This shawl, knitted from the inside to the outside edge, looks just like a butterfly’s wings. Variegated yarn and a simple lace pattern add to the gossamer effect.
Finished Measurements Approx 65 inches wide x 251/2 inches long Materials Patons Lace (lace weight; 80% acrylic/10% mohair/ 10% wool; 498 yds/85g per ball): 2 balls woodrose #33427 Size 9 (5.5mm) 47-inch or 60-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge 8 removable stitch markers Size 10 (6mm) 47-inch or 60-inch circular needle for bind-off (optional)
Gauge 14 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat, blocked. To save time, take time to check gauge. Special Abbreviations Make 1 with Right Twisted Loop (M1RT): With thumb, make a loop over RH needle (working yarn crosses in front of twisted loop). Work in the back of the st on following row. Make 1 with Left Twisted Loop (M1LT): With forefinger, make a loop over RH needle (working yarn crosses in back of twisted loop). Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH needle. Pattern Stitch Lace (odd number of sts) All rows: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to 1 st before marker, k1.
Pattern Notes Shawl is knitted from the neck down as a central back panel with a triangle on each edge. Triangles are shaped by increasing at each edge on right-side rows; back panel is shaped at edges every 6th wrong-side row on pattern repeats 24 only. Eight markers are used to keep the sections divided. Slip first stitch of every row purlwise with yarn in front, then take yarn to back between needle tips. When adding the 2nd ball of yarn, unwind if necessary to start at the same point in the color sequence. Work join at beginning of row by knitting 2nd stitch with both strands. Weave in ends at edge after blocking. Shawl must be blocked firmly for lace pattern to show. Dampen it, and then pin it out on a bedspread or clean carpet, stretching as much as possible. Blocking wires and a blocking board are helpful. Shawl Loosely cast on 35 sts Neck Edge Rows 16: Sl 1, knit to last st, k1-tbl. Beg Pat Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k2, pm 1 (border); M1RT, pm 2, work Lace pat over next 9 sts, pm 3, M1LT (right front); pm 4, work Lace pat over next 11 sts (back panel); pm 5, M1RT, pm 6, work Lace pat over next 9 sts, pm 7, M1LT (left front); pm 8, k2, k1-tbl (border)”39 sts, 4 sts inc.
Rows 2, 4 and 6: Sl 1, k2, sm; knit to marker 2, sm; work Lace pat to marker 3, sm; knit to marker 4, sm; work Lace pat to marker 5, sm; knit to marker 6, sm; work Lace pat to marker 7, sm; knit to marker 8, sm, k2, k1-tbl. Rows 3, 5 and rem Rows 1: Sl 1, k2, sm; M1RT, knit to marker 2, sm; work Lace pat to marker 3, sm; knit to marker 4, M1LT, sm; work Lace pat to marker 5, sm; M1RT, knit to marker 6, sm; work Lace pat to marker 7, sm; knit to marker 8, M1LT, sm, k2, k1-tbl”4 sts inc. Rows 7, 9 and 11: Sl 1, k2, sm; M1RT, knit to marker 4, slipping markers 2 and 3, M1LT, sm 4; knit to marker 5, sm; M1RT, knit to marker 8, slipping markers 6 and 7, M1LT, sm, k2, k1-tbl”4 sts inc. Rows 8, 10 and 12: Sl 1, knit to last st, k1-tbl. On every Row 12 throughout, move 2nd and 6th markers 6 sts to right, and 3rd and 7th markers 6 sts to left; continue to work Lace pat between markers.
Shape Back Panel Work [Rows 112] 3 times, and at the same time, on Rows 6 and 12, maintaining established pat, work to marker 4, sm, M1LT, knit to marker 5, M1RT, sm, complete row”143 sts when all back panel incs are completed. Body Work [Rows 112] 8 times, omitting inc on Rows 6 and 12”335 sts. Remove all markers on last row. Last 2 rows: Sl 1, knit to last st, k1-tbl. Bind off loosely as follows: K2, *insert tip of LH needle in front of sts, k2tog, k1; rep from * until 2 sts rem; k2tog-tbl. Fasten off. Finishing Block firmly. Weave in ends.
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