Easiest Lace Shawl

This shawl is easy to make. Plus, it's reversible and works well in all gauges. Try using a needle larger than your yarn specifies for a very open lace.

2 Knit 2 rows.

3 Row 1 (WS): Knit into the front and back of each st—4 sts.

7 Row 7: K2, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, yo, k2—9 sts.

8 Row 9: K2, yo, k1, *yo, sl1, k1, psso; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2.

Table 6. Approximate Yardage for Triangular Shawl

Gauge (in Stockinette Stitch) Approximate Yardage

3 sts/in. 400-800 yd. 5 sts/in. 450-950 yd. 7 sts/in._650-1,250 yd._

Note: The gauge in Table 6 refers to the yarn's gauge as listed on the manufacturer's ball band. To encourage drape, use needles larger than the yarn calls for and don't worry about achieving the yarn's recommended gauge.

9 Rep rows 9-10, working patt as established, until shawl reaches desired measurements, ending with a WS row.

Note: Keep checking measurements as you go; the dimensions given are approximate, and the final length and width may vary from knitter to knitter. 0 Knit 3 rows. ! BO all sts knitwise.

© Go to "Finish Shawl: All Triangular Shawls," page 27.

Note: The yarn-over pattern can cause an asymmetrical slant to one side. You can correct this at the blocking stage or use it to advantage by throwing the longer side over your shoulder or tying the long ends into an elegant knot.

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