How to make… a KNITTED LACE SHAWL

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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)

Edg­ing

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.

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