Shift­ing Cy­press

This shawl is shaped to cre­ate a smooth edge that hugs the shoul­ders per­fectly when worn.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Meghan Jones

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Ap­prox 59 inches wide from end to end x 18 inches long from neck to bot­tom

Ma­te­ri­als

• Mal­abrigo Lace (lace weight; 100% baby merino wool; 470 yds/50g per hank): 2 hanks dusty #LMBB060 • Size 5 (3.75mm) nee­dles or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers • Block­ing wires (op­tional)

Gauge

15 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat (blocked). To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Re­move marker (rm): Re­move marker from nee­dle. Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH nee­dle. Slip, slip, slip, knit (sssk): Sl 3 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH nee­dle. In­sert LH nee­dle in front of sts and knit the 3 sts tog—a left-lean­ing dou­ble dec. Wrap and Turn (W&T): Slip next st pwise to RH nee­dle. Bring yarn to op­po­site side of work, then slip same st back to LH nee­dle. Bring yarn to op­po­site side of work, wrap­ping st. Turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, then beg work­ing back in the other di­rec­tion. To hide wraps on sub­se­quent rows: Work to wrapped st. With RH nee­dle, pick up wrap and work wrap tog with wrapped st.

Pat­tern Stitches

Note: Charts are pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pats from a chart. Lace Pat (mul­ti­ple of 10 sts) Row 1 (RS): *P1, k2, k2­tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2 and all WS rows: *P4, k1; rep from * to end. Row 3: *P1, k1, k2­tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end. Row 5: *P1, k2­tog, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, ssk; rep from * to end. Rows 7 and 9: *P1, k1, yo, k1, k2­tog, p1, ssk, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to end. Row 10: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–10 for pat. Bor­der Pat (st count varies) Row 1 (RS): P1, k2, k2­tog, yo, p1, yo, k2—9 sts. Row 2: P3, k1, p4, k1. Row 3: P1, k1, k2­tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2—10 sts. Row 4: [P4, k1] twice. Row 5: P1, k2­tog, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k2—11 sts. Row 6: P5, k1, p4, k1. Row 7: P1, k1, yo, k1, k2­tog, p1, sssk, yo, k2—10 sts. Row 8: [P4, k1] twice. Row 9: P1, k1, yo, k1, k2­tog, p1, sssk, k1—9 sts. Row 10: P2, k1, p4, k1.

Rep Rows 1–10 for pat. Short-Row Pat (st count varies) Row 1 (RS): P1, k2, k2­tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k2. Row 2: P4, k1, p4, W&T. Row 3: K1, k2­tog, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k1. Row 4: P4, k1, p2, W&T. Row 5: K2, p1, k2, yo, ssk. Row 6: P4, k1, W&T. Row 7: P1, ssk, k1, yo, k1. Row 8: P3, W&T. Row 9: Ssk, yo, k1. Row 10: P1, W&T.

Rep Rows 1–10 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

Stretchy Bind-Off: K2; *pass 2 sts on RH nee­dle back to LH nee­dle, then k2­tog-tbl, k1; rep from * un­til all sts are bound off.

Pat­tern Notes

This shawl is worked from side to side, us­ing short-row shap­ing and cast-on and bound-off stitches to cre­ate a cres­cent shape.

It’s com­posed of a se­ries of wedges that are shaped us­ing short rows. Once each wedge has been com­pleted, stitches are cast on at the bor­der edge of the fol­low­ing wedge and bound off at the garter-stitch edge. This causes the lace pat­tern to shift one re­peat to the left with ev­ery new wedge.

Al­ways bind off loosely, us­ing Stretchy Bind-Off or your pre­ferred elas­tic bind-off.

After com­plet­ing each full wedge, hide the wraps in the lace sec­tion as you come to them. There’s no need to hide the wraps in the garter stitch sec­tion be­cause they won’t be no­tice­able.

Shawl

Garter Stitch Edg­ing Us­ing knit cast-on (see page 80), cast on 78 sts.

Knit 4 rows. Wedge 1 Row 1 (RS): K20, pm, work Lace pat to last 8 sts, pm, work Bor­der pat to end. Row 2: Work in es­tab­lished pats to 2nd marker, sm, knit to last st, W&T. Row 3: Knit to marker, sm, work to end. Row 4: Work to 2nd marker, sm, knit to 2 sts be­fore wrapped st of pre­vi­ous WS row, W&T. Rows 5–20: Rep [Rows 3 and 4] 8 times— 1 st rem in work be­fore first marker; 19 sts rem out of work. Rows 1–10 of Lace and Bor­der pats have been worked twice. Row 21: K1, rm, work Short-Row pat over 10 sts, pm, work in pats to end. Rows 22–30: Con­tinue in pats un­til Row 10 of Short-Row pat is com­plete—1 st rem in work be­fore first marker; 10 ad­di­tional sts are now out of work. Rows 1–10 of Lace and Bor­der pats have been worked once. Rows 31–60: Rep [Rows 1–30] 3 times— 1 st rem in work be­fore first marker; 59 sts are now out of work. Row 61: K1, rm, work Short-Row pat over 10 sts, sm, work to end. Rows 62–69: Con­tinue in pats un­til Row 9 of Short-Row pat is com­plete. Row 70: Us­ing knit cast-on, cast on 10 sts, p2, k1, p4, k1, pm, *p4, k1; rep from * to last 20 sts (hid­ing wraps as you come to them), knit to end (leav­ing wraps in place)—88 sts. Wedges 2–11 Row 1 (RS): Bind off 10 sts loosely, k19 (not in­clud­ing st on RH nee­dle after bind-off), pm; work Lace pat to last 8 sts, pm; work Bor­der pat to end—78 sts. Rows 2–70: Rep [Rows 2–70] of Wedge 1—88 sts. Wedge 12 Row 1 (RS): Bind off 10 sts loosely, k19 (not in­clud­ing st on RH nee­dle after bind off), pm, work Lace pat to last 8 sts, pm, work Bor­der pat to end—78 sts. Rows 2–69: Rep [Rows 2–69] of Wedge 1. Garter Stitch Edg­ing Row 1 (WS): Re­mov­ing all mark­ers, knit to last 20 sts (hid­ing wraps as you come to them), knit to end with­out hid­ing wraps. Knit 2 rows. Loosely bind off all sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Wet-block as fol­lows: Lay piece on block­ing sur­face with cast-on and bound-off edges tog to cre­ate a full cir­cle. If de­sired, in­sert block­ing wires through cast-on and bound-off sts to keep edges straight. Pin in­ner and outer points of Bor­der pat, be­ing care­ful to main­tain cir­cu­lar shape of outer shawl edge. If de­sired, pin 25-inch strand of non-stretchy waste yarn, at cen­ter of shawl to aid in mark­ing ra­dius of shawl when pin­ning Bor­der pat edge.

Weave in ends.

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