Crescent shawl knitting pattern

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Shawl knitting patternSIZE

Inner crescent: 160cm (63in)

Depth: 62cm (24 1/2in)

YARN

Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn (4ply weight; 85% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 15% silk; 200m/218yds per 50g ball)

Harvest Gold; 4 x 50g balls

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, 80cm and 120cm long

1 pack size 6 seed beads.

Sample uses Debbie Abrahams seed beads, colour 340 Pebble (216 per bag)

0.75mm crochet hook (for adding beads)

TENSION

27 sts and 26.5 rows to 10cm over Chart A on 4mm needles, after blocking

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

PB: Place bead. Place bead on the crochet hook, lift next stitch off LH needle using the crochet hook and slip the bead onto the stitch. Replace it on LH needle and knit.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

PROVISIONAL CAST-ON

Any provisional cast-on method can be used, but we recommend using the Turkish/Eastern Cast-On and circular needles as folls:

Turkish/Eastern Cast-on

Hold the needle tips of the circular needles together in the left hand, tie a slip knot on the bottom needle. Wrap the yarn under the needles, up the back of the needles and down the front of the needles; wrap yarn around a total of three times. Pull the bottom needle tip forward and use it to knit the three stitches on the top needle tip with the working yarn. Then turn and work the first row of the garter stitch tab.

RUSSIAN CAST-OFF

K2, slip both sts back to LH needle, K2tog tbl, *K1, slip both sts back to LH needle, K2tog tbl. Rep from * to end.

CHART PATTERNS

CHART A

(written instructions)

Pattern repeat is in [ ].

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K2tog, yo, K1, [yo, K2, K1tbl, K1, K2tog, yo, sk2po, yo, SSK, K1, K1tbl, K2, yo, K1] to last 5 sts, yo, SSK, yo, K3.

Row 2 (WS and all foll WS rows): Sl 1 wyif, K2, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, K1, [K1tbl, yo, K3, K2tog, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, SSK, K3, yo, K1tbl, K1] to last 6 sts, K1tbl, yo, SSK, yo, K3.

Row 5: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, K2, [K1, K1tbl, yo, K2, K2tog, yo, sk2po, yo, SSK, K2, yo, K1tbl, K2] to last 7 sts, K1, K1tbl, yo, SSK, yo, K3.

Row 7: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, K3, [K2, K1tbl, yo, K1, K2tog, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, SSK, K1, yo, K1tbl, K3] to last 8 sts, K2, K1tbl, yo, SSK, yo, K3.

Row 9: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, SSK, yo, K1tbl, K1, K2tog, yo, K1, [yo, SSK, K1, K1tbl, yo, K2tog, yo, sk2po, yo, SSK, yo, K1tbl, K1, K2tog, yo, K1] to last 9 sts, yo, SSK, K1, K1tbl, yo, K2tog, yo, K3.

Row 11: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, SSK, yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, K1, [K1tbl, yo, SSK, K1, yo, K2tog, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, SSK, yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, K1] to last 10 sts, K1tbl, yo, SSK, K1, yo, K2tog, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 13: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K1, SSK, yo, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, K2, [K1, K1tbl, yo, SSK, yo, K2tog, yo, sk2po, yo, SSK, yo, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, K2] to last 11 sts, K1, K1tbl, yo, SSK, yo, K2tog, K1, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 15: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K2, SSK, yo, K1, K1tbl, K3, [K2, K1tbl, K1, yo, K2tog, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, SSK, yo, K1, K1tbl, K3] to last 12 sts, K2, K1tbl, K1, yo, K2tog, K2, K1tbl, yo, K3.

CHART B

(written instructions)

Pattern repeat is in [].

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, [K1tbl, yo, K3, K2tog, K1, SSK, K3, yo] to last 4 sts, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 2 (WS and all foll WS rows): Sl 1 wyif, K2, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, [K1, K1tbl, yo, K2, K2tog, K1, SSK, K2, yo, K1tbl] to last 5 sts, K1, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 5: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K1, [(K1, K2tog, yo) twice, (K1, yo, SSK) twice] to last 6 sts, K2, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 7: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K1, yo, [sk2po, yo, K1tbl, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, yo, SSK, K1tbl, yo] to last 8 sts, sk2po, yo, K1, K1tbl, yo, K3. (27 sts)

Row 9: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K2, K1tbl, [K1, K1tbl, (K2tog, yo) twice, K1, (yo, SSK) twice, K1tbl] to last 8 sts, K1, K1tbl, K2, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 11: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K4, [K1, (K2tog, yo) twice, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, (yo, SSK) twice] to last 9 sts, K5, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 13: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, yo, K3, K2tog, [K1, SSK, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, yo, K1, yo, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, K2tog) to last 10 sts, K1, SSK, K3, yo, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 15: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, yo, K2, K2tog, [K1, SSK, K2, yo, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, yo, K2, K2tog] to last 11 sts, K1, SSK, K2, yo, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 17: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K2, K2tog, yo, K1, K2tog, yo, [(K1, yo, SSK) twice, (K1, K2tog, yo) twice] to last 12 sts, (K1, yo, SSK) twice, K2, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 19: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K1, yo, sk2po, yo, K1tbl, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, [K1, K1tbl, yo, SSK, K1tbl, yo, sk2po, yo, K1tbl, K2tog, yo, K1tbl] to last 13 sts, K1, K1tbl, yo, SSK, K1tbl, yo, sk2po, yo, K1, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 21: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, yo, SSK, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, (K2tog, yo) twice, [K1, (yo, SSK) twice, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, (K2tog, yo) twice] to last 14 sts, K1, (yo, SSK) twice, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 23: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, yo, SSK, K1, (K2tog, yo) twice, K1tbl, [K1, K1tbl, (yo, SSK) twice, K1, (K2tog, yo) twice, K1tbl] to last 15 sts, K1, K1tbl, (yo, SSK) twice, K1, K2tog, yo, K1tbl, K1, K1tbl, yo, K3.

CHART C

(written instructions)

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, K1, PB, yo, K2, sk2po, K2, yo, PB, K1, [yo, SSK, PB, yo, K2, sk2po, K2, yo, PB, K1] to last 4 sts, K1tbl, yo, K3.

Row 2 and 4 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, K2, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K1tbl, PB, yo, SSK, PB, yo, K1, sk2po, K1, yo, PB, K2tog, yo, [PB, yo, SSK, PB, yo, K1, sk2po, K1, yo, PB, K2tog, yo] to last 5 sts, PB, K1tbl, yo, K3.

SHAWL

GARTER TAB

Using shorter 4mm circular needles and a provisional cast-on (see Special Techniques), cast on 3 sts.

Row 1: K3.

Row 2: Sl 1 wyif, K2.

Rep last row a further 5 times (7 rows worked in total).

Row 8: Sl 1 wyif, K2, pick up and K3 in slipped sts along the edge, K3 from cast-on edge. 9 sts.

Row 9: K to end.

Commence garter section:

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, K2, (yo, K1) 3 times, yo, K3. 13 sts.

Row 2 (WS and all foll WS rows): Sl 1 wyif, K to end.

Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 5: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 7: Sl 1 wyif, K2, (yo, K1) 11 times, yo, K3. 29 sts.

Row 9: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 11: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 13: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 15: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 17: Sl 1 wyif, K2, (yo, K1) to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 69 sts.

Row 19: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 21: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd.

Continue increasing as established and work a total of 36 rows. 87 sts.

Row 37: Sl 1 wyif, K2, (yo, K1) to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 169 sts.

Row 38: Sl 1 wyif, K to end.

Row 39: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 171 sts.

Row 40: Sl 1 wyif, K to end.

COMMENCE CHART A

Row 1 (RS): Work row 1 of Chart A, working the 16-st rep 10 times. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 2 (WS and all foll WS rows): Sl 1 wyif, K2, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 3: Work row 3 of Chart A, working the 16-st rep 10 times. 2 sts inc'd.

Continue working through all 16 rows of Chart A a total of 4 times. For each 16 row rep, work another 16-st rep. 235 sts.

Commence transition:

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 2 (WS and all foll WS rows): Sl 1 wyif, K to end.

Row 3: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd. 239 sts.

Row 5: Sl 1 wyif, K2, (yo, K1) to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 473 sts.

Row 7: Sl 1 wyif, K2, yo, K to last 3 sts, yo, K3. 2 sts inc'd. 475 sts.

Row 8: Sl 1 wyif, K to end.

COMMENCE CHART B

Row 1 (RS): Work row 1 of Chart B, working the 12-st rep 39 times. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 2 (WS and all foll WS rows): Sl 1 wyif, K2, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 3: Work row 3 of Chart B, working the 12-st rep 39 times. 2 sts inc'd.

Continue working through all 24 rows of Chart B twice. For the second 24 row rep, work the 12-st rep 41 times. 523 sts.

COMMENCE CHART C

Row 1 (RS): Work row 1 of Chart C, working the 12-st rep 42 times. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1 wyif, K2, P to last 3 sts, K3.

Row 3: Work row 3 of Chart C, working the 12-st rep 42 times. 2 sts inc'd.

Row 4: Sl 1 wyif, K2, P to last 3 sts, K2. 527 sts.

Cast off using the Russian cast-off method (see Special Techniques).

FINISHING

Weave in loose ends. Soak shawl in lukewarm water. Squeeze out all excess water. Stretch shawl to size and shape. Pin in place and leave to dry. 

Design by Anniken Allis

Chart and Diagram

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