Free shipping on UK orders over £40 & International orders over £70 (exclusions apply)


Your Cart is Empty

Sherilyn KAL – Section 4 & binding off

by ysoldateague September 24, 2013

I hope working through Section 3 went better for you than it did for me! I had a few false starts, but that’s what I get for trying to knit when I’m too tired to pay proper attention to the chart. Section 3 doesn’t have the same rhythm that Section 2 has, but you can see the pattern forming in your knitting. Which is what clued me in to the fact I’d messed up. I took some time during the day on the weekend when I was properly rested and got the section finished. In the evening I finished the last 4 rows of the shawl.

Moving from Section 3 to Section 4

The two side panels and the centre stitch are all now one section, the repeat applies to the entire row.  

Visual clues to ensure things are lined up: 

  • The ‘yo, k1, yo’ stacks on top of the ‘yo, decrease, yo’ from row 43 of Section 3.
  • The ‘yo, k1, yo’ will stack on top of the centre stitch.

Binding off

There are several methods you can use for binding off loosely, but remember whichever method you use it’s going to look very loose and  messy until the shawl has been blocked. That messiness — aka looseness — ensures that there is enough give along the edge to block the shawl edge into pretty points. If you bind off too tightly then you could have some difficulty with blocking the edge.

The method I decided to use is knitting two stitches together through the back loop. 

k1, slip st back to left needle, *k2togtbl, sl st back to left needle, rep from * to end.

A couple of other methods for binding off loosely

If you’re interested in learning other methods this is a great resource


Now I need to finish binding off mine so I can take some photos of it blocking. There have been some helpful links on blocking in the Ravelry thread, if you’ve already finished and are waiting for some tips!



Also in Blog

How does ease affect inclusive size ranges?
How does ease affect inclusive size ranges?

by Laura Chau May 21, 2019 0 Comments

Following on from our post about choosing what size to knit, we wanted to elaborate on what ease means and how it interacts with sweater sizes, especially when it comes to designs with an oversized look.
Read More
Suggested Patterns For Gilliatt – An Apology
Suggested Patterns For Gilliatt – An Apology

by Ysolda Ltd Collaborator May 14, 2019 0 Comments

We would like to offer a post that celebrates inclusive patterns (and those designers) for garments that would easily work with Gilliatt and any similar worsted weight yarn.
Read More
Pay what you can pattern pricing
Pay what you can pattern pricing

by Ysolda Teague May 10, 2019 0 Comments

Pricing patterns has always been one of the hardest parts of designing and I’ve often felt like the “standard” price of knitting patterns is both lower than other similar products (eg. indie sewing patterns) and doesn’t really reflect the amount of work that goes into them. At the same time, it’s totally fair to worry that rising pattern prices will price people out.


Read More