'Beloved' is a crescent shawl worked in two skeins of Knit By Numbers which is a soft merino spun in Devon (not all that far from where I live actually). The shawl starts with a very attractive cast on/increase row (more details on that further down). A stocking stitch section is worked while you get used to the shaping. Then it flows into a wide lace section and a scalloped edging.
As you can see from these photos 'Beloved' can be worn as a scarf or as a shawl. The yarn is DK so it knits up fast on 4.5mm and 5mm needles. This will be a great accessory this winter. 'Beloved' is available as a kit from Sitting Knitting. The kit includes the pattern and 2 skeins of Knit by Numbers in a choice of colours. For those who can't get to the shop, Rachel is also offering this kit by mail order with free postage. Contact Rachel through her Facebook page to order.
This is what your stitches look like after casting on. You then pull one needle out and get ready to work row 1. Normally with a long tail cast on the first row is a wrong side row (so it would be row 2 of your pattern) but on this occasion we'll treat row 1 as a right side row.
On row 1 (knit one, yarn over (yarn forward), knit one) into each stitch. This means you're doing a double increase on each stitch and you'll end up with three times as many stitches as you cast on. Here's what it looks like after row 1.
and with a lace pattern:
You can favourite 'Beloved' on Ravelry and link up your projects and order the kit from Sitting Knitting. All you have to do is choose a colour. The pattern is not available separately.
I'd like to congratulate Rachel and Sitting Knitting on their first anniversary. I'll be back at Sitting Knitting in November to teach my Selbu mittens class.