Mystery shawl

Materials: size 10 1/2 or 13 circular needle [USA], and at least a pound of yarn, preferably a mohair or sport weight wool. I use the circular needle because of amount of stitches towards the end of this shawl, but it is worked back and forth. This shawl is a good way to use up scraps.

The mystery is in the technique. It is started in the center of the back. This detail allows for chevron stripes in the shawl.

Cast on 5 stitches in a simple cast-on, leaving a tail of about 4 inches.

row 1: k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1.
row 2 and every even row: knit
row 3: k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1.
row 5: k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1.
row 7: k1, yo, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1.
row 9: k1, yo, k9, yo, k1, yo, k9, yo, k1.

Continue in this manner until the shawl is the size that you desire. Cast off extremely loosely. Take the tail left at the beginning and weave it back in. You can draw it through the 5 origingal stitches before weaving in, but this is not usually needed. If desired add a fringe.

In the picture the green O's represent the yo's, but are very much out of scale, I just wanted to show how the increases line up.