A Half Pi-shaped shawl is the ideal place for newer lace knitters to dip their toes into the water of lace knitting. (Or for experienced lace knitters who just want some comfort knitting.) All the shaping takes place outside of the patterning in this design which utilizes just a single type of decrease and simple yarn over increases.
Hike To Marion Falls mimics the play of the rocks and the water. The strong lines of the centered double decrease give landmarks and the yarn over increases mimic water droplets as the water flows from the garter tab beginning to the simple edge.
48-inch wingspan, 22-inch drop
Valley Yarns Charlemont, 60% Superwash merino/20% Mulberry Silk, 20% Polyamide 100 gms[3.53 oz] 439 yds [401 meters] 2 skeins, shown in Teal Blue.
Thanks to Webs for sponsoring the yarn for this design!
Size US 5 (3.75 mm): 40 inch [100 cm] circular needles.
smooth waste yarn for provisional cast on
T-pins and optional blocking wires for blocking.
20 sts and 24 rows =4inches [10cm] after blocking
- This pattern is worked flat from the top down in charted form.
- Beginning with Chart B, cdd’s will be on top of each other through the remaining charts.
- Gauge is not critical to this piece, however knitter’s gauge will affect final dimensions and yarn usage.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
Tab CO: Provisionally CO 3 sts and work 13 rows of garter stitch, turn work 90 degrees and pick up and p 6 sts, then pick up the 3 sts from your provisional cast on; 12 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K3, *k1, yo repeat from* to last 4 sts, k4; 17 sts.
Row 2 (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: K across.
Row 4: K3, *p1, yo, repeat from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3; 27 sts
Row 5: K across.
Row 6: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 7: K3, *k1, yo, cdd, yo, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4; no change in st cnt.
Row 8: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 9: K3, *k1, yo, repeat from* to last 4 sts, k4; 47 sts.
Row 10: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 11-18: Work Chart A rows 11-14 two times. (pattern repeat is 4 sts)
Row 19: K3, *k1, yo repeat from* to last 4 sts, k4; 87 sts.
Row 20: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 21-36: Work Chart B two times. (pattern repeat is 16 sts)
Row 37: K 3, *k1, yo repeat from* to last 4 sts, k4; 167 sts.
Row 38: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 39 -70: Work Chart C two times. (pattern repeat is 16 sts)
Row 71: K3, *k1, yo repeat from* to last 4 sts, k4; 327 sts.
Row 72: K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 73-104: Work Chart D two times. (pattern repeat is 32 sts)
Rows 105-136: Work Chart E one time, then proceed to finishing instructions. (pattern repeat is 32 sts)
Bind off as follows: Knit 2, return both stitches to the left hand needle and knit 2 together through the back loops, *knit 1, return two stitches from right hand needle to left hand needle and knit two together through back loops; repeat from * until all sts have been worked. Pull end through final stitch and cut yarn, leaving a 9 inch tail for weaving in. Weave in ends.
Soak piece in lukewarm water for at least 30 minutes. Using blocking wires, if desired across the top (flat)edge, stretch and use t-pins to pull out the final “water droplets”. Once dry, clip ends.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER – MARY E. ROSE
Mary learned to knit as a young child and it has had an impact on her life ever since. As a teen, when her friends were getting jobs at fast food restaurants, Mary worked at her LYS, where the hours and working conditions were much better. As with many knitters, when she couldn’t find patterns for what she wanted to knit, she started designing her own.