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It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to publish a new pattern. Since I am currently in the process of co-authoring a pattern book, all of my energies this year have gone in that direction and everything is very hush-hush. However, it’s basketball season at my house, and that means that something simple and fun needed to be on my needles to keep me in my seat instead of up and yelling at the referees. That’s exactly how the Verge Shawl, and its name, has come about–“verge” meaning on the edge, which is where I spent most of my time while knitting it.

Knit on the bias in light worsted weight yarn (Miss Babs Yowza), Verge is a versatile and reversible shawl pattern. This triangular shawl is worked in garter stitch, making gauge optional. It is finished with a broad openwork lace edge that gives just enough of an elegant touch. Not only is this pattern visually reversible, but it is also incredibly versatile. The size and shape make it wearable as a shawl, a scarf, or a cowl, which is perfect if you live in an area of ever-changing and unpredictable weather like I do. Although the pattern was initially worked up in worsted weight, it can also be knit in DK weight and instructions are included in the pattern for this yarn substitution.

The aspect that I enjoy most about this shawl is that it is simple enough for both beginning knitters and experienced knitters who knit while their attention is focused elsewhere, like on a sporting event or a television program. This pattern is available on Ravelry, Craftsy, and at