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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. Total sts = 223 st.

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. Total = 227 sts

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.

Row 111: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k6, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyib, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyib, k6, yo, k1, p1. Total = 231 sts

Row 112: sl 1, k8, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyif, k17, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyif, k8, p1.

Row 113: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k7, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyib, k8, yo, k1, yo, k8, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyib, k7, yo, k1, p1. Total = 235 sts

Row 114: sl 1, k9, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyif, k19, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 8 times, sl 2 wyif, k9, p1.

Rows 115-122: with yarn A, garter stitch, increasing for 4 sts in each odd row. Total = 251 sts.

Row 123: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k6, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyib, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyib, k6, yo, k1, p1. Total = 255 sts

Row 124: with yarn B: sl 1, k8, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyif, k17, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyif, k8, p1.

Row 125: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k7, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyib, k8, yo, k1, yo, k8, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyib, k7, yo, k1, p1. Total = 259 sts.

Row 126: with yarn B: sl 1, k9, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyif, k19, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyif, k9, p1.

Row 127: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k8, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyib, k9, yo, k1, yo, k9, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyib, k8, yo, k1, p1. Total = 263 sts.

Row 128: with yarn B: sl 1, k10, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyif, k21, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 9 times, sl 2 wyif, k10, p1.

Rows 129-136: with yarn A, garter stitch, increasing for 4 sts in each odd row. Total = 279 sts.

Row 137: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k7, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyib, k8, yo, k 1, yo, k8, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyib, k7, yo, k1, p1. Total = 283 sts.

Row 138: with yarn B: sl 1, k9, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyif, k19, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyif, k9, p1.

Row 139: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k8, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyib, k9, yo, k 1, yo, k9, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyib, k8, yo, k1, p1. Total = 287 sts.

Row 140: with yarn B: sl 1, k10, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyif, k21, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyif, k10, p1.

Row 141: with yarn B: sl 1, k1, yo, k9, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyib, k10, yo, k 1, yo, k10, *sl 2 wyib (with yarn in back), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyib, k9, yo, k1, p1. Total = 291 sts.

Row 142: with yarn B: sl 1, k11, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyif, k23, * sl 2 wyif (with yarn in front), k10*, repeat 10 times, sl 2 wyif, k11, p1.

Rows 143-148: with yarn A, garter stitch, 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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