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Only 2 balls of Kid Merino
needed to knit this lace shawl.


Sweet Alyssum Shawl

A Free Lace Shawl Pattern
that uses only 2 balls of Kid Merino

Designed & Knit by Lisa Dykstra for Crystal Palace Yarns

Materials
2 - 25 gr balls Crystal Palace  Kid Merino #4680 'misty lilac'
Crystal Palace Bamboo size 4 circular needles or size needed
to obtain a nice lace fabric
stitch markers (or loops of contrasting color yarn)
1 - Bind off needle 1-2 sizes larger
Tools for blocking

Size: approx. 30" across longest side

Abbreviations:
bet = between; k = knit; k2tog = knit 2 sts together; p = purl; PU = pick up; rep = repeat; RS = right side; ssk = slip one st knitwise, slip one st purlwise, insert the left needle into the fronts of the two slipped sts and knit them together; st(s) = stitch(es); WS = wrong side; yo = yarn over

Instructions
Cast on 4 sts.
K 7 rows. Do not turn.
PU and K 3 sts along side of rectangle. Pick and K 4 sts along bottom of tab. You now have 11 sts.
Turn work, k4, p3, k4.
Set up rows
Row 1 (RS): k4, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k4
Row 2: k4, purl across to last 4 sts, k4
Row 3: k4, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, k4
Row 4: k4, purl across to last 4 sts, k4
Row 5: k4, yo, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5, yo, k4
Row 6: k4, purl across to last 4 sts , k4
Row 7: k4, yo, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7, yo, k4
Row 8: k4, purl across to last 4 sts, k4


Body of shawl
Begin chart or written directions follow.
Notes on chart:
Only right side rows are charted.
All wrong side rows are k4, purl across to last 4 sts, k4.
The chart represents of the shawl.
The 4 sts of garter ridges on each side and center st are not included on chart. So you need to k4, K chart, k1, K chart, k4. You may want to place a marker to mark garter st border and before center st to keep your place on chart.

Begin chart or work as follows:  [corrections in Sections 1 & 2; Rows 1-31 edited in 3/5/08; Row 5 & 11 edited 5/18/08; 17-19-21 edited 5/24/08]
Section 1
Row 1: k4, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, (center st), yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k4
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: k4, P across to last 4 sts, k4
Row 3: k4, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k4
Row 5: k4, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k4
Row 7: k4, yo, k15, yo, k1(center st), yo, k15, yo, k4
Row 9: k4, yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk*, k3, rep bet * once, k2, yo, k1, (center st), yo, k2, *, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk* , k3, rep bet * once, k2, yo, k4
Row 11: k4, yo, k2, *, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk*, k1, rep bet * once, k2, yo, k1, (center st), yo, k2, *, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk*, k1, rep bet * once, k2, yo, k4
Row 13:
k4, yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk*, k3, rep bet * once, k4, yo, k1, (center st), yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk*, k3, rep bet * once, k4, yo, k4
Row 15: k4, yo, k23, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k23, yo, k4
Row 17: k4, yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * once, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * once, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k4
Row 19: k4, yo, k2, *, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1*, rep bet * twice, k1, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1*, rep bet * twice, k1, yo, k4
Row 21: k4, yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * twice, k1, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * twice, k1, yo, k4
Row 23: k4, yo, k31, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k31, yo, k4
Row 25: k4, yo, k33, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k33, yo, k4
Row 27: k4, yo, p35, yo, k1 (center st), yo, p35, yo, k4 (note you are purling on this row)
Row 29: k4, yo, k37, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k37, yo, k4
Row 31: k4, yo, k39, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k39, yo, k4

Section 2 - this is essentially the same as Section 1 with more reps
Row 1:
k4, yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 3 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 3 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k4
Row 2 and all even numbered rows: k4, purl across to last 4 sts, k4
Row 3: k4, yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1*, rep bet * 3 times, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1*, rep bet * 3 times, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k4
Row 5: k4, yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 3 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 3 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k4
Row 7: k4, yo, k47, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k47, k4
Row 9: k4, yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 4 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 4 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k4
Row 11: k4, yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1*, rep bet * 4 times, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1*, rep bet * 4 times, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k4
Row 13: k4, yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 4 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 4 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k4
Row 15: k4, yo, k55, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k55, k4
Row 17: k4, yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 5 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 5 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k4
Row 19: k4, yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1*, rep bet * 5 times, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1*, rep bet * 5 times, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k4
Row 21: k4, yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 5 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3*, rep bet * 5 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, k4
Row 23: k4, yo, k63, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k63, k4
Row 25: k4, yo, k65, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k65, k4
Row 27: k4, yo, p67, yo, k1 (center st), yo, p67, yo, k4 (note you are purling on this row)
Row 29: k4, yo, k69, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k69, k4
Row 31: k4, yo, k71, yo, k1 (center st), yo, k71, k4

Section 3 and 4:
Continue as established in Sections 1 and 2 (thus doing 2 more sections) adding reps as needed and stopping after purled garter ridge (RS) row. Including this P row, do a total of 3 garter ridges (purling every row while maintaining yo increases as established). End after WS row.
On RS and with needle one to two sizes larger, bind off all sts using picot bind off.

How to picot bind off:
K a st without dropping it off needle. Now take the st on the right needle and slip it to left needle (you have made a new st). Rep this once more, two sts made. Now bind off 4 sts and slip remaining st from right to left needle. Rep this process of making 2 new sts then binding off 4 sts across all remaining sts. Weave in all ends. Block as desired.

About the Designer
Lisa Dykstra lives in Michigan. You can see more of her work on her blog,
http://www.ayenforyarn.blogspot.com


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