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Shetland Isle Shawl from Patons Knitting Book No. 450

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Traditional Shetland knitted lace baby shawl

Materials and Size

Patons Beehive Lady Betty, 2-Ply

50 ins x 50 ins - 6 balls

Patons Beehive Knitting Needles, 1 pair each UK Nos 4 and 7, metric 6mm and 4.5mm, or US 10 and 7

Tension

To get these measurements it is absolutely necessary to work at a tension to produce 7 stitches to two inches in width measured over plain, smooth fabric on larger needles. (Note from Sarah: the original pattern states 7sts per inch but this would only give you a shawl 25 inches square and also doesn't suit the size of the needles stated).

Pattern

Centre

Using larger Needles, cast on 180 stitches.

Knitting chart for lace baby shawl

** 1st row: * K1, (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) three times, K3, rep from * to end of row.

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

3rd row: * K2, (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) three times, K2, rep from * to end of row.

5th row: * K3, (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) three times, K1, rep from * to end of row.

7th row: * K4, (yo, slip 1, K1, psso) three times, rep from * to end of row.

9th row: * K2, (K2tog, yo) three times, K2, rep from * to end of row.

11th row: * K1, (K2tog, yo) three times, K3, rep from * to end of row.

12th row: K1, purl to last st, K1. ** rep from ** to ** until work measures 42 ins. from commencement, ending with a purl row. Cast off loosely.

The Border

Using smaller Needles, cast on 10 stitches.

Knitting chart for lace baby shawl

*** 1st row: Slip 1, (K1, yo, K2tog) twice, (yo) twice, (that is, wind wool twice round needle. In following row each loop will be worked as a st, thus making 2 sts), K2tog, K1.

2nd row: Slip 1, K1, (K1, P1) into (yo) twice of previous row (that is, knit into 1 loop and purl into 2nd loop of 2nd yo), K2, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog

3rd row: Slip 1, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K4.

4th row: Inc once in first st, K5, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog

5th row: Slip 1, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, * (yo) twice, K2tog, rep from once, K1.

6th row: Slip 1, K1, * (K1, P1) into (yo) twice of previous row, K1, rep from * once, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog

7th row: Slip 1, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K7.

8th row: K9, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog

9th row: Slip 1, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, * (yo) twice, K2tog, rep from * twice, K1.

10th row: K2, * (K1, P1) in (yo) twice of previous row, K1. Rep from * twice, K1, yo,K2tog, K1, yo, k2tog

11th row: Slip 1, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog, K10.

12th row: K3, K2tog, K7, yo, K2tog. K1, yo, K2tog

13th row: Slip 1, (K1, yo, k2tog) twice, * (yo) twice, K2tog, rep from * three times. K1.

14th row: K2, * (K1, P1) in (yo) twice of previous row, K1, rep from * three times, (K1, yo, K2tog) twice.

15th row: Slip 1, (K1, yo, K2tog) twice, K13.

16th row: (K3, K2tog) twice, k5, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog

17th row: Slip 1, (K1, yo, K2tog) twice, * (yo) twice, K2tog, rep from * four times, K1.

18th row: K2, * (K1, P1) in (yo) twice of previous row, K1, rep from * four times, (K1, yo, K2tog) twice.

19th row: Slip 1, (K1, yo, K2tog) twice, K16.

20th row: The st on the right hand needle after casting off is counted as one st. Cast off 13 sts. loosely, K5, yo, K2tog, K1, yo, K2tog ***

Rep from *** to *** until work measures approximately 4¾ yards, ending with 20th row of patt.

Cast off.

To Make Up

Using a flat seam beg at one corner, sew border around centre, gathering it at corner to keep work flat. Sew cast off edge of border to cast on edge. 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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