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1 Weave in loose ends.

2 Lightly steam to block, if necessary and if your yarn's care instructions allow. Lace patterns benefit from blocking. Be sure to open the stitch pattern up a bit as you block and take care not to mash delicate stitch patterns.

3 Embellish with fringe, pompoms, tassels, or edging of your choice, if desired. See Appendix A for a few ideas.

Using Other Stitch Patterns for a Triangular Shawl

You can adapt the triangular shawl to new stitch patterns. You need to perform increases every other row and work new stitches into your pattern as you go along. It's a good idea to make a practice triangle first to ensure that your stitch pattern can be adapted to the shape.

To make a triangular shawl using a two-row stitch pattern that is worked over any number of stitches or over an odd number of stitches, follow the instructions for the easiest lace shawl through row 6. Then follow these steps:

1 Next row (RS): K2, yo, work row 1 of desired stitch pattern up to the last 2 sts, yo, k2.

2 Next row (WS): K2, work row 2 of desired stitch pattern up to the last 2 sts, k2.

3 Rep steps 1 and 2, working the [k2, yo] beg every RS row and the [yo, k2] end every RS row, to desired size.

4 BO loosely.

To make a triangular shawl using a two-row stitch pattern that is worked over an even number of stitches, follow the instructions for the easiest lace shawl through row 4, to 5 stitches. Then follow these steps:

1 Next row (RS): K2, yo, k into front and back of next st, yo, k2—8 sts.

2 Next row (WS): K2, work row 2 (or WS row) of desired stitch pattern to last 2 sts, k2.

3 Next row: K2, yo, work row 1 of desired stitch pattern to last 2 sts, yo, k2.

4 Rep last 2 rows until shawl is desired size, ending with a WS row.

5 BO loosely.

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