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free knit Panda Silk DK
shawl pattern

Below: Heart Lace Border, center back

Below: View of shawl laid flat



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Panda Silk DK
I Love You Shawl 



Designed and Knit by Joanne Cole, Superior Knitting Patterns

Approximate Size: (One Size fits most)
36" on each side, and approximately 18" along the front edge.
Approx. Gauge: 10 sts/2 in.; 13 rows/2 in. in St st.
Gauge is not critical for garment sizing although if you knit at a different gauge, your garment size will be smaller or larger.

Materials:
• 7 50 gr balls, Crystal Palace Panda Silk DK, 50g-120 yds/skein, #8011 cranberry tones
Crystal Palace Bamboo Needle size 7 (5 mm) circular (35" and 26") or straight needles. Change needle size as needed to achieve gauge
• 4 Stitch markers
• 1 locking marker, coiless pin, or thread loop

Shawl is worked in rows, from the starting from the lower edge and working upward toward the shoulders. A long needle is more comfortable at the beginning due to the large number of stitches. As the number of stitches decreases a shorter needle can be used. I started with a 35" circular needle, and ended with the 26" circular needle. Straight needles can also be used.

Abbreviations:
M: Place or slip marker
SSK: Slip 1st st as to knit, Slip 2nd st as to knit, return sts to left needle, knit 2tog through back loops.
* *: This pattern block is repeated on each row and changes each row.
PSSO: Pass Slipped Stitch Over; Sl 1: Slip 1;
Double Decrease: Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO

WS: wrong side; YO: yarn over; 8x: repeat between *'s 8 times

Directions:
Cast on 315 sts with longer needle.
R1: (WS) K and place markers K138, M, K11, M, K17, M, K11, M, K138.
R2: (RS) K138, M, K9, K2tog, M, K17, M, SSK, K9, M, K138.
R3 and R5: (WS) K across, slipping markers.
R4: (RS) K138, M, K8, K2tog, M, K17, M, SSK, K8, M, K138.
R6: K138, M, K7, K2tog, M, K17, M, SSK, K7, M, K138.
R7: K2, P across, slipping markers, K2.

Heart Lace Edging:
R8: K2, * K8, YO, SSK, K7* 8x, M, K6, K2tog, M, *K8, YO, SSK, K7*, M, SSK, K6, M, *K8, YO, SSK, K7* 8x, K2.
R9, R11, R13, R15, R17, R19, R21, R23: K2, purl across, slipping markers, K2.
R10: K2, *K6, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K6* 8x, M, K5, K2tog, M, *K6, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K6*, M, SSK, K5, M, *K6, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K6* 8x, K2.
R12: K2, *K5, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K5* 8x, M, K4, K2tog, M, K5, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K5, M, SSK, K4, M, *K5, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K5* 8x, K2.
R14: K2, *K4, K2tog, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K4* 8x, M, K3, K2tog, M, *K4, K2tog, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K4*, M, SSK, K3, M, *K4, K2tog, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K4* 8x, K2.
R16: K2, *K3, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K3* 8x, M, K2, K2tog, M, *K3, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K3*, M, SSK, K2, M, *K3, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K3* 8x, K2.
R18: K2, *K2, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K2* 8x, M, K1, K2tog, M, *K2, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K2*, M, SSK, K1, M, *K2, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K2* x8, K2.
R20: K2, *K1, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K1* 8x, M, K2tog, M, *K1, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K1*, M, SSK, M, *K1, K2tog, YO, K2, K2tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K1* 8x, K2.
R21: K2, purl across, removing markers, K2. Mark center st with a locking marker, coiless pin, or yarn loop.
R22: K2, *K3, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K5, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K3* 7x, K3, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K5, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K2, K2tog, *K3, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K5, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K3*, SSK, K2, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K5, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K3, *K3, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K5, YO, Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO, YO, K3*7x, K2.
R23: K2, purl across, K2.
R24 and R26: K across, with a double decrease (Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO) worked on the center 3 sts.
R25 and R27: K across.
There should be 144 sts on each side of center st, for total of 289 sts.

Eyelet Lace:
There are 4 pattern rows for this section. The 4 rows can be repeated as many times as desired to produce the shawl length desired. The model garment worked these rows (100 rows total) until 25 pattern repeats were completed.
R1: (RS) K2, * YO, SSK*, K1, center double decrease, K1, *YO, SSK*, K2.
R2 and R4: (WS) K2, purl across, K2.
R3: K across, center double decrease, K across.

Garter Neck Edge:
R1: (RS) K to 1 st before center, Sl, K2tog, PSSO, K to end.
R2: (WS) K across.
Repeat R1 and R2 3 times, producing 4 garter stitch ridges. Bind off on the right side.


Designer’s Note: This shawl was designed for my daughter as she recuperated from major surgery. It is part prayer shawl, part garment and can fill either role. The soft warmth of the yarn comforts those in need of comfort, the machine washability makes the garment welcome in any setting. Make this shawl for the person who taught you to knit or someone else you love.


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