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Shell Baby Shawl from Patons Knitting Book No 450

GArter stitch knit baby shawl with lace patterned edging

Size and Materials

Patons Beehive Baby Wool (fingering weight)

41 ins x 41 ins - 11 balls

UK No.8/4mm/US 6 knitting needles or needles required to achieve the correct gauge.

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 by knitting into the front, then the back of the same stitch

Pattern

The Centre

Cast on 2 stitches.

1st row: (Inc once in next st) twice.

2nd row: Inc once in first st, knit to end of row. Rep. 2nd row until side edge of work measures 28 ins.

Next row: K1, K2tog, knit to end of row.

Rep last row until 2 sts remain, K2tog, Fasten off.

The Border

Cast on 27 stitches. Knit 1 row. Proceed as follows:

Knitting chart for lace baby shawl

** 1st row: YO, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, yo, K16, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

2nd and alt rows: K2, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, knit to end of row, being sure to knit the YO at beg of previous row as 1 st

3rd row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) twice, yo, K15, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

5th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) three times, yo, K14, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

7th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) four times, yo, K13, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

9th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) five times, yo, K12, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

11th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) six times, yo, K11, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

13th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) seven times, yo, K10, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

15th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) eight times, yo, K9, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

17th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) nine times, yo, K8, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

19th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) ten times, yo, K7, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

21st row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) eleven times, yo, K6, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice. (Centre of Shell, 38 sts. on needle.)

23rd row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) eleven times, K6, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

25th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) ten times, K7, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

27th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) nine times, K8, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

29th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) eight times, K9, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

31st row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) seven times, K10, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

33rd row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) six times, K11, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

35th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) five times, K12, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

37th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) four times, K13, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

39th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) three times, K14, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

41st row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) twice, K15, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

43rd row: YO, (K2tog) twice, yo, K2tog, K16, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice.

44th row: K2, yo, K2tog, K1 yo, K2tog, K20.

(These 44 rows complete one Shell Patt.)

Work 5 more complete patts, then 1st to 12th rows inclusive of next patt. (33 sts. on needle)

To make mitred corner:

Knitting chart for lace baby shawl

Knitting chart for lace baby shawl

1st row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) seven times, yo, K10, yo, K2tog, K1, turn.

2nd row: Slip 1, K1, yo, K2tog, K27.

3rd row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) eight times, yo, K9, turn.

4th, 6th and 8th rows: Slip 1, knit to end of row.

5th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) nine times, yo, K6, turn.

7th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) ten times, yo, K3, turn.

9th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) eleven times, turn.

10th row: YO, K25. (Centre of Shell, 38 sts on needle)

11th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) ten times, turn.

12th and alt rows: Slip 1, knit to end of row.

13th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) nine times, turn.

15th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) eight times, turn.

17th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) seven times, turn.

19th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) six times, turn.

21st row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) five times, turn.

23rd row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) four times, turn.

25th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) three times, turn.

27th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) twice, turn.

29th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, yo, K2tog, turn.

31st row: YO, (K2tog) twice, turn.

32nd row: Slip 1, K2. (Centre of Mitre, 27 sts on needle.)

Proceed as follows:

1st row: YO, K2tog, * K1, insert right hand needle under the crossed loops before next st and pick up and knit 1 st, rep. from * ten times, K8, (yo, K2tog, K1) twice. (38 sts on needle)

2nd row: K2, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K31.

3rd row: YO, K2tog, K1, turn.

4th and alt. rows: Slip 1, knit to end of row.

5th row: YO, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, turn.

7th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) twice, turn.

9th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) three times, turn.

11th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) four times, turn.

13th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) five times, turn.

15th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) six times, turn.

17th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) seven times, turn.

19th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) eight times, turn.

21st row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) nine times, turn.

23rd row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) ten times, turn.

25th row: YO, K2tog, K1, (yo, K2tog) eleven times, turn. (Centre of Shell.)

27th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) eleven times, turn.

29th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) ten times, K3, turn.

31st row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) nine times, K6, turn.

33rd row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) eight times, K9, turn.

35th row: YO, (K2tog) twice, (yo, K2tog) seven times, K10, yo, K2tog, K1, turn.

36th row: Slip 1, K1, yo, K2tog, K26.

Work the 33rd to 44th rows incl of Border Pattern

This completes mitred corner. **

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

Make Up

Using a flat seam, sew cast off edge of the border to cast on edge. Placing mitred corners to corners of centre, 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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