Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Eve Shawl



This is the perfect shawl to wear on Christmas eve. 

Dimensions: 

Height * Width= 110 cm/ 43 inch * 151 cm/ 60 inch

Materials

*Yarn:

Nako Vizon:  (100% premium acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 195 m/ 213 yds):
  • Color number 251, Red: 3 skeins.
  • Color number 23403, off white: 1 skein.
Bonbon Classic: (100% acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 200 m/ 219 yds):
  • Color number 98596, Green: 1 skein.
*Knitting Circular Needles: 6 mm/ 10 US, 100 cm/ 40 inch long.

*Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 15 sts * 22 rows in 10x10 cm/ 4x4 inch, (stockinette pattern).

Level: Intermediate


Terms Used:

  • st, sts: stitch, stitches
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • yo: yarn over
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together.
  • ssk: Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
  • p2tog: purl two stitches together.
  • p2togtbl: purl 2 stitches together through back loops.
  • sssktog: slip two sts as to knit them together, slip third one, return them to left needle, knit them together. (2 decrease)
Note: 

  1. Always mark the center st of the shawl.
  2. The row are written in colors to clear which stitches are worked either in red or green.

Making of shawl

Beginning:

With green yarn, cast on 5 stitches.
work as follows:
Row 1: k 2, p 1, k 2.
Row 2: p 2, k 1, p 2.

Repeat these 2 rows twice more.

Start red yarn triangle:

Row 1: k 2, bind on red yarn, k 1, k 2.
Row 2: p 2, p 1, p 2.
Row 3: k 2, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 2.
Row 4: p 2, p 3, p 2.
Row 5: k 2, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, k 2.
Row 6: p 2, p all red sts, p 2.
Row 7: k 2, k 1, yo, k 3, yo, k 1, k 2.
Row 8: repeat row 6.



Start green leaf pattern: 

Row 1: k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 5, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1.
Row 2: p all green sts, p all red sts, p all green sts.
Row 3: k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, k 1, yo, k to last st, yo k 1, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 2.
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: k 3, yo, k 1,yo, k 2, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 3. 
Row 6: repeat row 2.
Row 7: k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 4.  
Row 8: repeat row 2.
Row 9: k 5, yo, k 1, yo, k 4, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 5.  
Row 10: repeat row 2.

Row 11: k 9, k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, yo, k 1, yo, ssk, k 9.
Row 12: p 8, p2togtbl, p 3, p all sts in red, p 3, p2tog, p 8.
Row 13: k 7, k2tog, k 1, yo, k 1, yo k 1, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, ssk, k 7.
Row 14: p 6, p2togtbl, p 5, p all sts in red, p 5, p2tog, p 6.
Row 15: k 5, k2tog, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, ssk, k 5.
Row 16: p 4, p2togtbl, p 7, p all sts in red, p 7, p2tog, p 4.
Row 17: k 3, k2tog, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, ssk, k 3.
Row 18: p 2, p2togtbl, p 9, p all sts in red, p 9, p2tog, p 2.
Row 19: k 1, k2tog, k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 4, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 4, ssk, k 1.
Row 20: p2togtbl, p 11, p all sts in red, p 11, p2tog.

Repeat rows (11-20) 7 more times.





Start first snow flake pattern:

Before beginning the eighth time repetition of the green leaf pattern, mark the center stitch of the shawl.
When you reach the center stitch working row 11, bind on white yarn and knit it white. it is the first row of the snow flake, follow the 19 rows snow flake pattern, that almost equals two times repetitions of the 20 rows of leaf pattern. cut white yarn after finishing last white st in the center of shawl, and work row 20 of leaf pattern.
Repeat one more green leaf pattern (11- 20 rows).

Making two snow flakes stripe:

 The two snow flakes first row sts are the twenty fifth st on each side of the center st mark of shawl. work them in the same time with another two repetitions of leaf pattern.
Repeat one more green leaf pattern (11- 20 rows).

Making three snow flakes stripe


The three snow flakes first row sts positions are:
  • One at the center of the shawl.
  • The two others positions are at the fiftieth sts on each side of the center st of shawl.
Work them in the same time with another two repetitions of leaf pattern.
Repeat one more green leaf pattern (11- 20 rows).

Making four snow flakes stripe:

The first white stitch of the snow flake positions are:

  • The two left side snow flakes positions are at the twenty fifth and fiftieth sts from the center st.
  • The two right sides snow flakes positions are at the twenty fifth and fiftieth sts from the center st.
Work them in the same time with another two repetitions of leaf pattern.


Finishing the last leaf pattern:

After completing the last snow flakes stripe and the twentieth row of the leaf pattern, work as follows:
Row 1:  k 5, sssktog, k 4, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 4, sssktog, k 5.
Row 2: p 10, p all sts in red, p 10.
Row 3:  k 4, sssktog, k 3, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 3, sssktog, k 4.
Row 4: p 8, p all sts in redp 8.
Row 5:  k 3, sssktog, k 2, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 2, sssktog, k 3.
Row 6: p 6, p all sts in redp 6.
Row 7:  k 2, sssktog, k 1, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 1, sssktog, k 2.
Row 8: p 4, p all sts in redp 4.

Finishing the shawl


Using the I-cord cast off method, work as follows:
k2tog, k 2, the green last 4 sts, now you have 3 sts green cord you will be casting off the red sts with.

Cast off row: Pass the 3 green sts back to right needle, k 2, k the third green st  with the first red st together through back loops.
Repeat  the row till the end of red sts.
Pass the remaining 3 green sts to right needle and knit them once (without k2tog with the 4 green sts on left needle), then repeat the cast off row finishing the last 4 sts, cast off last 3 I-cord sts, cut yarn.

Weave in loose ends, block the shawl.





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