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Lace Blanket Shawl by Denise Twum

craft: knitting

sizes: one size

difficulty: intermediate

measurements: ~ 33� wide and 68� long

I wanted to showcase my recently acquired lace-knitting skills by making something beautiful and feminine for my mother. Looking through a few knitting books, I got inspired to put four lace patterns together. The edges of the small afghan are worked in one lace pattern, and the main body is three lace panels worked at the same time to give a highly textural blanket that is beautiful to look at and warm to snuggle under. 1


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stitch guide: KnitPicks Swish Worsted (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110 yd[101m ]/1.76 oz [50gm]; CYCA 4): Dove Heather, 11 skeins. US size 8 (5mm) 24” (or longer) circular needle Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge. 8 Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle

gauge: 17sts and 26 rows = 4” in Chevron Rib pattern pre-blocking 14 sts and 23 rows = 4” in Chevron Rib pattern post-blocking. To make swatch: With your needles, cast on 31 sts. Knit 7 rows in moss stitch pattern. Knit 8 repeats of the Chevron Rib patt, keeping 5 sts on each side in the moss stitch pattern. Knit 7 rows in moss stitch pattern and bind off. Block lightly. Measure between the two moss stitch borders to get gauge for the Chevron Rib Pattern. Notes: This pattern is made up of four easy lace panels, with three of the lace panels worked simultaneously in the center section. Please read through the pattern completely before beginning.

The Chevron Rib Pattern is from Classic Elite Yarns: Make it Modern book, and the Knotted Openwork, Moss Stitch Diamond Panel and Lacy Diagonals are all from Harmony Guides Lace & Eyelets: 250 Stitches to Knit, edited by Erika Knight.

Moss Stitch Edging Row 1 K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end. Row 2

P1, k1; rep from * to end.

Chevron Rib Pattern (multiple of 7 sts) Row 1 (RS) *K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * across Row 2 (WS)

Purl.

Row 3

*K2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk; rep from * across.

Row 4

Purl.

Rep Rows 1-4 for Chevron Rib.

Knotted Openwork (multiple of 3 sts) Row 1 (RS) K2, *yo, k3, with left-hand (LH) needle lift first of 3 sts just knitted over the last 2; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2

(WS) Purl.

Row 3

K1, *k3, with LH needle lift first of the 3 sts just knitted over the last 2, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4

Purl.

Moss Stitch Diamond Panel (worked over 29 sts) Row 1 (RS) K13, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k13. Row 2 (WS)

Purl.

Row 3

K12, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k12.

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Row 22

P12, (k1, p1)2x, k1, p12.

Row 23

K9, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k9.

K11, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k11.

Row 24

P13, k1, p1, k1, p13.

Row 6

Purl.

Row 25

K10, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k10.

Row 7

K10, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k10.

Row 26

P14, k1, p14.

Row 8

Purl.

Row 27

K11, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k11.

Row 9

K9, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k9.

Row 28

Purl.

Row 10

P14, k1, p14.

Row 29

K12, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k12.

Row 11

K8, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k8.

Row 30

Purl.

Row 12

P13, k1, p1, k1, p13.

Repeat rows 1 - 30 for the Moss Stitch Diamond Panel.

Row 13

K7, k2tog, yo, k3, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k7.

Modified Lacy Diagonals (multiple of 6+1 sts) Row 1 (RS) *K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 14

P12, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p12.

Row 2 (WS)

Purl.

Row 15

K6, k2tog, yo, k3, (p1, k1)3x, p1, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k6.

Row 3

K2tog, *yo, k3, yo, (sl 1) twice, k1, p2sso; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, K3, yo, k2tog.

Row 16

P11, (k1, p1)3x, k1, p11. Row 4

Purl.

Row

*K1, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 6

Purl.

Row 7

K2, *yo, (sl 1) twice, k1, p2sso, yo, k3; rep from * to last 5 sts, yo, (sl 1) twice, k1, p2sso, yo, k2.

Row 8

Purl.

stitch guide: Moss Stitch Diamond Panel (continued) Row 4 Purl. Row 5

Row 17

Row 18 Row 19

K5, k2tog, yo, k3, (p1, k1)4x, p1, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k5 P10, (k1, p1)4x, k1, p10. K7, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2, (p1, k1)3x, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k7.

Row 20

P11, (k1, p1)3x, k1, p11.

Row 21

K8, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2, (p1, k1)2x, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k8.

Repeat rows 1-8 for Lacy Diagonals. 3


Instructions

Note: the panels on either side of the center panel may not end exactly at the end of a pattern repeat; this is not important.

Cast on 103 stitches. Note: The stitch count includes one stitch on each side for a selvedge. For the selvedge, on EVERY ROW of this afghan, knit the first stitch and slip the last stitch wyif.

Section D Moss Stitch Divider Beginning with a RS row, work all sts in Moss St for 8 rows.

Work 8 rows of Moss Stitch pattern (see Stitch Guide), remembering to work selvedge sts.

Section E Final Chevron Rib section

Section A Beginning Chevron Rib section Row 1

Row 1 (RS)

Selvedge st, pm, work 5 sts in Moss St (see Stitch Guide), pm, work 13 repeats of row 1 of Chevron Rib pattern, pm, work 5 sts in Moss St, pm, end with selvedge st.

Selvedge st, pm, work 5 sts in Moss St (see Stitch Guide), pm, work 13 repeats of row 1 of Chevron Rib pattern, pm, work 5 sts in Moss St, pm, end with selvedge st.

Continue in pattern as established, working rows 1-4 of Chevron Rib pattern 15 times.

Continue in pattern as established, working rows 1-4 of Chevron Rib pattern 15 times.

Work 8 rows Moss Stitch pattern and then bind off all sts loosely (you can go up a needle size or two for binding off if necessary).

Section B Moss Stitch Divider

Finishing Soak the shawl in some lukewarm water with a few drops of wool wash or baby shampoo for 30 mins to an hour. Rinse gently with lukewarm water about two or three times, and gently squeeze water out. Roll shawl in a towel to get more water out, and block to desired measurements.

Work all sts in Moss St for 8 rows. Section C Main Body Setup Row (RS) Selvedge st, sm, work 5 sts in Moss St, pm, (work Row 1 of Knotted Openwork) 9 times, pm, work 5 sts in Moss St, pm, work Row 1 of Moss Stitch Diamond Panel, pm, work 5 sts in Moss st, pm, work repeats of Row 1 of Modified Lacy Diagonals over next 25 sts, pm, work 5 sts in Moss st, pm, selvedge st.

Original design by Denise Twum Denise was introduced to knitting by her supervisor while working at her college’s science library in 2006. Knitting kept her company as she traveled to five countries for a year of independent research, and she’s been addicted ever since. You will most likely find her watching a lengthy Bollywood movie or Korean drama while knitting. You can email her at niseyknits@gmail.com and keep up with her knitting exploits at www.niseyknits.com.

Continue working the pattern as established, slipping the markers when you come to them. Work until rows 1 - 30 of the Moss Stitch Diamond Panel have been worked 7 times. 4


Chevron Rib Chart

Key cdd (centered double decrease) : slip 2 sts together, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over together k (knit) : Knit on RS, purl on WS k2tog (knit 2 together) : Knit 2 sts together

Knotted Openwork Chart yo (yarn Over) : Bring yarn to front lsd (lifted decrease) : K1, with LH needle lift first of 3 sts just knitted over the last 2 ssk (slip, slip, knit) : slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, insert LH needle in front legs of knit sts, k sts together

Modified Diagonal Chart

p (purl) : Purl on RS, knit on WS s2kp (slip, k2tog, pass) : slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over

skp (slip, knit, pass) : slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over

Schematic

It is of the utmost importance to Tangled to provide accurate and well-written patterns. All Tangled patterns have been carefully edited for errors. If you think you may have found a mistake please contact the Stix Chix at contact@stixyarn.com This pattern is copyright 2012 by Denise Twum and may not be distributed in any way. Photos by Brittany Tyler.

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Moss Stitch Diamond Chart

Key cdd (centered double decrease) : slip 2 sts together, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over together k (knit) : Knit on RS, purl on WS k2tog (knit 2 together) : Knit 2 sts together yo (yarn Over) : Bring yarn to front lsd (lifted decrease) : K1, with LH needle lift first of 3 sts just knitted over the last 2 ssk (slip, slip, knit) : slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, insert LH needle in front legs of knit sts, k sts together p (purl) : Purl on RS, knit on WS s2kp (slip, k2tog, pass) : slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over

skp (slip, knit, pass) : slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over

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