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Madison Free Shawl Knitting Pattern

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Madison Free Shawl Knitting Pattern
This image courtesy of artesanoyarns.co.uk

"Madison is one of our most popular free shawl knitting patterns by the designer Anni Howard and knitted in the the lovely peacock feather of Artesano Hand painted DK Alpaca and Wool Blend."

Easy

Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials List
  • 6 x peacock Feather Artesano Handpainted DK alpaca and wool blend which is shipped internationally

Materials

  • 6 hanks of Artesano Hand-Painted DK Yarn - EZ71 Peacock Feather
  • 4.5mm straight and circular needles. (You will need the circular needle due to the large number of sts in the border)
  • Stitch markers

Tension: Tension not important

Sizing: 195 cm wide and 68 cm deep

 

Instructions

Cast on 135 sts.
Commence honeycomb lace patt
Row 1 (RS): Purl.
Row 2: K2, *yo, skpo; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, sk2po.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: K1, *yo, skpo; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, sk2po.
Rep these 4 rows until 5 sts rem, ending with Row 1.
Next row: K2, yo, sk2po.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: K1, yo, sk2po.
Next row: Purl.
Next row: Sk2po.
Fasten off.

Edging

With RS facing, pu and k166 sts down row ends of straight edge of honeycomb lace, 1 st at corner (mark this st) and 166 sts along cast on edge. 333 sts
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: K1, m1, k to marked st, m1, k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1.
Rep these 2 rows 9 times more, then row 1 again. 373 sts
Next row: K3, [k1 winding yrn 3 times, p1 winding yrn needle 3 times, k1 winding yrn 3 times] all into next st, *k5, [k1 winding yrn 3 times, p1 winding yrn needle 3 times, k1 winding yrn 3 times] all into next st; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Next row: K2tog, k1, k3 dropping extra loops, *k1, k3tog, k1, k3 dropping extra loops; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, k2tog.
Cast off k-wise.
Pull each scallop in lacy edge out slightly to lengthen the sts.
Weave in ends.
Block to measurements given.

 

Abbreviatons

skpo = slip 1 st, knit 1 st, pass slipped stitch over
sk2po = slip 1 st, knit next 2 sts together, pass slipped stitch over

 


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Hello Vera R, if you click the "Print" button directly under the name of the pattern, you should be able to easily print the pattern. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Very pretty. I just started knitting prayer shawls and love the honeycomb pattern. I wonder if you could leave off the edging and would it still look nice? Also, hand-painted yarn is a little expensive. Any suggestions on a less expensive brand? Thanks.

Susan, from the looks of it, you would need some kind of edging to keep the edge from curling. It might look good with a simple garter stitch edging or a broken rib anything that won't curl when it's bound off. I haven't tried it, so I'm not sure, I'm just going by reading the pattern. I don't know what other yarn would work, but if it were me, I'd go to a yarn store and just look. Surely there is something to substitute.

This is an extraordinary shawl knit in a beautiful wool and the secret is, its a simple repetitive pattern that grows smaller as you knit. For those of you unfamiliar with skpo there are some videos showing how to make this stitch on youtube. Just type SKPO into your browser search.

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