My Beacon Knit Shawl: A Finished Object

Finished Beacon shawl knitting pattern

Modeling my finished shawl

I wrote awhile back about needing a small triangular shawl, totally forgetting that I have one! I finished Megi Burcl’s Beacon Shawl waaaaaay back in August, and then promptly forgot about it. I could kick myself!

Last night when I was organizing an area in the spare bedroom, I discovered the shawl, patiently waiting to be blocked. Luckily, knitting doesn’t hold a grudge, and the shawl blocked out beautifully. I love it!

I received a question about Section 2, which is knit onto the large center triangle, so I  took some photos of the process.

You’ll notice that I didn’t end up using the orange yarn in the final shawl. I just didn’t like how neon it was, so I used two different colors of pink instead. The yarn is Madelinetosh Sock.

In the photo below, you can see how I’m knitting and attaching the orange section as I go.

Beacon knit shawl tutorial

The pattern instructs you to cast on 14 stitches to your left needle. Here’s a breakdown of the steps:

1. Cast on 14 stitches to your left needle. To orient yourself, you have just picked up stitches along the edge of Section 1, and knit 2 rows. Then you slid all of those stitches to other end of your needle. Now the original cast on point of Section 1 with the 2 rows of the picked up and knitted stitches is on the tip end of your left needle.

2. You’ll cast on 14 stitches on the left needle, in front of the picked up and knit stitches. I used the long-tail cast on. There’s plenty of yarn, since the pattern asks you to leave a 3-yard tail when you’re casting on.

Beacon knit shawl tutorial

Pretend there isn’t that orange section there. You’ll cast on your Section 2 stitches on your left-hand needle. The new stitches will sit on the tip end of the needle, with the Section 1 stitches (gray stitches that are on the needle) behind. Visualize 14 orange stitches cast on to the empty tip-end of the needle shown above.

3. Knit to the last stitch of the newly cast-on stitches, and SSK with the live stitch of section 1 (gray stitches), as shown below:

Beacon knit shawl tutorial4. Turn your work and knit back to the edge.

5. Turn your work and knit 13 stitches, and then SSK with one stitch from Section 2 and one stitch from Section 1. Proceed as the pattern directs to finish Section 2.

Beacon knit shawl

Beacon Shawl in Aquatic

I hope this helps you with the knitted on edge of Section 2. If you still have questions, let me know in the comments below, and I’ll try to clarify.

This knit shawl is available as a single pattern download now, get it here! You can also get a kit, in the beautiful aquatic colorway.




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