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

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Traditional Shetland knit baby shawl

Materials and Size

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

46 ins x 46 ins - 7 balls

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

Pattern

The Centre

Cast on 3 stitches.

1st row: Yo, knit to end of row. rep 1st row until there are 71 loops up each side of work

Next row: Yo, K3tog, knit to end of row.

Rep last row until 3 sts remain. Cast off.

The Shawl may be made larger by repeating the 1st row as given for centre until extra loops, divisible by 10 and 1 over, i.e., 81 loops, 91 loops, etc, are obtainable at each side, then for every extra 10 loops there will be one more patt in border at each side of shawl.

The Border

With right side of work facing, pick up and knit loops from one side.

Knit 1 row.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: Yo, K1, * (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) twice, K1, (K2tog, yo) twice, K1, rep from * to end of row.

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

3rd row: Yo, K3, * yo, slip 1, K1, psso, yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, yo, K2tog, yo, K3, rep from * to end of row.

5th row: Yo, K5, * yo, slip 1, K1, psso, K1, K2tog, yo, K5, rep from * to end of row.

7th row: Yo, K7, * yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, yo, K7, rep from * to end of row.

9th row: Yo, K7, * K2tog, yo, K1, yo, slip 1, K1, psso, K5, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.

11th row: Yo, K2, * yo, slip 1, K1, psso, K3, K2tog, yo, K3, rep from * to last 9 sts, yo, slip 1, K1, psso, K3, K2tog, yo,K2.

13th row: Yo, K2, * (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) twice, K1, (K2tog, yo) twice, K1, rep from * to last st, K1

15th row: Yo, K4, * yo, slip 1, K1, psso, yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, yo, K2tog, yo, K3, rep from * to last st, K1

17th row: Yo, K1, K2tog, yo, K1, *(yo, slip 1, K1, psso) twice, K1, (K2tog, yo) twice, K1, rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, slip 1, K1, psso, K1.

19th row: Yo, K1, K2tog, * yo, K3, yo, slip 1, K1, psso, yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, yo, K2tog, rep from * to last 6 sts, yo, K3, yo, slip 1, K1, psso, K1

20th row: As 2nd row.

Chart for knitted baby shawl

Rep these 20 rows twice, then 1st - 19th row inclusive once.

Next row: K1, purl to last st, K1 (150 sts on needle.)

Cast on 20 sts (these 20 sts form beg of Lace Edging).

The Lace Edging

1st row: K2, yo, K1, (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) three times, K2, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, turn (the last 2 sts knitted together are one st from lace edging, and one st from border, thus attaching lace edging to border of the shawl. The lace edging is attached in this manner every alt row as instructed).

2nd and alt rows: Slip 1, K4, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, purl to last 2 sts, K2.

3rd row: K2, yo, K3, (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) three times, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, turn.

5th row: K2, yo, K5, (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) twice, K2, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, turn.

7th row: K2, yo, K7, (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) twice, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, turn.

9th row: Slip 1, K1, psso, K1, yo, slip 1, K1, psso, K3, (K2tog, yo) three times, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, turn.

11th row: Slip 1, K1, psso, K1, yo, slip 1, K1, psso, K1, (K2tog, yo) three times, K2, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, turn.

13th row: Slip 1, K1, psso, K1, yo, slip 1, K2tog, psso, (yo, K2tog) twice, yo, K3, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, turn.

15th row: Slip 1, K1, psso, K2, (K2tog, yo) three times, K2, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, turn.

16th row: As 2nd row.

These 16 rows complete one patt. Repeat these 16 rows until all sts from the border have been worked up.

Chart for knitted baby shawl

Slip sts of lace edging on spare needle to be carried forward for next border.

With right side of work facing begin again from the beginning of the border.

After working each border, pick up sts of last row of lace edging and continue in patt.

When the 4 sides are completed, cast off sts of lace edging. Sew tog the cast on and cast off edges of lace edging.

To Make Up

Lay Shawl flat on a table right side up.

Sew tog corners of border by sewing in herringbone st as follows:

Thread a wool needle with a length of wool approximately 1 yard long and join in the first loops of the piece on right hand side at lower edge. Leave a length of about 3 inches to darn in afterwards.

Cross to the left piece and bring needle up through the first loop,

* pass the needle under the bar just made and cross to right piece bringing needle up through the next loop.

Pass needle under bar and up through the next loop on left piece,

rep from * up the work to the beginning of the border.

Darn in end of wool. Join other three sides in the same manner.

Roll 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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