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Panda Silk DK Fan Shawl

designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns.

Materials:
7 - 50 gr balls Crystal Palace Panda Silk DK
[note: the model shawl used exactly 6 balls of Panda Silk DK, but we recommend getting 7 balls to be sure to have enough.]
Crystal Palace Bamboo circular Size 6 - 26"
Crystal Palace Bamboo circular Size 5 - 35" 

Size: 24 x 58"
(Note: To make the shawl 9" wider, add one more row of fans before finishing. This will require 2 additional skeins of yarn). This shawl is knitted in the modular fashion. See the layout diagram at the bottom of this page.

MODULE 1: (edits in rows 10-13 made 9/28/09)
CO 50 sts using #6 needle
1 (wrong side) Knit
2 Knit
3 Purl
4 K1, *K2 tog, yo* to last st, K1.
5 Purl
6 K1, *yo, K2tog* to last st K1.
7 Purl
8 K5, *K2 tog* to last 5 sts, K5.
9 Knit
10 - 12 Knit
13 Purl
14 Repeat row 4
15 Purl
16 Repeat row 6
17 Purl
18 K5, *K2 tog* to last 5 sts, K5. (20sts)
19-20 Knit
21 Purl
22 K2, *K2 tog* to last 2 sts, K2. (12 sts)
23 Purl
24 K1, *K2 tog* to last st, K1. (7 sts)
25 Purl
26 K1, *K2 tog* to end. (4 sts)
27 Purl
28 K 2 tog twice. (2 sts).
29 Purl 2 tog. Fasten off.

MODULE 2: CO 25 sts, with right side facing, pick up and knit 25 sts along right side of module 1. Complete as for module 1.

MODULE 3: Pick up and knit 25 sts along left side of module 1. Turn and using cable cast on, CO 25 sts. Complete as for module 1.

Continue adding modules as shown in drawing below.

HALF MODULES at top of shawl:

Cast on 25 sts, pick up and knit 25 sts along left side of module at right edge of shawl.
1 Knit
2 K1, K2 tog, K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.
3 Purl
4 K1, K2 tog, K1, *K2 tog, yo* to last 4 sts, K1, K2 tog, K1.
5 Purl
6 K1, K2 tog, K1, *yo, K2 tog* to last 4 sts, K1, K2 tog, K1.
7 Purl
8 K1, K2 tog, K3, *K2 tog* to last 6 sts, K3, K2 tog, K1.
9 Knit
10 K1, K2 tog, K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1.
11 Knit
12 K1, K2 tog, *yo, K2 tog* to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1. (22 sts)
13 Purl
14 K1, K2 tog, *K2 tog, yo* to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1. (20 sts)
15 Purl
16 K1, K2tog, K1, *K2 tog* to last 4 sts, K1, K2 tog, K1. (12 sts)
17 Purl
18 K1, K2 tog, K to last 3 sts, K2 tog, K1. (10 sts)
19 Purl

Place remaining 10 sts on string, using it as a stitch holder.
Repeat the half motif across top of shawl, picking up sts as for full motifs.

Border
Using size #5 circular needle, with right side facing, pick up and knit 14 sts across top of fan, knit across 10 sts on holder, pick up and knit 14 sts across remaining half of fan (38 sts across top of each section).
Repeat across all fans. Knit 5 rows garter stitch. Bind off loosely (using size 6 needle for bind off is recommended to help keep it loose).


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


copyright 2009 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 Panda Silk DK are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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