Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pink Paradise Shawl

This beautiful dark pink yarn will feel like paradise sitting around your neck once knit up into this lacy triangular shawl. The yarn has a slight variation in color, adding to the depth of the shawl. 
This yarn was a bit of a splurge, but it knit up so wonderfully I think I may have to buy more!
I used one skein of MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light in Coquette with size 6 circular needles for the large amount of stitches. 

Co 3, longtail
Row 1: k across
Row 2: k1, (yo, k1) twice
Row 3: k1, yo, k3, yo, k1
Row 4: (k1, yo, k2, yo), pm, rep (to) once more, k1
Row 5: k1, yo, k to marker, sm, k to last st, yo, k1
Row 6: k1, yo, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, k to last st, yo, k1

Rep rows 5 and 6 until you want to start the edging. 
For the edging: 
*(yo, k2tog, k2) will be referred to as (to). This is the same throughout the edging. 

Row 1: k1, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog, k2) to last st before marker, k1, sm, rep (to) to last 2sts, k1, yo, k1
Row 2: k1, yo, k2, rep (to) to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, rep (to) to last 3sts, k2, yo, k1
Row 3: k1, yo, k3, rep (to) to last 2 sts before marker  k2, sm, k1, rep (to) to last 4 sts, k3, yo, k1
Row 4: k1, yo, rep (to) to last st before marker, k1, yo, sm, k1, yo, k1, rep (to) to last st, yo, k1
Row 5: k1, yo, k1, rep (to) to last 3 sts before marker, k3, sm, k2, rep (to) to,last 2 sts, k1, yo, k1
Row 6: k1, yo, k2, rep (to) to last 2 sts before marker, k2, yo, sm, k1, yo, k2, rep (to) to last 3 sts, k2, yo, k1
Row 7: k1, yo, k3, rep (to) to last 4 sts before marker, k4, sm, k3, rep (to) to last 4 sts, k3, up, k1
Row 8: k1, yo, rep (to) last 3 sts before marker, k3, yo, sm, k1, yo, k3, rep (to) to last st, yo, k1

Rep rows 1-8 until ready to bo. 
There will be some double yos in this edging. I don't find it troublesome, but if you do, you can feel free to alter the edging to avoid that. 

Bo in knit loosely. I used Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. 
Weave in any remaining ends, and then block to even out the stitches and shape. I wet blocked this, but you can use whatever method you prefer.
The lace edgings adds about 4 1/2", measured after blocking. Total, the shawl is 21" deep, and 78" across the top. 
I love how light and airy this yarn is when knit loosely like this. 
I hope you make one of these for yourself! 
Xoxo, Alyssa 

11 comments:

  1. Great pattern and so lovelycolour. :)

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  2. have you done a stitch count by row? i always worry that I will miss a yo. Thanks.

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    1. I haven't done a stitch count, but if it helps, you increase 2 sts every row 5 and 4 sts every row 6. If you don't use markers when knitting, I find they really help to let my hands know where to put a yo.

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  3. Beautiful! Will add to my ravelry queue ;-)

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  4. I have a few questions.... after repeating lines 1 thru 6 until desired lenght do I have to do (yo, k2tog,k2) and afterwards lines 1 thru 8?

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    1. Lines 5-6 are the main body repeat, so do 1-6 then repeat 5-6 until you have reached the desired size before the edging, not rows 1-6. After you have knit as much as you want for the garter portion, repeat the edging rows, rows 1-8 until you have knit the desired amount of the lace edging.

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  5. Hi Alyssa,
    I tried doing that but the stitches I have don't match the stitches for lines 1-8....

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    1. Maybe try starting the lace edging pattern repeat at row 5? You may have done an odd number of repeats of rows 5-6 and maybe I did an even, makin the amount of stitches for the lace repeat different. See if that helps!

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