Friday, March 23, 2007

Jacana Shawl

This is a warm, simple shawl that works up quickly on 5.0 mm needles. It has a garter stitch border, yarn-over increases at either end, and is embellished with a simple lozenge lace pattern on a stockinette stitch background. It also has a drawstring around the top edge to keep the shawl delicately in place.

-3x 50 g Bouquet Jacana, 70% acrylic, 30% mohair (no yardage given; aprx. 135 yd/ball)
-5.0 mm circular needle, at least 24” in length (I went up to a 32” needle for the second half of the shawl)

Gauge: aprx. 14 st/ 22 rows to 4 inches/10 cm (gauge is not critical for this project!)

Finished Measurement: aprx. 54 inches wide and 33 inches long at the point.

Lozenge Lace Pattern: (from “The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches”)

1st row: k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k3.
2nd and every alt row: purl
3rd row: k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k2.
5th row: k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
7th row: k2tog, yo, k7, yo, sl 1, k1, psso.
9th row (RS): k1, yo, sl 1, k1 psso, k5, k2tog, yo, k1.
11th row : k2,yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k2.
13th row: k3, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k3.
15th row: k4, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4.
16th row: purl

Repeat these 16 rows.

CO 5 sts.
Next row (WS): k2, p1, k2
Next row (RS): k2, yo, k1, yo, k2
Next row (WS): k2, p across to last 2 sts, k2
Next row (RS): k2, yo, k across to last 2 sts, yo, k2
Next row (WS): k2, p across to last 2 sts, k2.

Repeat last 2 rows until there are 11 stitches between yo’s. Begin lozenge lace pattern (I started the pattern at row 9). Add another repeat on either side when you have enough new stitches. Continue until there are 15 repeats and work to the end of this repeat.
Work 3 rows stockinette stitch.
Next row (WS): k2, (yo, p2tog) across to last 2 sts, k2.
Work 3 more rows stockinette stitch.
Change to garter stitch and knit the next 3 rows. BO loosely (I bound off using a 6.0 mm needle).

Drawstring: Cut three strands of yarn each 120” in length. Braid until drawstring measures 90” or desired length. Thread drawstring through eyelets, leaving about 12” of eyelets open at either end.
Or: Work 3-stitch i-cord until drawstring measures desired length.
Weave in all ends and block.


Blogger Did someone say 'knitting'? said...

That's pretty. Thanks for sharing the pattern. :)


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