Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
Description: Mitered diamonds are formed by double decrease at the center of each motif. Stitches are picked up as you work subsequent motifs. Danube's slow-striping is accentuated by the dimaond shape and garter ridges.
Level: Easy (double dec to produce miter, picking up stitches)
Size: ~58" long x 28" high x 37" on side diagonal (see schematic below)
Gauge: 5 sts=1"
Abbreviations: BO-bind off; beg - begin (ning), CO-cast on; Dec-decrease; inc- increase; K-knit; patt-pattern; PM - place maker; PU- pick up; P-purl; rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); WS- wrong side
Cable Cast On: (Use this whenever casting on in this pattern.) Turn work and insert right needle between first 2 sts on left needle, pull up a loop, twist and place on left needle. Continue in this manner to required number of sts. [For illustrations put "how to cable cast on" in Google.]
CO 89 sts using Cable Cast On.
Row 1: (wrong side) K 44, PM, K1, PM, K44
Row 2: Sl 1, K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sl marker, K1, sl marker, K2 tog, K to end.
Row 3: Sl 1, P to end
Row 4: Repeat row 2
Row 5: Sl 1, K to center st, P1, K to end.
Repeat rows 2-5 until 3 sts remain. End by working a right-side row. Turn, sl 1, P2 tog, psso. Fasten off.
CO 44 sts, PM, CO 1 st, PM, with RS facing, PU and K 44 sts along right edge of section #1. Complete as for Section 1.
PU and K 44 sts along left side of Section 1. PM, CO 1, PM, using cable cast-on method, CO 44 sts. Complete as for Section 1.
Work as for Section 2, picking up sts along right side of Section 2.
PU and K 44 sts along left side of Section 2, PM, PU 1 st at top of Section 1, PM, PU and K 44 sts along right side of Section 3. Complete as for Section #1.
Work as for Section 3, PU sts along right side of Section 3.
PU up and K as for Section 2.
Row 1: (WS) Sl 1, K to marker, sl marker, P1, sl marker, K to end.
Row 2: K2 tog, K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sl marker, K1, sl marker, K2 tog, K to last 2 sts, K2 tog.
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Repeat row 2
Row 5: K to center st, P1, K to end
Repeat last 4 rows until 3 sts remain. End by working a RS row.
Last row: sl 1, P2 tog, psso.
Fasten off. This will flatten off the top of shawl.
Sections B, C and D:
Fill in the spaces between remaining sections in same manner.
Edgings along V edges of shawl:
Row 1: Using 55" circular needle and with RS facing, begin at top edge, PU and K 44 sts along side of each section to point at bottom of shawl, PM on needle, PU 1 st in point, PM, PU 44 sts along side of each section to top of shawl.
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Inc in first st, K to 1 st before marker, inc, sl marker, K1, sl marker, inc, K to last st, inc.
Row 4: Knit
Repeat rows 3 and 4 once more. End by working a WS row. Bind off loosely (Use larger needle to bind off if needed to keep bind off loose.)
Top straight border: PU and K 46 sts along each section at top of shawl and 3 sts across each
side of border.
Knit 3 rows. Bind off loosely.