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Shimmering Rose Shawl

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With just one skein of yarn, you can create this stunning lace knit shawl pattern to impress all of your friends. The Shimmering Rose Shawl is a fun yet elegant way to cover your shoulders during a summer night breeze or fancy dinner party. Featuring a gorgeous leaf-like lace design, this lovely piece is sure to become the crown jewel of your wardrobe. A fun challenge for experienced knitters, the Shimmering Rose Shawl is a piece you'll be proud of once completed.

Shimmering Rose Bolero
Shimmering Rose Bolero
This image courtesy of RedHeart.com

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Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Shimmer™”: 1 skein 1715 Hot Pink
  • Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7]
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle.

 

ABBREVIATIONS:
dec = decrease
k = knit
inc = increase
mm = millimeters
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette stitch (Knit on right side rows; Purl on wrong side rows)
tog = together
yo = yarn over
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

 

Special Abbreviation
Sk2p: Slip 1 st knitwise to right needle, knit next 2 sts together, pass the slip stitch over and off needle.
Ssk: Slip 2 sts knitwise one at a time to right needle, insert point of left needle into front of sts, and knit them together.

 

NOTE: Due to the nature of the lace pattern, the number of stitches on each row may vary.


Special Stitch
Lace Stitch (multiple of 14 sts + 1)
Row 1 (right side): * K1, yo, k5, yo, sk2p, yo, k5, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: * K1, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, ssk, k1, yo, p1, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, ssk, k1, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: P1, * [p3, k1] 3 times, p4; repeat from * across.
Row 5: * K1, yo, k1, k2tog, p1, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, p1, ssk, k1, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 6: P1, * p3, k1, [p2, k1] twice, p4; repeat from * across.
Row 7: * [K1, yo] twice, k2tog, p1, ssk, p1, k2tog, p1, ssk, yo, k1, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 8: P1, * p4, [k1, p1] twice, k1, p5; repeat from * across.
Row 9: * K1, yo, k3, yo, sk2p, p1, k3tog, yo, k3, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 10: Purl.
Repeat Rows 1 – 10 for Lace Stitch Pattern.


SHAWL
Cast on 23 stitches.
Work in Garter st for 6 rows.


Set up Beginning Shawl Pattern
Row 1 (right side): K4, yo, place marker, work Row 1 of
Lace stitch over next 15 sts, place marker, yo, k4–25 sts.
Row 2: K4, p1, work Row 2 of Lace stitch between markers, p1, k4.
Row 3: K5, work Row 3 of Lace stitch between markers, p1, k4.
Row 4: K4, p1, work Row 4 of Lace stitch between markers, p1, k4.


Shape Shawl
Increase Row (right side): K4, yo, work across row in pattern as established to last 4 sts, yo, k4–27 sts.
Repeat Inc Row every fourth row 12 times more, working extra sts in St st–51 sts.


Work 3 rows in established pattern. Remove markers on last row, making note of Lace stitch pattern row.

Setup Center Shawl Pattern
Next Row (right side): K4, yo, place marker, continue Lace stitch over next 43 sts, place marker, yo, k4–53 sts.
Continue in pattern as established, working Lace stitch over center 43 sts, repeat Inc Row every fourth row 4 times more, working extra sts in St st.–61 sts.


Work win established pattern until piece measures 24½” from beginning, ending with a wrong side row.


Next (Dec) Row: K4, yo, k3tog, work across row in pattern as established to last 7 sts, k3tog, yo, k4–59 sts.
Repeat Dec Row every fourth row 2 times more–55 sts.


Work 3 rows in established pattern. Remove markers on last row.


Setup Shawl End Pattern
Next Row (right side): K4, yo, k3tog, k13, place marker, continue Lace stitch over center 15 sts, place marker, k13, k3tog, yo, k4–53 sts.


Continue in pattern as established, again working Lace stitch pattern over center 15 sts only, and extra sts in St st, repeat Dec Row every fourth row 15 times more. Remove markers as sts are decreased–23 sts.


Work in Garter st for 6 rows. Bind off loosely. Weave in yarn ends.

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