Easy Knit Lace Shawl
By Jodie Gordon Lucas - Athens, OH
Using Number 15 needles cast on 69 stitches.
K1 YO k2togtbl (or Knit 2 together through the back loops. I ~think~ this is also called a slip slip knit).
Repeat this pattern until the end of the row.
Repeat Row 1 for the length of the shawl.
Tips and Ideas about this pattern:
A rectangular shawl - The pattern is based on a lace pattern called "basic faggoting" from Teach yourself Visually,
Knitting and Crocheting, Wiley Publishing,
2004. page 130. In its simplest form it is
cast on in multiple of 2 stitches
K1 *yo, ssk. Repeat from * to last st, K1
Rep row 1.
x=slip slip knit
The shawl looks like it has long stripes---with the yarn overs looking lacey and the knit/slip slip knit pairs looking solid.
If the stripes aren't easily visible after a few inches, something is wrong. Perhaps making a smaller
swatch (on 10 or 20 stitches) following the
directions above might help.
I've found that many times when a rectangular pattern becomes an unwilling triangle it is because the yarn is pulled over the needle
and to the back at the end of a row causing the last stitch to roll and appear as if there are 2 stitches. I find that teaching new knitters
to begin the row by first bringing the yarn from the left needle to their chin then dropping it will fix this tendency.
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