Saturday, October 11, 2008

Treasure Chest Shawl

This shawl is a super simple half circle shawl with a shaped neck and curving wings that help it to stay on. If you repeated the increases in the frost flowers pattern, you could probably get it to wrap and tie in the back with about 3 more repeats of the lace stitch

700 yd. fingering wgt. handspun ( I used 'treasure chest' batts from the hooves club
size 7 US circular
stitch markers

Loop CO 5 sts.

1) k1, yo, k to last st, yo, k1
2) k all sts
3) k1, yo knit to last st, yo, k1.
4) k all sts
5) rep row 4
6) repeat row 5 (35 sts)
7) repeat row 4
neck shaping
8) k to last 10 sts, wrap st and turn, knit to last 10 sts, wrap st and turn

continue this wrap and turn on each side for 5 wraps per side.
9) k all sts
10) k1, you, k4 pm, yo, (k5 pm, yo - repeat to the last 5 sts) k4, yo pm, k1
rows 11-13) knit on knit side, purl on purl side

repeat rows 10 -13, adding one stitch in the k4, and k5 places in row 10 - essentially increasing every 4th row, and one increase per section in that row.


At 20 sts between increases, replace you with k1, m1 to close eyelets. Also, k1 at beg of row and yo, do the same at end of row, yo, k1. Place marker in yo sts. Now, as you knit or purl each row, you will leave that new section you've created on either end of the shawl in a stockinette st. Increase by k1, yo and at the end by knitting in same pattern to the end , yo, k1 on every knit row. Note: You will continue to increase each section only on the fourth row, including the wings you've just created.

At 34 sts per section, begin the frost flowers lace pattern stitching. I found a pdf chart for it here - or you can find it in the First of the Barbara Walker treasuries. Each 34 sts section is 2 repeats of the lace pattern. Add a stitch at the beginning and end of the first row of lace pattern the first time only - to equal 34 sts per section plus 2 on either end of the whole row.

You could replace this stitch with any lace stitch so play and experiment.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jeri said...

Not sure how the treasure chest shawl gets to 35 stitches. Seems only rows 1 and 3 have increases and somehow 5 stitches cast on increases to 35 by row 6?

3:03 PM  
Blogger 楊愛惟 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

12:33 AM  

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