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Back To Shawls

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Cool mornings can lead into surprisingly warm afternoons as the sun makes its way towards the September equinox.  For those chilly start ups, the number one accessory to have on hand is a lightweight shawl, a cosy layer to slide over t shirts and summer tops while sitting on a park bench watching the kids play, sipping the first coffee of the day or making the commute to work.

This latest shawl design is knit in a softly-brushed blend of superfine alpaca and merino wool, to keep you comfortably warm with a wonderful airiness about it.  A subtle combination of stitch texture, the boho-inspired C H I C P A C A  S H A W L is designed in a simple wedge shape and accentuated with fringes.

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  C H I C P A C A   S H A W L

 

Finished Size: 48 cm/ 19 in x 223.5/ 88 in

Yarn: 4 (50g) balls Diamond Luxury Collection Chicpaca (col. 31)

Needles: 6 mm/ US 10 circular needle – 80 cm

Tension: 12 sts and 24 rows = 10 cm/ 4 in. over garter st.

Abbreviations

Kfb: Knit into front and back of stitch

Tbl: Through back loop

Yo: yarn over

 

Cast on 3 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K to last st, kfb = 4 sts.

Row 2 (WS): K2, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog = 4 sts.

Row 3 (RS): K to last 3 sts, k1tbl, k1, kfb = 5 sts.

Row 4 (WS): K2, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog = 5 sts.

Rep last 2 rows 18 times = 23 sts.

Row 41 (RS): [K1, p1] rep to last 3 sts, k1tbl, k1, kfb.

Row 42 (WS): K1, p1, yo, work in rib as set until 2 sts remain, k2tog.

Row 43 (RS): K1, [k1, p1] rep to last 3 sts, k1tbl, k1, kfb.

Row 44 (WS): As Row 42.

Rep Row 41 to 44 = 4 times.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 = 20 times.

Rep Row 41 to 44 = 5 times.

Rep Row 3 and 4 = 20 times.

Rep Row 41 to 44 = 5 times.

Rep Row 3 and 4 = 20 times.

Rep Row 41 to 44 = 5 times.

= 123 sts.

Cast off loosely in ribbing.

Fringes:

Cut 41 cm/ 16 inch lengths.  Attach 2 strands in every second st along cast off edge.

Design by: Michele Meadows