Deciding where, and how, to put increases in a shawl is always fun! Yes, for various shapes there are “rules” that should be followed, but by its very nature, yarn and knitting are flexible so the rules don’t always have to be followed exactly. This top-down shawl starts with a massive increase of stitches, as is typically found in old-fashioned knit doilies, then throws all the rules out the window and has increases “like a sprinkling of leaves” throughout the body.
October 10, 2018: Please see updated Chart E
44″ [112 cm] wide and 22″ [56 cm] deep at the widest point and from the center neck.
OziFarmer’s Market Silky Sock (55% Superwash BFL, 45% Silk. 438 yards/100 gms [400 meters/3.53 ounces]): Shown in Temptress. 1 skein
Size US 6 [4mm]: circular needles at least 40 inches [100 cm] long.
4mm Crochet Hook for Fancy Loop Bind Off.
16 sts and 18 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in lace pattern, blocked.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
Fancy Loop Bind Off Gathers: Insert your crochet hook through the number of sts listed, draw yarn through all those sts and the loop on your crochet hook as one.
Picot: Insert crochet hook into the 6th chain stitch made, yo and draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook as one.
3 into 3 gathers: K3tog, do not drop original st, yo, k3tog and drop original st from LH needle.
A Note about Double Yarn Overs: This shawl borrows techniques from old fashioned doilies; watch the return row on the charts to see how many stitches are worked into each group on rows 4 and 24.
updated October 10, 2018
Provisionally CO 3 sts. Work 13 rows of garter st (k every row), rotate piece 90 degrees, pick up and p 6 sts along one long edge, rotate piece 90 degrees and knit 3 sts from provisional cast on. Alternatively follow Knotions Garter Tab tutorial. (12 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K3, *yo, k1, repeat from* to last 3 sts, k3. (18 sts)
Row 2 (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Starting with row 3 of Chart A, work Charts A through E sequentially.
Fancy Loop Bind Off
With RS facing, using your crochet hook:
Crochet Row 1: (Gather 4 sts, chain 8) x 7, *(gather 4 sts, chain 8, gather 7, chain 8, (gather 4 sts, chain 8) x 5, gather 3 sts, chain 8, gather 5 sts, chain 8, gather 3 sts, chain 8, (gather 4 sts, chain 8) x 5 repeat from* to last 39 sts, gather 7, chain 8, (gather 4 sts, chain 8) x 7, gather 4 sts. Turn.
Crochet Row 2: Chain 10 stitches, insert hook through the opening created by the final chains of the bind off, sl st into that opening, *chain 10, sc into next loop, repeat from* to last loop. Turn.
Crochet Row 3: *Chain 9 stitches, make picot, chain 6, sl st into the opening created by the last loop on Chain Row 2, repeat from* to final loop. Cut thread and pull through final loop on crochet hook snuggly. Weave in ends.
Soak piece in cool water for at least 30 minutes, block to finished dimensions using the picots in the chained bind off for your pin points. Allow to completely dry before removing pins.
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.