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Gail (aka Nightsongs)

Materials: 1 skein of Hand Maiden Sea silk 4.5mm needles I used fingering weight yarn, but you can use any weight you desire. The “lacyness” of this shawl will depend on the needle size, the bigger the needles, the more lacy your shawl will be. You can make this shawl as long or short as you want. Remember that the amounts of yarn required will change depending on the shawl size and/or yarn choice. The one I knit has 7 pattern repeats. You can keep on knitting for as long as you like/have yarn. Gauge? Swatch? Lets just skip this, shall we? Instructions: Cast on 4 stitches and work 2 rows in garter st.. The border consists of two stitches on either side worked in garter st – those stitches are not shown in the charts. Wrong side rows of the chart are purled. On the next RS row (first row on the chart) you will do: 2st (border),2YO, 2st (border) Keep working following the first chart until the desired length.


Chart 1 – Right side Legend: g knit j yarn over (YO) s ssk (slip, slip, knit) (left leaning decrease) d knit 2 together (right leaning decrease) v s2tog, K, psso (slip 2 together,knit,pass slipped stitches over) (double centered decrease) Notes: The area in grey show one single leaf. The yellow column is the central one. If you wish, you can cut out the charts and glue them together, overlapping the yellow column on both charts. The empty squares are not stitches, just space holders so the charts are easier to visualize. Remember: the border stitches are not shown in the charts.

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Chart 1 – Left side Legend: g knit j yarn over (YO) s ssk (slip, slip, knit) (left leaning decrease) d knit 2 together (right leaning decrease) v s2tog, K, psso (slip 2 together,knit,pass slipped stitches over) (double centered decrease) Notes: The area in grey show one single leaf. The yellow column is the central one. If you wish, you can cut out the charts and glue them together, overlapping the yellow column on both charts. The empty squares are not stitches, just space holders so the charts are easier to visualize. Remember: the border stitches are not shown in the charts.

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The two charts above show the first repeat plus 2 RS rows. You'll notice that the shawl grows side ways by adding one leaf to each side and two at the center. The central leaves begin with double yarn overs. The way you work them on the WS rows is up to you. I prefer to do a purl,purl through the front loop, but feel free to do P,K or K,P. To make a shawl just like the one I did, repeat rows 3 through 33 seven times, paying attention to the fact that only the edge leaves and the central ones (the ones closest to the yellow column) begin with yarn overs. There is nothing stopping you from making the shawl longer. When you get the length you desire, go to the edge chart.


Edge Chart Legend: g knit j yarn over (YO) s ssk (slip, slip, knit) (left leaning decrease) d knit 2 together (right leaning decrease) v s2tog, K, psso (slip 2 together,knit,pass slipped stitches over) (double centered decrease) Notes: When you get to the edge, you will not make a double yarn over at the center. The chart shows the tip of one leaf and the filler stitches that go between the leaves. Repeat the chart lengthwise as many times as necessary. The empty squares are not stitches, just space holders so the charts are easier to visualize. Remember: the border stitches are not shown in the charts.

Bind off by *knitting one, returning it to the left needle, k2tog, return to the left needle*, repeat from * to * until there is only one st left, cut and tie the yarn and block.

This pattern is for personal, non commercial use only. All other uses require prior permission of the author. This includes distribution of this pattern through electronic or print media. You may print copies of this pattern for personal use, but you cannot sell them. Re-writing,re-charting and/or any other adaptations of this pattern will not be allowed without

written permission from the author. Š2009/2010 Jane Araújo


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