Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fall Breeze Shawl Pattern



Here is the second thing I designed. It's a very, very simple pattern, but the yarn just added another dimension to the pattern. Enjoy! :)
Model: Megan May
Photographer: Hector Plahar

Materials
Caron Simply Soft, Off-White Color; 315 yards/60z/170g- 1.5 skeins

1 set US #8/5mm straight needles

The border pattern “Lace Check” was taken from “Harmony Guides: Lace and eyelets- 250 stitches to knit”, edited by Erika Knight.


Lace Check Pattern (Multiple of 18+9)

Row 1(wrong side): Purl
Row 2: K1, *[yo, k2tog] 4 times, k10; rep from * to last 8 sts, [yo, k2tog] 4 times.
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: *[sl 1, k1, psso, yo] 4 times, k10; rep from * to last 9 sts, [sl 1, k1, psso, yo] 4 times, k1.
Repeat these 4 rows twice more.
Row 13: Purl
Row 14: *K10, [yo, k2tog] 4 times; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 15: Purl.
Row 16: K9, *[sl 1, k1, psso, yo] 4 times, k10; rep from * to end.
Repeat these last 4 rows twice more.
(Total of 24 rows)

Shawl
Cast on 91 stitches.
Knit 6 rows in garter stitch.
Now knit 3 repeats of the lace check pattern (all 24 rows), and always keep 5 stitches on each side in garter stitch for the border stitches.

Main Body:
Still maintaining the 5 border stitches on each side, work the main body of the shawl in stockinette stitch until shawl is desired length (mine was 55 inches). To end, knit 3 more repeats of the lace check pattern (still keeping 5 border stitches on each side in garter stitch). End by knitting 6 rows in garter stitch, and then bind off loosely.

Finishing:
Pin out the shawl and steam press it if the yarn is acrylic. If wool, block using blocking wires and pins. For more information on blocking knitted items, visit: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/12/how_to_be_happy.html


7 comments:

  1. The fall breeze shawl is beautiful! looks really warm!

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  2. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent! The pattern is beautiful.

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  3. The shawl is so beautiful and yet so simple. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  4. Gorgeous!!! I'm going to cast on for this tonight! I love Simply Soft!

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  5. Thank you Rebecca! I love Simply Soft too! The pattern is very repetitive and soothing, and makes for great tv knitting. Enjoy! And do put up pictures on Ravelry of your WIP and FO.

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  6. I am making this now, quick question as I can't tell by the pictures, but I have 5 lace squares and then 4 is that right?

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    1. Hi Kathie, That is correct! :) Thanks for trying out my pattern!

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