find it a lot easier and faster and it's not really going to effect the way this it looks. So, you'll increase at the beginning of every row until you have 50 stitches on your needle. Then you are going to create these long tails off of the triangle, so you are going to increase at the beginning and end of every row. When you have approximately five yards of yarn remaining on the ball, you'll bind off. Be sure to bind off as loose as you possibly can. You might even want to go up to a US 19 or 35 needle to bind off. It almost looks like you are making a mistake because it is so loose, but that is what gives this shawl it's shape. It makes the shawl points so long. Here I'm folding it in half and you can see how long the finished edge is. The result is a really nice large triangle shawl.

29 comments:

  1. Anonymous5/30/2012

    Is this a misprint in the pattern? shouldn't it be decrease after 50 stitches?
    thanks, Deba

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    1. Hi Deba,
      Please check out the how-to video we added to this post. It explains the overall construction of the shawl.

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  2. Anonymous5/30/2012

    If you start decreasing the shape would become a diamond

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    1. Anonymous5/30/2012

      Shouldn't it be narrow at each end, like a shawl?

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    2. Please check out the how-to video we added to this post, it explains a lot more on the shawl's construction.

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  3. Anonymous5/30/2012

    It's a triangle. Pattern is correct.

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  4. Anonymous5/30/2012

    what is the yardage in this ball of yarn?

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    1. There are 165 yards on a skein of Fiesta La Boheme Yarn: http://www.nobleknits.com/products/Fiesta-Yarns-La-Boheme-Yarn.html

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  5. Anonymous5/30/2012

    Do you make one or knit front and back for the increases?

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    1. Yes, I do a knit in front and back increase for this pattern.

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  6. Anonymous5/31/2012

    Love this..and want to make it! Thanks!

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  7. Anonymous5/31/2012

    Love this! Being unemployed the yarn is very expensive for me. I have RED HEART SHIMMER (#4 MEDIUM, WORSTED, 280 YARDS, USING #13 NEEDLES).

    Would this pattern work for this yarn?

    Thank you and you do such pretty work.

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    1. Anonymous10/21/2013

      This pattern was previously published using 1 ball Prism Wild Stuff or Cool Stuff Yarn, BUT suggested US15 needles. I knitted mine with 2 balls Paton Divine, a similar mohair mix yarn, but #5 bulky wt,142yds. The #15 needles did not give the long/open stitches as shown. I tried #17 and still didn't get the long/open look. Had to use circular needles because shawl would not fit on str needles. Size was 28"L x 71"W. Still love it. Very easy too. Hope this helps.

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  8. Anonymous6/02/2012

    Love the colors in Orchid, I see your out of it. Do you have another yarn with simular colors to do the shawl? Thank you, Bev

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  9. Frances Keefe6/18/2012

    Wow...almost ALL of the colors are now sold out on your website! If I want to make this shawl, but have to purchase the yarn elsewhere, can I still download the pattern for free? Or, when do you expect to have more of the yarn in stock? Thanks. Frances

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    1. Hi Frances,

      We reordered all of the colors and they should be arriving later this week!

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  10. Anonymous6/28/2012

    What are the dimensions of your shawl--from tip to top and across the top?
    Also, how many stitches did you have at bind-off?

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  11. NanskiLtd@AOL.com7/22/2012

    I'm a newbie, and just made this. Don't know if it's the wool I substituted, but am uncomfortable with the elongated point in the back. Do you think it would help for me to increase on both sides right from the beginning? Regards, Nancy

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  12. Miss Pat9/28/2012

    I made this shawl and everyone loves it. However, I kept 5 yards of yarn for cast-off as I got close to the end of the ball of yarn. Using a #19 needle, I was about 8 stitches short. I did a reverse cast-off and no one knows but me about those last 8 stitches. Next shawl I will simply reserve a bit more yarn. I love the pattern and it is quickly knit. Easy evening project.
    I wear it over shirts, tops, etc. as a tiny wrap against the early fall breezes.

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  13. I am a fairly experienced shawl/scarf knitter. I reviewed the pattern several times and viewed the video above/attached. Please clarify:
    - initially I am 'making one' only at the beginning of each row
    - after fifty stitches I am increasing at the beginning AND the end of the same row
    - about how many stitches should I have on the needle before I begin to bind off

    Thanks so much for the support, I hope to make this for my sisters as presents.

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  14. Anonymous12/15/2012

    I am knitting this shawl right now, and I would like to know also how many stitches there are when you BO.

    I'm knitting with a ball of 100 grams, 500 meters.
    I don't know about 'oz' and 'yards'.

    A pity that there are no answers, to the questions!
    Sorry for my english, I'm Dutch.

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  15. I made this about 6 months ago with similar yarn. I had to "eyeball" it because I couldn't tell how long it was going to turn out since it was scrunched up on the needles all the time.
    Although, I changed it a bit because I didn't want the pointy bottom. I started out with about 30 stitches and increased on each side from the start. It came out nicely and I had a lot of compliments on it. Good thing I was using my longer Spanish needles, because it was pretty long, and the yarn was thin enough to scrunch up.
    I am now knitting one for one of my sisters, but with a chenille yarn. So, it is coming out very thick and soft (she wanted something for the really cold weather). It's going to be too long for the needles, so I transferred it to a circular set to accommodate the length until I can make my own that will be about 20-22" long. :)

    Ann

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  16. Anonymous7/11/2013

    I love maki.g shawls I just want to know at the ends they tend to cueve how can I make them go straight
    Sincerely Suan

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  17. I love this, but the color shown does not seem to be available :(

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  18. Has the color stated in the pattern materials been discontinued? I searched all the colors for this yarn on your site and can find no orchid or even a hank that seems to have the same colors in it.

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  19. LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing, I'm going to start my second one!!! :)

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  20. I'm knitting this shawl right now. So far is coming out really nice. I'm using US19 straight needles but I is not fitting anymore. I'm transfering it to circular needles. What lenght should I get for this shawl 24inc, 32inc, 40inc. Please help! I love it and is Very easy too! Thanks!!

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  21. Anonymous6/28/2014

    Confused about yardage for this shawl. Isn't 165 yards a very small amount of yarn for the project, especially when large needles are being used? The label on the yarn actually calls for a size 9 needle but this project uses size 17. How long and how wide will the finished shawl be? Please clarify. I understand the knitting instructions but don't want to be in the middle of making it only to realize that I do not have enough yarn. Thank you.

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  22. I love this shawl - it's beautiful! Can you please tell me the color of the yarn you used in the sample/video? Is it the one called Madrid?
    Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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