Flowers and Frills Shawl

FLOWERS AND FRILLS SHAWL

Try on some lace and make a fashion statement with this soft and lacy little shoulder shawl


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Materials: Laceweight yarn, 440 yards (I used Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud)

Size 5 knitting needles

2 stitch markers

Size: Approximately 50 inches wide by 27 inches deep, including border.

Gauge: Approximately34 stitches x 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked, but exact gauge really isn’t crucial.

Note: Beginning with row 2, slip first stitch of each row as if to purl. This is an important step, as this will create a clearly-visible edge of chain stitches you’ll use when you pick up the border stitches.

Abbreviations:

Psoy = Pass knit st on right needle over YO.

PM = place marker

SM = slip marker

K2tog = knit two together

YO = yarn over

Kfb = Knit in front and back of stitch

M1 = Make one stitch by lifting horizontal strand between needles. Place on left needle and knit into the back of it.

Cast on 2 stitches.

Row 1: Knit into front and back of each stitch. (4 st)

Row 2: Sl 1, K3.

Row 3: Sl1, (Kfb next st)twice; K1. (6st)

Row 4: Sl 1, K1, purl across to last 2 st, K2.

Row 5: Sl1, Kfb next st, K2, Kfb next st, K1. (8 st)

Row 6: Sl 1, K1, purl across to last 2 st. K2..

Row 7: Sl1, Kfb next st, K4, Kfb next st, K1. (10 st)

Row 8: Sl 1, K1, purl across to last 2 st. K 2.

Row 9: Sl1, Kfb next st, K6, Kfb next st, K1. (12 st)

Row 10: Sl1, K1, purl across to last 2 st. K2.

Row 11: Sl1, Kfb next st,, K8, Kfb next st,, K1. (14 st)

Row 12: Sl1, K1, purl across to last 2 st, K2.

Row 13: Sl1, Kfb next st, K10, Kfb next st, K1. (16 st)

Row 14: Sl1, K1, purl across to last 2 st,, K2.

Row 15: (right side)Sl1, Kfb next st. PM. Knit across to last 2 st.. PM. Kfb next st. K1. (3 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 16: (wrong side)Sl 1, K1, P1. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P1,K2.

Row 17: Sl1, Kfb next st. K1. SM. (K2 tog)twice. (Yo, K1)four times. (K2tog) twice. SM. K1. Kfb next st, K1. (4 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 18: Sl 1, K1, P2.. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P2, K2.

Row 19: Sl1, Kfb next st. K2. SM. Knit across to marker. SM. K2. Kfb next st, K1. (5 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 20: Sl 1, K1, P3. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P3, K2.

Row 21: Sl1, Kfb next st. K3. SM. (K2 tog)twice. (Yo, K1)four times. (K2tog) twice. SM. K3. Kfb next st, K1. (6 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 22: Sl 1, K1, P4. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P4, K2.

Row 23: Sl1, Kfb next st. K4. SM. Knit across to next marker. SM. K4. Kfb next st, K1. (7 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 24: Sl 1, K1, P5. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P5, K2.

Row25: Sl1, Kfb next st. K5. SM. (K2 tog)twice. (Yo, K1)four times. (K2tog) twice. SM. K5. Kfb next st, K1. (8 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 26: Sl 1, K1, P6. Remove marker. Purl across to marker. Remove marker. P6, K2.

Row 27: (right side)Sl1, Kfb next st. PM. Knit across to last 2 st. PM. Kfb next st. K1. (3 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 28: (wrong side)Sl 1, K1, P1. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P1,K2.

Row 29: Sl1, Kfb next st. K1. SM. (K2 tog)twice. *(Yo, K1)four times. (K2tog) four times. * Repeat from * to * across to 4 st before marker. (K2tog) twice. SM. K1. Kfb next st, K1. (4 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 30: Sl 1, K1, P2.. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P2, K2.

Row 31: Sl1, Kfb next st. K2. SM. Knit across to marker. SM. K2. Kfb next st, K1. (5 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 32: Sl 1, K1, P3. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P3, K2.

Row 33: Sl1, Kfb next st. K3. SM. (K2 tog)twice. *(Yo, K1)four times. (K2tog) four times. * Repeat from * to * across to 4 st. before marker. (K2tog) twice. SM. K3. Kfb next st, K1. (6 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 34: Sl 1, K1, P4. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P4, K2.

Row 35: Sl1, Kfb next st. K4. SM. Knit across to next marker. SM. K4. Kfb next st, K1. (7 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 36: Sl 1, K1, P5. SM. Purl across to marker. SM. P5, K2.

Row37: Sl1, Kfb next st. K5. SM. (K2 tog)twice. *(Yo, K1)four times. (K2tog) four times. * Repeat from * to * across to 4 st before marker. (K2tog) twice. SM. K5. Kfb next st, K1. (8 stitches outside markers on each side)

Row 38: Sl 1, K1, P6. Remove marker. Purl across to marker. Remove marker. P6, K2.


Repeat rows 27-38 eight more times, then rows 27-37 once more. You will now have 148 stitches total.

Last row: (wrong side) Knit across, removing markers.


Bind off as follows: (K2 tog. Place resulting stitch back on left needle) across. When just one stitch remains on needle, do not cut yarn.

Border: Turn shawl such that right side is facing and left side of shawl is up. All along this edge, you will see a line of “chains.” Pick up border stitches as follows: Insert needle in front loop of first “chain”, pick up a stitch and knit it. Insert needle in back loop of same “chain”, pick up a stitch and knit it. In this manner, pick up a total of 146 stitches along left edge. (147 stitches now on needle). Pick up stitches in same manner moving upward along right edge of shawl, and pick up and knit 146 stitches along right edge. (293 stitches on needle). NOTE: Do NOT pick up stitches in any other manner. Do not knit in front and back of each chain, for instance; do not pick up one stitch, yo, etc. If you pick up the border stitches any other way, the border will fall apart when you work the bind off/unravel row.

Note: Now, do not slip first stitch each row any longer.

Row 1: (wrong side) Purl.

Row 2: (right side)K146, M1, K1, M1, K 146. (295 stitches).

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Purl.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: Purl.

Row 8: Knit.

Row 9: Purl.

Row 10: Knit.

Row 11: Purl.

Row 12: Knit.

Row 13: Purl.

Row 14: Knit.

Row 15: (wrong side) KNIT.

Bind off as follows: *(K2 tog, place resulting stitch back on left needle) two times. K2 tog once more. Yo, psoy. Drop next st on left needle. Place st on right needle onto left needle.* Repeat from * to * across, ending with (K2 tog, place resulting stitch back on left needle) three times. Cut yarn and fasten off.

Here’s the magical fun part:

Where you dropped each st while working bind-off, unravel this stitch all the way down to the edge of the border.

Block shawl to finished measurements, pinning out scallops.


This pattern is offered for personal, non-commercial use only. Items made from this pattern may not be sold without the express written consent of the author.
This pattern and the text and photos contained within, may not be copied or reproduced for any purpose other than personal use. Copyright 2008 Yvonne Senecal.


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12 comments:

knitogether (ravelry ID) said...

Just lovely! And, thank you.

madonnaearth said...

I just read your header...are you sure you're not me???

1. Yarn obsessed. me. check.
2. Fiber hoarding. check. check.
3. Coffee slurping. check. check. check.
4. Hurricane/Orange state? check, check, check, check check.

5. pattern writing. Not! Ok, there are two of us. :o)

I love the shawl. I am going to have to try it, and I am also going to recommend it to a newbie knitter. She is so over knit and purl scarves! lol

Anonymous said...

I am in the north...still get hurricanes but not as bad..most of the time. Can't wait to try this shawl... mom's getting married in the summer... she wants a shawl and is letting me knit it. she is paying for the yarn... ya! I'll be caffing up and digging into this project.

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Anonymous said...

Lovely

Anonymous said...

I would like to suggest that the bind-off is easier if the edging is worked with the right-side rows being k3, p1. Makes it a lot easier to find the stitches to be dropped.
(I only figured it out the *second* time I did the edging on the same shawl....)

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! And the pattern looks sooooo easy! I'm so going to try this! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

lovely pattern and nice to knit
Iḿ from sweden and I have a little problem with psoy
I dont know what that means and I have tried to find an explanation
but not succeded
can someone please help me?
Astrid

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FYRKRKR said...

I just finished my shawl! It is lovely! Made it in Rowan Kidsilk Haze, a deep mohair. It's beautiful! Thank you for the pattern.

FYRKRKR said...

That would be deep lavender mohair....

FYRKRKR said...

After k2tog, yo, pass stitch on right needle over yo, it's in the pattern explanation