shawlette

Lingonberry Shawlette

The first knitting pattern I’ve ever designed – born of the need to teach a Continental knitting course. I wanted a pattern that used one skein of fingering-weight yarn and that started with regular stockinette stitch before getting into a lace pattern. This pattern may be used for free. It can be found wither below, or if you are a member of Ravelry.com, you can download the pdf there or right here: download now

MATERIALS
• Approx 330 yards of Handmaiden Casbah or other fingering weight yarn.
• Needles: 4mm 24” or longer circular needles. I also use a 6mm needle to bind off.
• Gauge: 20 stitches and 30 rows = 4”, although gauge is not crucial for this pattern.
• Finished measurements: approx. 54” wide and 20” long at center.
• Notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker(s)

ABBREVIATIONS
cs = center stitch
k = knit
k2tog = knit two together
p = purl
RS = right side
sl1 k2tog psso = slip one stitch, knit the next two stitches together, pass the first stitch over the stitch that you just knit
ssk = slip two stitches so that right leg is in back of needle
and knit them together as one stitch
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
INSTRUCTIONS
• Cast on 3 stitches.
• Knit 6 rows as garter stitch.
• Pick up and knit 3 stitches from the long edge, and 3 stitches from the cast-on edge. (9 stitches)

PART 1 (Stockinette)
Row 1 (WS) k3, yo, p to last 3 stitches from end, yo, k3. (11 stitches)
Row 2 (RS) k3, yo, k2, yo, place marker, k1 (this is the center stitch), yo, k2, yo, k3. (15 stitches)
Row 3 (WS) k3, yo, p to last 3 stitches from end, yo, k3. (17 stitches)
Row 4 (RS) k3, yo, k to cs, yo, slip marker, k1, yo, k to last 3 stitches, yo, k3 (21 stitches)

Repeat rows 3 & 4 25 more times. (171 stitches)

Row 55 Repeat row 3 once more. (173 stitches)

PART 2 (Lingonberry Lace)


NOTES
• All WS rows are as follows: k3, yo, p to last 3 stitches from end, yo, k3.
• Charts are located after the written instructions for the charted areas.Chart A Written Instructions
Row 56 (RS) k3, yo, k3, *yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat 8 times from *, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k1 *yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat 8 times from *, k2, yo, k3. (177 stitches)
Row 58 (RS) k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat 8 times from *, k1, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k2, *yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat 8 times from *, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3. (183 stitches)
Row 60 (RS) k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat 8 times from *, k2, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k3, *yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat 8 times from *, yo, k2, k2tog, k2 yo, k3. (189 stitches)
Row 62 (RS) k3, yo, k4, ssk, k2, yo, k1, *yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat 8 times from *, k3, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k4, *yo, k2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat 8 times from *, yo, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k3. (195 stitches)

Chart B Written Instructions
Row 64 (RS) k3, yo, k1, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 9 times from*, k4, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k5, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 9 times from*, yo, k3. (201 stitches)
Row 66 (RS) k3, yo, k3, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 9 times from*, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 9 times from*, k2, yo, k3. (207 stitches)
Row 68 (RS) k3, yo, k5, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 9 times from*, ssk, k2, yo, k2, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k2, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 9 times from*, k4, yo, k3. (213 stitches)
Row 70 (RS) k3, yo, k7, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 9 times from*, ssk, k2, yo, k3, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k3, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 9 times from*, k6, yo, k3. (219 stitches)

Chart C Written Instructions
Row 72 (RS) k3, yo, k4, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 10 times from*, k3, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k4, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 10 times from*, k3, yo, k3. (225 stitches)
Row 74 (RS) k3, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 10 times from*, k4, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k5, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 10 times from*, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k3. (231 stitches)
Row 76 (RS) k3, yo, k3, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 10 times from*, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 10 times from*, ssk, k2, yo, k3, yo, k3. (237 stitches)
Row 78 (RS) k3, yo, k5, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 10 times from*, ssk, k2, yo, k2, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k2, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, *ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k1, repeat 10 times from*, ssk, k2, yo, k5, yo, k3. (243 stitches)

PART 3 (Edging)


NOTE
All WS rows are as follows: k3, yo, p to last 3 stitches from end, yo, k3.Chart D Written Instructions
Row 80 (RS) k3, yo, k to marker, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k to last 3 stitches, yo, k3. (249 stitches)
Row 82 (RS) k3, yo, k1, *ssk, yo, repeat from * until 1 stitch before the marker, k1, yo, slip marker, k cs, yo, k1, *yo, ssk, repeat from * until last 4 stitches, k1, yo, k3. (255 stitches)
Row 84 (RS) k3, yo, k1, yo, *k3, sl1 k2tog psso, k3, yo, k1, yo, repeat 12 times from *, ssk, k2, yo, k cs, yo, k2, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, k3, sl1 k2tog psso, k3, repeat 12 times from *, yo, k1, yo, k3. (261 stitches)
Row 86 (RS) k3, yo, k4, *yo, k2, sl1 k2tog psso, k2, yo, k3, repeat 12 times from *, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k cs, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, *k3, yo, k2, sl1 k2tog psso, k2, yo, repeat 12 times from *, k4, yo, k3. (267 stitches)
Row 88 (RS) k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, *k1, yo, k1, sl1 k2tog psso, k1, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, repeat 12 times from *, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k cs, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, *yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl1 k2tog psso, k1, yo, k1, repeat 12 times from *, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k3. (273 stitches)
Row 90 (RS) k3, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, *k2, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, repeat 24 times from *, k2, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k cs, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, *yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k2, repeat 24 times from *, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, yo, sl1 k2tog psso, yo, k1, yo, k3. (279 stitches)

Row 92 (RS) Bind off loosely, removing stitch marker (I used a 6mm needle).

CHARTS (click on photo for a larger image)

FINISHING
• Weave in loose ends with tapestry needle.
• Block lightly, pinning edges out at tips of triangles.
• Wear & enjoy!

Copyright 2011, Andrea Arbour. All rights reserved. Pattern for personal use only.
Designer can be contacted at: aarbour@nbnet.nb.ca or on Ravelry: username=Aelorra

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