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Alpaca Dance Caribbean Lace Shawl

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Deborah Norville Collection Alpaca Dance™ Yarn: 2 skeins Aqua Splash (A), 1 skein Bermuda (B)
  • Circular knitting needle size 8 [5 mm] at least 24" or size for gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Eight 1/2" buttons
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

SIZE:

72"x 36"

GAUGE:

11 sts x 15 rows = 4" in Lace patt blocked

DIRECTIONS:

With A, cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 2: * K1, yo, k1, yo, place marker (pm); rep from * once more, k1 – 9 sts.
Row 4: * K1, yo, knit to m, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 4 sts inc’d.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Row 8: * (K1, yo) twice, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 21 sts.
Row 10: * K1, yo, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 24 sts.
Row 12: * K1, yo, k4, yo, sl 1-k2tog-psso, yo, k4, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 27 sts.
Row 14: * K1, yo, k1, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1) across to m, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 4 sts inc’d.
Row 16: * K1, yo, k2, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1) across to 1 bef m, k1, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 4 sts inc’d.
Row 18: * K1, yo, k4, (yo, sl 1-k2tog-psso, yo, k3) across to 1 bef m, k1, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 4 sts inc’d.
With A, rep Rows 13-18, 14 more times – 207 sts.
With B, rep Rows 13-18, 4 more times – 255 sts.
With A, rep Rows 13-18, once more – 267 sts.

EDGING:
Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 2: * K1, yo, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, (yo, k4, sl 1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1) to last 6 sts bef m, yo, k4, ssk, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 271 sts.
Row 4: * K1, yo, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, (yo, k4, sl 1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1) to last 7 sts bef m, yo, k4, ssk, k1, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 275 sts.
Row 6: * K1, yo, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, (yo, k4, sl 1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1) to last 8 sts bef m, yo, k4, ssk, k2, yo, sl m; rep from * once more, k1 – 279 sts.
Row 8: * K1, yo, k9, yo, k1, (yo, k11, yo, k1) to last 9 sts bef m, yo, k to m, yo, sl m; rep from * once more – 331 sts.
Row 9 (WS): Purl.
Bind off all sts very loosely.

FINISHING:

Weave in ends, using end from cast-on to sew together the beginning 5 sts. Block shawl to open up lace, pinning out points along bind-off edge.

ABBREVIATIONS:

inc(‘d) = increase(d)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 sts together (1 st dec’d)
m = marker
patt = pattern
pm = place marker
psso = pass slipped stitch over
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
ssk = slip next 2 sts individually knitwise, slip them back to left needle in this position, knit them together through the back loops (1 st dec’d)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over

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