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Lughnasadh 2008
Wa na na na na na na na Bat Shawl

Caroline Mooney (model)
Emilee Mooney (photo)

Wa na na na na na na na
Bat Shawl!

Updated 7/31/08

I couldn't help it. Besides, lots of guys knit. Have you seen The Panopticon? Brooklyn Tweed? Criminy Jickets? I just wanted something warm to snuggle up in after a long, cold night of fighting crime alongside my hero. I know he'll understand.

by Emilee Mooney

Suggested Watching

Batman - The Movie
(1966, rated PG)

Difficulty

MoonPrincess RavenDark
Click here for definitions of difficulty levels.

Finished Measurements

The shawl pictured measures 60"/152.4cm across the top and 30"/76.2cm from the center top to the bottom point. If you desire a significantly larger shawl you might want to add a sixth row of bats.

Download

Bat Shawl Charts (pdf format)

Materials

  • KnitPicks Gloss Sock [70% merino wool, 30% silk, 220 yds/201 m per 1.75oz/50g hank] color #23865 black; 3 hanks
  • US 4/3.5 mm 32" circular knitting needle (or longer)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pins for blocking

Gauge

Gauge is not critical for this project, as you can affect the size of the shawl considerably during blocking.

Design Notes

This shawl is worked from the bottom point up, then a border is added. All knitting is done back-and-forth, but a circular needle is required for the large number of stitches.

Special Stitch
CDD (centered double decrease): Slip two stitches at the same time as if to knit two together, knit one, then pass the slipped stitches over (decreases three sts to one).

Directions

Body:

Caroline Mooney (model)
Emilee Mooney (photo)
click image to enlarge

Row 1: CO 2 Sts
Row 2 and all other even rows (WS): P all sts.

The remainder of the directions will apply to right-side rows only.

Row 3: Kfb twice.
Row 5: K1, KFB, KFB, k1. (6 sts)
Row 7: K3, yo, k3.
Row 9: Begin Chart A. You will notice that the chart gets wider as you go along because of the YOs being added every right-side row. For the remainder of the main part of the shawl, each row will begin "k3, yo" and end with "yo, k3."

The last row of Chart A is row 41, and you should have 41 stitches on the needle at the end of this row.

Row 43: k3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.
Row 45: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.
Row 47: K3, yo, k4, pm, k31, pm, k4, yo, k3.
Rows 49 75: K3, yo, k to marker, work Chart B across next 31 sts, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.

Chart B ends at row 75, and you should have 75 stitches at the end of that row.

Row 77: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3. As you knit this row, remove the stitch markers.
Row 79: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.
Row 81: K3, yo, k4, pm, k31, pm, k3, pm, k31, pm, k to 4 sts before end, yo, k3. There should be two blocks of 31 stitches set off with markers.
Rows 83 109: K3, yo, *k to marker, work Chart B across next 31 sts* twice, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.

Chart B ends at row 109, and you should have 109 stitches at the end of that row.

Row 111: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3. As you knit this row, remove the stitch markers.
Row 113: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.
Row 115: K3, yo, k4, *pm, k31, pm, k3, pm* twice, k31, pm, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3. There should be three blocks of 31 stitches set off with markers.
Row 117 143: K3, yo, *k to marker, work Chart B across next 31 sts* three times, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.

Chart B ends at row 143, and you should have 143 stitches at the end of that row.

Row 145: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3. As you knit this row, remove the stitch markers.
Row 147: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.
Row 149: K3, yo, k4, *pm, k31, pm, k3, pm* three times, k31, pm, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3. There should be four blocks of 31 stitches set off with markers.
Row 151 177: K3, yo, *k to marker, work Chart B across next 31 sts* four times, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.

Chart B ends at row 177, and you should have 177 stitches at the end of that row.

Row 179: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3. As you knit this row, remove the stitch markers.
Row 181: k3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.
Row 183: K3, yo, k4, *pm, K 31, pm, K 3, pm* four times, k31, pm, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3. There should be five blocks of 31 stitches set off with markers.
Row 185 211: K3, yo, *k to marker, work Chart B across next 31 sts* five times, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.

Chart B ends at row 211, and you should have 211 stitches at the end of that row.

Row 213: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3. As you knit this row, remove the stitch markers.
Row 215: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.
Row 217: K3, yo, k to 3 sts before end, yo, k3.
Row 219: BO all sts.

Border:

Emilee Mooney (photo)
click image to enlarge

Row 1: With right side facing, pick up and knit 164 sts along one side of the shawl, pm, pick up and k 1 st in bottom point, pm, pick up and knit 164 sts along other side of the shawl.
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: P all sts.
Rows 3 7: K1, yo, k to marker, yo, pass marker, k1, pass marker, yo, K to 1 st before end, yo, k1. At the end of row 7 you should have 355 sts.
Row 9: K1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, work row 9 of Chart C 10 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, pass marker, k1, pass marker, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, work row 9 of Chart D 10 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 11: K1, yo, k3, yo, ssk, work row 11 of Chart C 10 times, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, pass marker, k1, pass marker, yo, k3, yo, ssk, work row 11 of Chart D 10 times, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k1.
Row 13: K1, yo, k5, yo, work row 13 of Chart C 10 times, CDD, yo, k5, yo, pass marker, k1, pass marker, yo, k5, yo, work row 13 of Chart D 10 times, CDD, yo, k5, yo, k1.
Row 15: K1, yo, k1, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, work row 15 of Chart C 10 times, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, pass marker, k1, pass marker, yo, k1, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, work row 15 of Chart D 10 times, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k1.
Row 17: K1, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, work row 17 of Chart C 10 times, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, pass marker , k1, pass marker, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, work row 17 of Chart D 10 times, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k1.
Row 19: K1, yo, k5, yo, CDD, yo, k2, work row 19 of Chart C 10 times, k3, yo, CDD, yo, k5, yo, pass marker, k1, pass marker, yo, k5, yo, CDD, yo, k2, work row 19 of Chart D 10 times, k3, yo, CDD, yo, k5, yo, k1.
Row 21: K1, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, work row 21 of Chart C 10 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5, yo, pass marker, k1, pass marker, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, work row 21 of Chart D 10 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5, yo, k1.
Row 23: K1, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, work row 23 of Chart C 10 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, K6, yo, pass marker, k1, pass marker, yo, K6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, work row 23 of Chart D 10 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k6, yo, k1.
Row 25: K1, yo, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k3, work row 25 of Chart C 10 times, k3, k2tog, K9, yo, pass marker, yo, K9, ssk, k2, work row 25 of Chart D 10 times, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k7, yo, k1.
Row 27: K1, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k4, work row 27 of Chart C 10 times, k2, k2tog, k10, yo, pass marker, yo, k10, ssk, k1, work row 27 of Chart D 10 times, k5, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k9, yo, k1.
Row 29: K1, yo, k9, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k5, work row 29 of Chart C 10 times, k3, k2tog, k9, yo, pass marker, yo, K9, ssk, k2, work row 29 of Chart D 10 times, k4, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k7, yo, k1.
Row 31: BO all sts.

Finishing:

Emilee Mooney (photo)
click image to enlarge

Block shawl to measurements, or to desired size. Weave in all ends. If you wish, you may work an applied I-cord or a few rows of crochet across the top edge to prevent it from rolling.

About

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Edited by Edith Cummings and Zabet Stewart

       
 

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