Friday, May 24, 2019

Candle Light Shawl


Hello guys!  If you have been following me for a while, then it must have become obvious to you that shawls are my main interest. knitted or crocheted, I just love making them.  I know that knitting with bulky or chunky yarn is the field I  excel in, but whenever I see shawls and wraps online, that are worked with fine yarn, looking transparent and having scalloped edges , I find myself so impressed and moved that I have to make one of my own. In this post I present to this delicate shawl that was inspired by this beautiful lace knitting unit, and made with an elegant yarn with metallic thread to add a touch of shimmer.  


Level: intermediate


Materials:
  • Yarn: Alize sal simli, 95% acrylic, 5% metal, 100 g.
  • /3.35 oz., 460 m /500 yds. Color camel 95, 4 skeins.
  • Circular knitting needles: US 6/ 4 mm, and US 8/ 5 mm, both 100 cm/ 40 inch long.
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Yardage: 1450-1500 m/ 1600- 11650 yards.

Measures: 245 cm/ 96" wide x 145 cm/ 57" height (approx.)


Gauge: 25 st x 25 row in stockinette pattern.




Knitting terms (US)
  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.
  • yo: yarn over.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together.
  • k2togtbl: knit 2 stitches together through back loops.
  • s2kp2: centered double decrease; slip 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit 1, pass the 2 slipped stitches over the knit stitch.





Instructions

Note 1: the shawl's pattern is identical for both sides along the centerline, so always repeat what is written between {} for the other side.
Note 2: always put a stitch marker in the center stitch, to guide you while working the pattern, especially for the long rows.

Now, we'll start by casting on 3 sts using the US 6/ 4mm circular needles, knit them 6 rows, pick up and knit three sts on one side of the rows, pick up and knit three sts on bottom and knit all 9 sts once. You can learn more about this method here.

Row 1: k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 1 (center st), yo, k 1, yo, k 3. (13 sts)

Row 2 and all even number rows: k 3, p to last 3 sts, k 3. 

Row 3: k 3, yo, k 3, yo, k 1 (center st), yo, k 3, yo, k 3. (17 sts).

Row 5: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 7: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, k 3, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 9: k 3, {yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k 1, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 11: k 3, {yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k 3, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 13: k 3, {yo, k 1, k2togtbl, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, k2tog, k 1, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 15: k 3, {yo, k 2, k2togtbl, k 2, yo, k 3, yo, k 2, k2tog, k 2, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 17: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, k 1, (yo, k2togtbl, k 1) twice, (k2tog, yo, k 1) twice, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 19: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, k 3, yo, k2togtbl, k 1, yo, s2kp2, yo, k 1, k2tog, yo, k 3, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 21: k 3, {yo, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k 1, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, yo*, k 3, repeat between ** once, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3. 

Row 23: k 3, {yo, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k 3, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, k 1*, repeat between ** once, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 25: k 3, {yo, *k 1, k2togtbl, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, k2tog*, repeat between ** once, k 1, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 27: k 3, {yo, k 1, *k 1, k2togtbl, k 2, yo, k 3, yo, k 2, k2tog*, repeat between ** once, k 2, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 29: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, k 1, *(yo, k2togtbl, k 1) twice, (k2tog, yo, k 1) twice*, repeat between ** once, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 31: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, *k 3, yo, k2togtbl, k 1, yo, s2kp2, yo, k 1, k2tog, yo*, repear between ** once, k 3, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.




General Pattern:

Row 33: k 3, {yo, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k 1, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, k 3*, repeat between ** to 9 sts before center st, (k2tog, yo) twice, k 1, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3. 

Row 35: k 3, {yo, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k 3, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, yo}, k 1*, repeat between ** to 11 sts before center st, (k2tog, yo) twice, k 3, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 37: k 3, {yo, *k 1, k2togtbl, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, k2tog*, repeat between ** to 1 st before center st, k 1, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 39: k 3, {yo, k 1, *k 1, k2togtbl, k 2, yo, k 3, yo, k 2, k2tog*, repeat between ** to 2 sts before center st, k 2, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 41: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, *(k 1, yo, k2togtbl) twice, (k 1, k2tog, yo) twice*, repeat between ** to 3 sts before center st, k 1, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 43: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, *k 3, yo, k2togtbl, k 1, yo, s2kp2, yo, k 1, k2tog, yo*, repear between ** to 5 sts before center st, k 3, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Repeat rows 33-43 twenty five times. 


















Edging Pattern:

Change to US 8/ 5 mm circular needles.


Row 1: repeat row 33.

Row 2 and all even number rows: k3, p to last 3 sts, k 3.

Row 3: repeat row 35.

Row 5: k 3, {yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, *k 5, yo, k2togtbl, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2tog, yo, repeat from * to last 9 sts before center st, k 5, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3. 

Row 7: k 3, {yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, *k 7, yo, k2togtbl, k 1, k2tog, yo, repeat from * to last 11 sts before center st, k 7, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 9: k 3, {yo, (k2tog, yo) twice, *k 3, yo, s2kp2, yo, repeat from * to last 7 sts before center st, k 3, (yo, k2togtbl) twice, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3. 

Row 11: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, k 2, *yo, k 2, k2togtbl, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2tog, k 2, yo, k 1, repeat from * to last 3 sts before center st, k 1, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3.

Row 13: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, k 3, *yo, k 2, k2togtbl, yo, s2kp2, yo, k2tog, k 2, yo, k 1, repeat from * to last 4 sts before center st, k 2, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3. 

Row 15: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, k 4, *yo, k 4, s2kp2, k 4, yo, k 1, repeat from * to last 5 sts before center st, k 3, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3. 

Row 17: k 3, {yo, k2tog, yo, k 5, *yo, k 4, s2kp2, k 4, yo, k 1, repeat from * to last 6 sts before center st, k 4, yo, k2togtbl, yo}, k 1 (center st), repeat between {} once, k 3. 

Bind off all sts in a stretchy loose method. Cut yarn, weave in loose ends and block. 
















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