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free knit ruffled shawl

Merino 5 Superwash 100% merino wool
Ruffled Shawl
Designed by Gail Tanquary

This graceful shawl is a triangle shape and finished around the edges with a lovely bell-shaped ruffle.

Materials
10 - 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Merino 5, 100% superwash merino wool, #2302 "baby blues"
Size 10 straight needles
Size 10 - 35" circular needle
Stitch marker
Size: 27" x 60"
The last st on each wrong-side row will be slipped with yarn in front.

Abbreviations:
BO-bind off; CO-cast on; cont-continue; Dec-decrease; estab-established; inc-increase; K- knit; K1b-knit one in back of stitch; m1-make one stitch; P-purl; PM-place marker; PU-pick up; Rem- remaining; Rep-repeat; RS-right side; sl 1-slip one; St st-Stockinette Stitch; St(s)-stitch (es); tog-together; wyif-with yarn in front; WS- wrong side; YO-yarn over.

Instructions
Using straight needles, CO 2 sts.

Row 1: Inc in first st, K1. (3 sts)
Row 2: K
Row 3: K1, inc in next st, 1 (4 sts)
Row 4: K to last st, sl 1 wyif.
Row 5: K to last 2 sts, inc in next st, K1.
Row 6: K to last st, sl 1 wyif
Repeat rows 5 and 6 until there are 11 sts on needle, ending with row 6. (11 sts)

Begin pattern:
Row 1: K to last 2 sts, inc, K1. (12 sts)
Row 2: P 2, PM, K to last st, sl 1 wyif.
Row 3: K to last 2 sts, inc, K1 (13 sts)
Row 4: P to marker, K to last st, sl 1 wyif.
Repeat last 2 rows until there are 15 sts on needle. End by working Row 3.
Next row: K to last st, sl 1 wyif. This forms a garter ridge on the right side.
Cont in this manner, working a garter ridge on every 10th row (i.e. when there are 10, 15, 20 sts on needle) until there are 95 sts on needle.

Change to circular needle when there are too many sts for straight needles.
Work 10 rows even, ending with garter ridge on right side. Begin decreasing:
Row 1: K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.
Row 2: P to marker, K to last st, sl 1 wyif.
Rep these 2 rows until 90 sts remain on needle, then work garter ridge as established.
Cont in this manner until 12 sts remain on needle. Cont decreasing, but working remaining wrong-side rows in K instead of P.
Last row: K2 tog. Do not fasten off. Turn, and working across bottom edge of shawl, pick up and knit 19 sts along edge to first single garter ridge, then PU and K 7 sts between each garter ridge, and 1 st in each garter ridge across shawl to last single garter ridge; PU and K 19 sts to end.

Begin ruffle:
Row 1: *K3, P1* across row, ending K3. (This is a wrong-side row)
Row 2: *P3, K1B*, ending P3.
Row 3: Repeat row 1
Row 4: *P3, m1, K1, m1*, ending P3.
Row 5: *K3, P3*, ending K3
Row 6: *P3, m1, K3, m1*, ending P3.
Row 7: *K3, P5*, ending K3.
Row 8: *P3, m1, K5, m1,* ending P3.
Row 9 *K3, P7*, ending K3
Row 10: *P3, K7*, ending P3.
Rep rows 9 and 10 until ruffle measures 3.5" from picked up edge. End by working a WS row.

Bind off loosely, k the K sts and P the P sts. Fasten off.


Designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop,  Alameda Yarn Co., in Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.

copyright 2008 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. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5 are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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