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Garter Stitch Shawl with Slip Stitch Border

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

Size: Width - 75" (190 cm), depth - 35.5" (90 cm).

Materials:
Lamb's Pride Bulky 125 yds/114 m per 4 oz/113 gr skein - 6 skeins. Color: M-260 Cafe au Lait. (A)
Laines du Nord Calipso wool/acrylic bulky weight yarn 320 m/200g Color 4  - 1 skein. (B)

Needles: 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

Gauge: 12 st x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Garter Stitch
all rows - knit sts

Directions:

With yarn (A) cast on 7 sts. To make a firm edge always slip the 1st stitch and purl the last st.

Row 1: sl 1, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p1. Mark the 4th st with the stitch marker. This is the center of the shawl.
Row 2 and all even rows: knit
Row 3: sl 1, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, p1.
Continue to increase the shawl with 4 yos in every odd row: after the 2nd st, on both sides of the central st and before the 2nd to last sts of the row.
Work 108 rows.
Row 109: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k5, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyib, k6, yo, k1, yo, k6, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyib, k5, yo, k1, p1.
Row 110: sl 1, k7, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyif, k15, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyif, k7, p1.
Repeat rows 109-110 2 times (rows 111-114) increasing for 4 sts in each odd row.
Rows 115-122: with yarn A, garter stitch.
Row 123: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k5, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyib, k6, yo, k1, yo, k6, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyib, k5, yo, k1, p1.
Row 124: sl 1, k7, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyif, k15, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyif, k7, p1.
Repeat rows 123-124 2 times (rows 125-128) increasing for 4 sts in each odd row.
Rows 129-136: with yarn A, garter stitch.
Row 137: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k6, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyib, k5, yo, k 1, yo, k5, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyib, k6, yo, k1, p1.
Row 138: sl 1, k8, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyif, k13, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyif, k8, p1.
Repeat rows 137-138 2 times (rows 139-142) increasing for 4 sts in each odd rows.
Rows 143-148: with yarn A, garter stitch.
Row 149: with yarn A sl 1, k1, yo, k6, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 11 times, sl 2 wyib, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 11 times, sl 2 wyib, k6, yo, k1, p1.
Row 150: sl 1, k8, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 11 times, sl 2 wyif, k11, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 11 times, sl 2 wyif, k8, p1.
Repeat rows 149-150 2 times (rows 151-154) increasing for 4 sts in each odd row.
Cast off.
 
Finishing:
Block the shawl.

Enjoy!




Comments

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Poster: roslyn trezise
August 5, 2013

This pattern like all the patterns are brilliant thanks a million
Poster: mavis moreby
May 14, 2012

Row 1 has three lines of insruction. Row 2 and all even rows are knit rows.
Row 3 has 5 lines of instruction and the next instruction means repeat rows 1 to 4 twenty-seven times - that brings you to the total of 108 rows Then continue starting at row 109. Hope this helps, and please, if you need any more help,just drop me a line. Mavis altogether,is work 108
Poster: Kathy
June 2, 2012

If you open a word document and then highlight the instructions, right click, and copy then paste onto your document. If you catch any of the ad you should be able to delete the pictures and text.

When I did it I caught up the picture of the ad and it did not paste with the instructions.

Hope this helps
Kathy
Poster: Elaine Phillips
December 14, 2012

The gauge is 12 st x 24 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm).
To make the shawl smaller, start the border after row 100or even earlier.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
May 28, 2013

Yes, I do
Poster: Geri
May 27, 2013

Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern. It is just perfect for the wool I have on hand and will be absolutely lovely to cuddle up in this winter. I was so pleased to have found it!! You have made my day!! Thank you again...you are super!!
Poster: Phyllis Parker
May 27, 2013

Do you increase in rows 115-117?
Poster: Noreen Olshewsky
December 12, 2012

Firstly, explain what is meant by
e.g. 30-40sts for 4 inches as here in
south africa we get the exact amount of sts required on our patterns. Also, I am short so, how do I adjust this shawl for myself. It is a beautiful pattern
Hope you can help me.
Poster: amethystlady2
December 11, 2012

I LOVE the look of this---it would make a fantastic poncho---but I am not ANY good at doing math OR changing a pattern entirely into something else...;-]
It really looks great tho!
Poster: Barbara Bosnick
April 30, 2012

I want to print the pattern but there's some ad right in the middle of the pattern. :(
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