This is a simple trangular shawl knitted from the neck down. Leaf spine and gathered details make it interesting and somewhat cute :)
I used 3.0 mm (US2½) circular needles and about 837 meters (915 yards) = 135 gramms of Schachenmayr Nomotta Rheuma Thermal Wolle (100% wool, 50 g = 310 m) in very light mint green.
Gauge is not important for this project, and even if it was, I am not able to give you this information, as the shawl is no longer with me :)
The charts are hand made, I know they aren't pretty. But as some of you know, I am still (!) experiensing problems with my computer, so this is as good as it gets for now. You can understand it, right? That's the most important. I'll upload new charts later. At least I hope so ;)
Remember, if you don't like it, you don't need to knit it ;)
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me on Ravelry
. Messages are most welcome!
So, here she comes - Dottie!
Cast on 3 sts. You might want to use provisional cast on, but long tail cast on works as well.
Knit 12 rows.
Next row: k3, pick up and knit 7 sts along the long side of the knitted piece, pick up and knit 3 sts along cast on edge.
Row 2 (WS): k3, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k3.
Row 3 (RS): k3, yo, k1, yo, p2, k1, p2, yo, k1, yo, k3.
From now on, on the worng side work sts as they present, purl yos.
The pattern is now established. Work 3 first and 3 last sts of every row in garter stitch. Make 4 increases in every right side row by working 1 yo inside of edge sts, and 1 yo on the both side of central (leaf) pattern.
NB! Edge stitches and increases are not shown in the charts!
After first 4 rows, start leaf pattern on 5 central sts (p2, k1, p2) according to the chart 1. Notice, that the amount of sts is not the same in every row of leaf pattern. Work side sections in stockinette stitch.
To make it easier here are couple of next rows:
Row 5: k3, yo, k3, yo, p2, k1, p2, yo, k3, yo, k3.
Row 7: k3, yo, k5, yo, p2, k3 out of 1, p2, yo, k5, yo, k3.
Row 9: k3, yo, k7, yo, p2, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p2, yo, k7, yo, k3.
Continue working untill you've knit 39 rows of leaf pattern.
Work next 5 rows (starting with the wrong side row, row 40 of leaf pattern, last row of second leaf) as follows:
Work edge sts in garter stitch as before, work side panels sts in garter stitch, except for yarn overs (purl on wrong side), work central sts in leaf pattern. You'll have 3 ridges on the right side of the work after these 5 rows are complete.
Row 6: k3 (edge sts), yo, knit every stitch of side panel f&b (front and back of the stitch, making two sts out of one), yo, leaf pattern according to chart, yo, f&b every stitch of side panel, yo, k3.
Row 7 (WS): k3, purl to the central sts, work central sts in leaf pattern, purl to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 8-15: work side panels in stockinette sts, remember to make increases on both sides.
Row 16 (RS): k3, yo, k4, *k2tog*, repeat till last 4 sts of side section, k4, yo, work leaf pattern; work left side the same way.
Rows 17-21: work side panels in garter sts as first 5 rows of gathered stripe.
You will now (most probably ;)) have 63 sts for each side panel.
Next 2 rows: work side palens in stockinette, work increases and leaf pattern as established.
Start eyelet pattern according to chart 2. Work rows 1-48 twice, after that work rows 1-3. Important! Read chart from right to left for both sides of the shawl, do not mirror.
Make another gathered stripe starting with the WS row as the first one. At the same time make decreases according to chart 3 after 9th repeat of leaf pattern. Leaf pattern stitches are decreased to one stitch. Continue working this stitch as knit between yarn overs.
You should now have 185 sts for each side panel.
Rows 1-10: work in stockinette stitch. 195 sts for each side panel.
Row 11: start working according to chart 4A for the right side and 4B for the left side of the shawl. Read both charts from right to left.
Work rows 1-22.
Bind off all stitches, make sure the egde is loose and stretchy.
Soak in cool water, gently squeeze excess water out. I find it effective to wrap shawl into large towel, put it to the floor and step on it.
Block with pins on smooth surface, let dry completely. Weave in all ends. Wear with joy :)