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Shetland Shawl Border

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Knitted sample of a wide zig-zag lace border with knit in oval edging.

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This pattern was first published in the Australasian newspaper on September 16th, 1865

Pattern

In Words

Cast on 49 stitches

Row 1 (RS): Slwyibk1, kfb, [yok2tog] 3 times, [sskk4, yok1] 5 times, k(50 sts).

Rows 2, and every wrong side row: Knit.

Row 3: Slwyibk1, [kfb] twice, [yok2tog] 3 times, [sskk3, yok2] 5 times, k(52 sts).

Row 5: Slwyibk2, yok1, yok2, [yok2tog] 3 times, [sskk2, yok3] 5 times, k(54 sts).

Row 7: Slwyibk1, k2togyok1, yok2togk1, [yok2tog] 3 times, [sskk1, yok4] 5 times, k5.

Row 9: Slwyibk1, k2togyok1, yok2togk1, [yok2tog] 3 times, [sskyok5] 5 times, k5.

Row 11: Slwyibk1, k2togyok1, yok2togk1, [yok2tog] 3 times, [k2, yok3, ssk] 5 times, k5.

Row 13: Slwyibk1, k2togyok1, yok2togk1, [yok2tog] 3 times, [k3, yok2, ssk] 5 times, k5.

Row 15: Slwyib, (k1, k2tog) twicek1, [yok2tog] 3 times, [k4, yok1, ssk] 5 times, k(52 sts).

Row 17: [K2tog] 3 times, [yok2tog] 3 times, [k5, yossk] 5 times, k(49 sts).

Row 18: Knit

Rows 1 to 18 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

Charted

Cast on 49sts.

Chart for knitting Pretty Shawl Border

Rows 1 to 18 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

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