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knit shawl - free pattern


Knit Shawl in Fizz + Kid Merino 

Crystal Palace Fizz - 2 balls (50g) #9526 tulips and
Crystal Palace Kid Merino - 1 ball (25 g) #4683 canyon
Crystal Palace DAISY needles 14" size 17 or CPY Bamboo needles 16" circular size 17
[I knit very loosely and I knit this on 15s, but most knitters will use 17s.]

Cast on 4 sts holding both yarns together throughout.
All of shawl is knit in garter st (knit all rows).
Inc 1 st at the beginning of each row. Continue knitting until the work measures 8 inches from beginning cast on.
Now increase 1 st at both beg and end of every row.
Continue knitting and increasing until you have 125-126 sts on needle.

Next row: *K1, inc 1 in next st (by knitting in front and back of st)* repeat these sts to end of row.
Knit one row.
Bind off loosely.

1. When increasing at edge of knitting, work your inc's one stitch in from the edge and you'll have a nicer edge finish than if you inc in the first and last sts.
2. The increases in the 2nd to last row give a softer final edge to the shawl than if you just bind off without the increasing. Binding off the 125 sts can make a tight edge, whereas the 1/3 inc in the number of sts at the end of your knitting leaves a soft edge.

Thanks to Julie A. for modeling the shawl.

copyright 2005 Susan C. Druding & Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Yarn shops carrying CP Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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Last revision of this page February 07, 2012