Design by Annelies Baes
Erika Knight Studio Linen 8 skeins in Covet 407
About the yarn
DK; 120m per 50g ball; 85% recycled rayon linen & 15% premium linen
9.5 rows = 10cm measured over central lace pattern using 4mm hook
205cm long x 31 cm wide
When working htr in FLO rows 2 ch are worked in the first st, the first htr is worked in the 2nd st. This means you have to work the last htr in FLO in the 2nd ch to achieve the correct number of required sts. This method prevents your work from pulling to one side.
First Smocked Panel
With 4.5mm hook, chain 57.
Row 1 (RS): Starting in 3rd ch from hook, htr across. Turn. 55 sfs
Row 2 (WS): 2 ch (does not count as st throughout), htr in FLO across. Turn.
Row 3: 2 ch, htr across. Turn.
Row 4: 2 ch, miss first st, htr in FLO across to last st, 2 htr in last st. Turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 another 23 times (you have 50 rows in total). Turn.
(There are now 25 horizontal lines on the right side of the ribbing part).
Central Lace Panel
Row 1 (RS): Change to 4mm hook, 2 ch in first st, 1 tr in next st, miss 1 st, 1 dc in next st, 3 tr in next st, * 3 ch and miss 4 sts, 1 dc in next st, 3 tr in next st; rep from * 7 more times, miss 1 st, 1 tr in last st. Turn. 8 pattern reps, 2 tr
Row 2 (WS): 2 ch, 1 tr in first tr, 1 dc in centre tr of 3 tr, 3 tr in next dc, * 3 ch, 1 dc in centre tr of 3 tr, 3 tr in next dc; rep from * 7 more times, end with 1 tr in last tr. Turn.
Rows 3-140: Repeat Row 2 until the lace panel has a total of 140 rows (or any other desired number of rows, make sure to end with a WS row).
Second Smocked Panel
Row 1 (RS): 2 ch, 1 htr in first tr, 3 tr, 1 tr in next dc, * 2 tr in next 3ch-sp, 3 tr, 1 tr in next dc; rep from * for entire row, end with 2 tr in last tr. Turn. 55 sts
Row 2-50: Work as for first Smocked Panel. Fasten off.
Step by step (awaiting images)
The smocking detail is done by hand with a tapestry needle. Each smocked stitch it "wrapped in" 3 times to achieve a lovely visible effect. 1 Put your needle from the WS of your work up to the RS and again tows, 2, making sure to end each stitch at the WS, going to the next stitch on the wrong side of your work 3. Work from the bottom edge of the ribbing upwards, this means you smock vertically on your crochet fabric. You actually create 9 vertical rows of smocking.
Vertical line 1: With RS facing and a long piece of yarn:
Start at Row 1, and begin smocking in the 4th stitch from the side. Smock this stitch together with the 4th stitch for Row 2, next smock both 4th stitches of rows 3 and 4, followed by the 4th stitches of rows 5 and 6. Continue as set until row 50. Fasten off.
Vertical line 2: Start in the 10th stitch of Row 2 now. Smock this stitch together with the 10th stitch of Row 3, followed by the next 11th stitches of rows 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 until Row 49. Fasten off.
Vertical line 3: Your 3rd row of smocking will be using the same rows as Vertical Line 1, but make sure to leave 11 sts open between vertical line 1 and 3.
Vertical line 4: Rep Vertical Line 2, leaving 11 sts open between lines 2 and 4. Continue for all next lines.
Weave in all ends. Block shawl and allow to dry naturally.