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"Cirrus" Baby Shawl from Patons Knitting Book No. 450

Square knitted baby shawl with pointed border

Materials and Size

Patons Beehive Pearl-Knit, 2-Ply
or Patons Beehive Lady Betty, 3-Ply

45 ins. x 45 ins - 9 balls

Knitting Needles, 1 pair UK No 7/4.5mm/US 7

Tension

To get these measurements it is absolutely necessary to work at a tension to produce 7 stitches to the inch in width, measured over plain, smooth fabric.

Special Abbreviations

Inc = Increase one stitch by knitting into the front, then the back of the same stitch

Pattern

The Centre

Cast on 128 stitches.

Knit 19 ins in garter stitch. Cast off loosely.

The Border

Join in wool and pick up and knit 128 sts evenly along one side of Centre.

Purl 1 row. Proceed as follows:

** 1st row: Inc once in first st, * yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, yo, K3, rep from * to last st, inc once in last st

2nd and alt rows: K1, purl to last st, K1.

3rd row: Inc once in first st, K1, * K3, yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, yo, rep from * to last 2 sts, K1, inc once in last st

5th row: Inc once in first st, K2, * yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, yo, K3, rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, K2tog, inc once in last st

6th row: As 2nd row. **

rep from ** to ** fifteen times, then 1st-4th rows incl once. Cast off loosely.

Chart for knitted baby shawl

Work a border on each of the remaining sides to correspond.

The Lace Edging

Cast on 8 stitches.

*** 1st row: K2, yo, K2tog, K2, yo, K2.

2nd and alt rows: Yo, K2tog, knit to end of row

3rd row: K2, yo, K2tog, K3, yo, K2.

5th row: K2, yo, K2tog, K4, yo, K2.

7th row: K2, yo, K2tog, K5, yo, K2.

9th row: K2, yo, K2tog, K6, yo, K2.

11th row: K2, yo, K2tog, K5, yo, K3tog, K1.

13th row: K2, yo, K2tog, K4, yo, K3tog, K1.

15th row: K2, yo, K2tog, K3, yo, K3tog, K1.

17th row: K2, yo, K2tog, K2, yo, K3tog, K1.

19th row: K2, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K3tog, K1.

20th row: Yo, K2tog, knit to end of row.

Rep these 20 rows eighteen times.

Lace knitting chart for baby shawl

To Make The Mitred Corner

1st row: K2, yo, K2tog, K2, yo, K2.

2nd and alt rows: Yo, K2tog, K6, turn.

3rd row: K1, yo, K2tog, K3, yo, K2.

5th, 7th and 9th rows: K6, yo, K2.

11th, 13th, 15th, 17th and 19th rows: K4, yo, K3tog, K1.

20th row: Yo, K2tog, K6 (8 sts on needle).***

Chart for knitted baby shawl

rep from *** to *** three times. Cast off loosely.

To Make Up

Using a flat seam sew up 4 corners of border. Sew cast off edge of lace edging to cast on edge. Placing mitred corners to corners of shawl, sew evenly around centre. Roll shawl in a damp towel for several hours, then spread out flat, pinning each point out separately with rustless pins and leave until dry.


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