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Sausalito Shawlette
Sausalito Shawlette

Sausalito Shawlette (detail)


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Designed by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns

Description:  The shawl features eyelets and center decreasing to form the triangle.  The beautiful peaked lace border is worked last from the bottom edge.  The soft color changing eliminates the need for manual striping.  This is a good project for learning mitered decreasing and eyelet decoration, and it looks fabulous, too.

Level:  Easy/Intermediate

Size:  Adult


Gauge:  6 sts = 1" in St st

Abbreviations:  m1- "make 1" = lift the bar between the sts onto the left hand needle and knit it to increase by 1 st.


Note:  Piece is worked back and forth in rows on circular needles
Cast on 5 sts.

1- K1, inc in next st, K1, inc in next st, K1 (7 sts)
2- K
3- K1, inc in next st, K1, yo, K1, yo, K1, inc in next st, K1 (11 sts)
4- K
5- K1, inc in next st, K3, yo, K1, yo, K3, inc in next st, K1 (15 sts) (place a pin marker around the center st)
6- K4, P to last 4 sts, K4.
7- K4, yo, K1, m1, K to center st, yo, K1, yo, K to last 5 sts, m1, K1, yo, K4.
8- K 4, P to last 4 sts, K4.

Repeat rows 7 and 8 until there are 43 sts on each side of center st. End by working a right-side row.

Note: there will always be a multiple of 3 +1 on each side of center st.

Continue as follows:

1 (wrong side)- K (this will form a garter ridge on the right side of the work).
2- K4, yo, K1, m1, K to center st, yo, K1, yo, K to last 5 sts, m1, K1, yo, K4
3- K4, P to last 4 sts, K4.
4- Repeat row 2
5- Repeat row 3
6- Repeat row 2

Repeat these 6 rows until there are 151 sts each side of center stitch. Work row 1 once more.  (151 ea side of center s + center st = 303 sts)

Preparation row for beginning lace border:
K to last 5 sts, m1, K5 (no center increases are made on this row). - 304 sts total (a multiple of 5 + 4 is required for border). Purl one more wrong-side row.

Begin lace border:

Cast on 4 sts, using cable cast on method.
1 (rs)- K2, yo, K1, K2 tog (last edging st together with 1 st from shawl edge). Turn.
2- Sl 1 as to purl with yarn in front, K4. Turn.
3- K2, yo, K2, K2 tog. Turn.
4- Sl, K5. Turn.
5- K2, yo, K3, K2 tog. Turn.
6- Sl, K6. Turn.
7- K2, yo, K4, K2 tog. Turn.
8- Sl 1, K7. Turn.
9- Bind off 4, K2, K2 tog. Turn.
10- Sl 1, K3. Turn.

Repeat these 10 rows across width of scarf. Bind off all sts after last repeat.


Pattern Copyright 2012 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. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Sausalito are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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May 2012