Asymmetric shawl knitting pattern

Shawl knitting patternSIZE

Approx. 80cm (31 1/2in) along cast-off edge and 104cm (41in) tall along cable edge

YARN

West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious DK (DK weight; 70% Falkland wool, 30% British alpaca; 225m/245yds per 100g ball)

Rose Quartz; 2 x 100g balls

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES

1 set 5mm (UK 6/US 8) circular needles, 60cm long

Stitch markers

Cable needle

TENSION

17 sts and 34 rows to 10cm over garter st on 5mm needles.

1 pattern rep of Chart meas 8cm wide and 4.5cm tall.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

C6F: Slip 3 sts onto cable needle and hold at front, K3, K3 from cable needle.

STITCH PATTERNS

LACE CHART (WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS)

Row 1: (K1, P1) 3 times, P1, K6, K3tog, (yo, K1) twice, K5, P1.

Row 2 and all alt rows: K1, P16, K1, (K1, P1) 3 times.

Row 3: (K1, P1) 3 times, P1, K4, K3tog, (K1, yo) twice, K7, P1.

Row 5: (K1, P1) 3 times, P1, K2, K3tog, K2, (yo, K1) twice, K1, C6F, P1.

Row 7: (K1, P1) 3 times, P1, K3tog, K3, (yo, K1) twice, K8, P1.

Row 9: (K1, P1) 3 times, P1, K16, P1.

Row 10: K1, P16, K1, (K1, P1) 3 times.

SHAWL

Using 5mm circular needles, cast on 27 sts.

Next row (WS): K3, pm, K1, P1, (K2, P2) 3 times, (K2, P1) twice, (K1, P1) twice.

Row 1 (RS): Work Lace Chart to mrk, slm, knit to end.

Row 2 (WS): Knit to mrk, slm, work the foll row of Lace Chart to end.

Row 3: Work Lace Chart to mrk, slm, knit to end.

Row 4: Knit to mrk, slm, work the foll row of Lace Chart to end.

Row 5 (Inc row): Work the foll row of Lace Chart to mrk, slm, knit to last st, KFB. 28 sts.

Row 6: KFB, knit to 2 sts before mrk, K2tog, slm, work the foll row of Lace Chart to end.

Repeat rows 1-6 twice more. 30 sts.

Cont in patt, working rows 5 and 6 only until a total of 23 repeats of the Lace Chart have been completed, ending with a Row 9 of the Chart. 135 sts.

Alternatively, continue until you have approximately 6 metres of yarn left after the final RS row.

Next row (WS): KFB, knit to 2 sts before mrk, K2tog, slm, K1, P1, (K2, P2) 3 times, (K2, P1) twice, (K1, P1) twice.

Cast off loosely in pattern.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

Gently block to measurements, following any instructions on the ball band.

Diagram

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