Original intended release date: August 21, 2010. See explanatory post.
For this shawl I wound up using two different weights of yarn because I didn't have enough of either kind to knit the whole thing. I'm pleased with the results, though; the lighter yarn gives it a nice soft edge. You could, of course, knit the entire shawl in a single type of yarn, and many different weights would work.
The Doll's Triangular Lace Shawl is worked flat from the top down and the center out in one piece. A simple lace repeat can be adjusted to make the shawl larger or smaller, and a slightly ruffled border finishes it.
This pattern is available for FREE.
Yarn: You will need approximately 70 yards of a sport-weight wool and approximately 30 yards of a fingering-weight wool to duplicate the pictured shawl. However, the shawl will work with almost any yarn weight and fiber. (Pictured: Jo-Ann Sensations Kashmira in Cream – sport, 1 skein / 100g / 284 yards, 100% wool; and Red Heart Heart & Sole in Ivory -- fingering, 1 skein / 50g / 213 yards, 70% wool / 30% nylon)
US size 7 needles
stitch marker (optional)
Gauge: Not particularly important.
Finished Measurements: Finished shawl will measure approximately 8 inches down the center and approximately 16 inches tip-to-tip. It is intended to fit an 18" doll such as the American Girl doll. Instructions for adjusting the size are included.
Symbols and Abbreviations Used:
k = knit
(x) = repeat x as indicated
k2tog = knit the next 2 sts together as one st.
ssk = slip slip knit: Slip one stitch, then slip the next. Insert left needle into the front loops of the slipped stitches and knit them together through the back loops.
yo = yarn over
CO = cast on
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
With heavier of the two yarns, CO 5 sts.
Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 2: (k1, yo) 4 times, k1. 9 sts.
Row 4: k1, yo, k2tog, yo, (k1, yo) 3x, ssk, yo, k1. 13 sts.
You may wish to place a stitch marker in the center stitch.
Row 6: k1, yo, (k2tog, yo) to center 3 sts, (k1, yo) 3x, (ssk, yo) to last st, k1. 17 sts.
RS Rows 8-50: Repeat Row 6. 105 sts.
At this point the shawl should measure approximately 7 inches down the center and approximately 14 inches tip-to-tip. To adjust the size, do more or fewer repeats of Row 6.
Row 52: Switch to lighter yarn. (k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo) to center st, k1, yo, (k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1, yo) to last 4 sts, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1. 157 sts.
RS Rows 54-56: Repeat Row 6. 165 sts.
Row 57 (WS):Purl.
Loose Bind Off:
1. Knit 2.
2. Pass the first knitted stitch over the second knitted stitch, leaving 1 st on the right needle.
3. Slip the stitch on the right needle back to the left needle.
4. Repeat Steps 1-3 until all sts have been worked.
Using tapestry needle, weave in all loose ends. Block shawl to finished dimensions.
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