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Dreaming of Summer Shawl

Dreaming of Summer Shawl



Follow your dreams, especially the ones that make you think of summer even in the middle of winter. Camrina Castelan's Dreaming of Summer Shawl, in 100% mercerized cotton Isuela yarn, has wonderful drape while maintaining stitch definition in her pairing of cables and lace patterning.

SIZE: Shawl measures approximately 60" wide at neck edge by 26" long at center Back

MATERIALS: 3 (100g; 270m) balls Omega Yarns Isuela (100% Mercerized cotton) #P2750 Turquesa

Size 5 US (3.75 mm) 36" or longer circular needle

Cable needle, stitch markers, yarn needle

GAUGE: 18 sts x 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch; Gauge is not critical for this project.

DESIGNER NOTES

Shawl is worked in one piece from the neck down, with a 4-st Cable panel at the center Back.

3 Garter st edge-sts frame the upper edge, with a Lace/Garter st border at the lower and side edges.

Shawl may be worked longer or shorter by adding or subtracting rows and Lace panels.

STITCH GLOSSARY

C4F: Sl 2 sts to cn, hold to front, k2, k2 from cn.

CENTER CABLE (panel of 8 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P2, k4, p2.

Row 2: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they face you.

Row 3: P2, C4F, p2.

Row 4: Rep Row 2. Rep Rows 1-4 for center Cable panel.

LACE PANEL (multiple of 7 sts)

Note: The Chart shows the 6-row set-up for the Lace panel after Set-up Rows 1 and 2. Beg Row 7 of Body Pattern Chart, work the 6-row rep of the Lace panel pattern for the remainder of the panel. When adding additional Lace panels, work as shown on the Chart (Rows 35 and 36), then work the 7-st/6-row repeat to the end of each panel.

Row 1 (RS): K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1.

Rows 2 and 4: Purl.

Row 3: K2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk.

Row 5: Yo, k2tog, yo, sssk, yo, ssk, yo.

Row 6: P3, p1 -tbl, p3. Work this 7-st/6-row repeat for each Lace panel after the initial Set-up rows.

INSTRUCTIONS

SHAWL

Beginning at the center Back neck edge, CO 8 sts.

Increase Row (WS): K1, [k1-f/b] twice, [p1, M1] twice, [k1 -f/b] twice, k1 [14 sts].

Note 1: The 2 Set-up rows for the Shawl are shown in-full on the Body pattern Chart, as well as the beginning of the next 2 Lace panels (Rows 35 and 36). For all rows after these 2 Set-up rows, work across to the center Cable panel, then work in reverse from the Cable panel to the beginning of the row (both sides are identical, each side of the Cable panel). The center Cable panel will remain vertical from the Back neck to the lower edge; the Body sections slant to each side as sts are increased (see Diagram for direction of each section).

Note 2: The Shawl is shaped by working a yarn-over every RS row, inside the Garter st edge-sts and before/after the center Cable panel. The increased sts are worked in St st until the Lace panels begin (see Charts and Diagram).

Set-Up Row 1 (RS): K3 (edge sts, keep in Garter st), yo, p2, k4, p2 (center Cable panel), yo, k3 (edge sts, keep in Garter st) [16 sts].

Set-Up Row 2: K3, p1 -tbl, k2, p4, k2, p1- tbl, k3.

Establish Pattern

Row 1: K3, pm; yo, k1, yo; pm, p2, k4, p2, pm; (reverse direction if working from Chart); yo, k1, yo; pm, k3 [20 sts].

Row 2 (WS): Work even as established, purling the yo’s in the Body sections [3 sts in each Body section between markers].

Row 3: Continue as established, keeping the first and last 3 sts in Garter st as edge sts and beginning the center Cable panel (Row 3) on the center 8 sts. Increase 1 st each side of each Body section, working the entire row as follows: [K3, yo] twice, p2, C4F, p2, [yo, k3] twice [5 sts in each Body section].

Row 4: Work even as established.

Row 5: K3, yo, k1, yo, sssk, yo, k1, yo; work Row 1 of the Cable panel; yo, k1, yo, sssk, yo, k1, yo, k3 [7 sts in each Body section].

Row 6: Work even as established, working p1-tbl on center st of both Body sections. This completes the 6-row set-up for the Lace panel on each Body section; it may be helpful to place additional markers around the Lace panels as they are added.

Row 7: K3, yo; work Row 1 of the Lace panel across 7 sts; yo, work Row 3 of the Cable panel, yo; work Row 1 of the Lace panel across 7 sts; yo, k3.

Rows 8 and 10: Work even as established.

Row 9: K3, yo; k1, work Row 3 of the Lace panel across 7 sts, k1; yo, work Row 1 of the Cable panel, yo; k1, work Row 3 of the Lace panel across 7 sts, k1; yo, k3.

Row 11: K3, yo; k2, work Row 5 of the Lace panel across 7 sts, k2; yo, work Row 3 of the Cable panel, yo; k2, work Row 5 of the Lace panel across 7 sts, k2; yo, k3.

Row 12: Work even as established, working p1-tbl on center st of both Body sections. Continue in this manner, working increased sts as established (in St st each side of the Lace panels), Rows 1-6 of the Lace panel, and Rows 1-4 of the Cable panel as set. When 34 rows have been worked, beg the next Lace panels as shown on the Chart. Continue in this manner, adding Lace panels when enough sts have been increased, until the piece measures 26" or desired length, down center Back (Cable panel); end with a WS row.

Edging

(RS) Knit 4 rows (Garter st), adjusting the stitch count, if necessary, to a multiple of 18 sts + 1.

Row 1: K1 (edge st), yo, k7, sssk, k7, yo, k1, yo, k7; repeat from * across to the last 11 sts, sssk, k7, yo, k1 (edge st).

Rows 2-15: Continue from the Chart, ending with a RS row.

(WS) Knit 4 rows.

(WS) BO all sts knitwise.

FINISHING

Block piece to open up the Lace if desired. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.