How to make… a KNITTED LACE SHAWL
sm, k2. (51sts) Row 23: k2, sm, yo, k4, * yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1*. Repeat from * to * until three stitches from the centre stitch marker, k3, yo, sm, k1, yo, k4, repeat from * to * until three stitches from the last stitch marker, k3, yo, sm, k2. (55sts) Rows 9-24 form the repeat pattern rows of the lace shawl. The pattern repeat is marked in a red box on Chart A. As the shawl grows, you will repeat the pattern in this box an extra time with each repeat. So, when you finish row 24, repeat row 9 for the second time. Work 7 repeats of Chart A, rows 9-24, and then begin edging. (192sts)
Follow Chart B or these written instructions. The repeat stitches are highlighted in red. Row 1: k2, yo, k1, *k2, yo, cdd, yo, k3*. Repeat from * to * until centre st, yo, k centre st, yo, [k3, yo, cdd, yo, k2]. Repeat from [ to ] until last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2. (196sts) Row 2 and all WS rows: k2, p to last 2 sts, k2. Row 3: K2, yo, k2, *k1, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k2*. Repeat from * to * until 1 st before centre st, k1, yo, k centre st, yo, k1, [k2, yo, k1, cdd, k1, yo, k1] repeat from [ to ] until 4sts from end, k2, yo, k2. (200sts) Row 5: k2, yo, k3, *yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo, k1*. Repeat from * to * until 2 sts before centre st, k2, yo, k centre st, yo, k2, [k1, yo, k2, cdd, k2, yo]. Repeat from [ to ] until 5sts before end, k3, yo, k2. (204sts) Bind off: The BO is on the RS and is worked as; yo, k1, pass yo over k1 *yo, k1, pass yo and first knit st over last k1*. Repeat *to*. This makes a stretchy edge block into scallops.
Blocking and finishing
Weave in all yarn ends. Hand wash shawl, rinse, and roll in a towel to remove excess water. If using blocking wires, weave them in and out of the garter stitch edge. If they’re not long enough, use two wires, overlapping in the middle. Begin by pinning the top edge straight to your cardboard or foam. If you don’t have blocking wires, put pins at regular intervals of about 5cm. Pull the spine tip down and pin. Pin each of the lace points out. Once it's pinned, you may need to readjust and pin it out again to stretch it even further. Don’t be afraid to really stretch your shawl. Leave to fully dry before unpinning and wearing.