8 Hour Lace Shawl
Simple yet stylish, the 8 Hour Lace Shawl proves that elegance can be achieved in a hurry. This lovely knit shawl pattern is a light and lacy way to finish an outfit, keep warm in an over-air conditioned restaurant, and give off an air of mystery. This gorgeous shawl is knit with worsted weight yarn, giving it a flattering drape with just the right amount of weight. It's hard to believe a stunning lace knitting piece like this can be such a quick knit and look incredible on you.
Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, 10.5 or 6.5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- RED HEART® Soft®: 2 balls 9779 Berry
- Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6.5 mm [US 10½]
- Straight pins
GAUGE: 11 sts = 4” (10 cm), 10 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.
K = knit
mm = millimeter
P = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
Yo = yarn over
* = work directions following * as indicated
( ) = work directions in parentheses as indicated.
Shawl measures: 16” (40.5 cm) wide x 56” (142 cm) long
PSSO = Pass Slipped Stitch Over – Insert the left needle into the front of the slipped stitch, passing it over the previously worked knit stitch, the yarn over and off the needle.
Cast on 45 sts, loosely.
Row 1 (Right side): K1, *Yo, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, Yo, PSSO; repeat form * across.
Row 2: (P2, drop Yo) across to last st, K1.
Row 3: K2, *Yo, slip 1 as if to knit, K1, Yo, PSSO; repeat from * across to last st, K1.
Row 4: P3, (drop Yo, P2) across.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Shawl until piece measures approximately 54” (137 cm) from cast on edge.
Bind off all sts loosely in knit.
Soak Shawl in warm water. Gently squeeze out water and lay shawl on flat surface.
Straighten out edges and pin to Finished Size.
Allow to dry.
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