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Painted Wings Shawlette

Completely beautiful and charmingly rustic, the Painted Wings Shawlette is a knit shawl pattern you'll love draping over your shoulders whenever the mood strikes. This lacy pattern looks amazing in a pretty multi-colored variegated yarn, but the design is strong enough to hold up to a solid color fiber, as well. The diamond lace edging looks lovely when styled like a scarf or covering your shoulders as a traditional knit shawl pattern.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Universal Yarn Infusion Handpaints (50% superwash wool, 50% acrylic; 100g/291 yds)
107 Unity – 1 skein
Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) 32” (or longer) circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle


16 sts x 20 rows = 4” in patt
Save time, check your gauge.


Length along top edge: 38”
Depth in center: 19”


Cast on 4 sts.

Starting tab
Knit 8 rows. At the end of the last row, do not turn. Pick up and knit 5 sts along edge of Tab, pick up and knit 4 sts along cast-on edge – 13 sts.

Main Shawl
Set-up row: K5, pm, k3, pm, k5.
Rows 1 & 3 (RS): K2, m1L, knit to m, m1R, sl m, k3, sl m, m1L, knit to last 2 sts, m1R, k2 – 4 sts inc’d
Row 2: Knit.
Row 4: Knit each st, wrapping yarn 3 times around ndl.
Row 5: Rep Row 1, dropping extra wraps off ndl.
Row 6: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-6, 10 more times – 145 sts.

Diamond Edging
This sideways edging is worked along the bottom edge of the shawl. You will be casting off stitches and working the edging simultaneously.
Using knitted cast-on, cast on 9 sts.
Rows 1: K8, knit next st together with st from last row of Main Shawl tbl (1 st bound off), turn.
Row 2: K3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, [yo, k1] twice.
Row 3: K9, knit next st together with st from last row of Main Shawl tbl (1 st bound off), turn.
Row 4: K2, [k2tog, yo] twice, k3, yo, k1.
Row 5: K10, knit next st together with st from last row of Main Shawl tbl (1 st bound off), turn.
Row 6: K1, [k2tog, yo] twice, k5, yo, k1.
Row 7: K11, knit next st together with st from last row of Main Shawl tbl (1 st bound off), turn.
Row 8: K3, [yo, k2tog] twice, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog.
Row 9: K10, knit next st together with st from last row of Main Shawl tbl (1 st bound off), turn.
Row 10: K4, yo, k2tog, yo, k3tog, yo, k2tog.
Row 11: K9, knit next st together with st from last row of Main Shawl tbl (1 st bound off), turn.
Row 12: K5, yo, k3tog, yo, k2tog.
Rep Rows 1-12, 12 times – all but 1 st from last row of Main Shawl have been bound-off.
Next row (RS): Bind off rem sts.

Weave in ends. Block to open up lace.



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could you please help me with the 1 and 3 row of this pattern ie m1L knit to m etc i am unfamiliar with these terms thank you for such lovely patterns

Thank you, never having done this type of starting tab can you tell me where can I learn about it. Would so like to get started on painted wings shawlette.

plaese tell me what does Tab mean, not wishiung to be dense but pick up stitches along edge of Tab? do not understand.

"Tab" refers to a particular type of shawl cast on, where you create a small knitted triangle that the shawl is then knit from. When the pattern says to pick up stitches along the tab, you just pick up stitches along the row of stitches you just created. Editors of AllFreeknitting

Can anyone explain this tab starting to me, I would be most gratefull.

I really wish you would put photos beside each of the patterns so that you don't have to click on each one individually to see what it looks like. This would apply to all the pattern lists you send.

What does "pm" mean? I've heard a lot of abbreviations but that's not one.

my guess is PLACE MARKER... but I also wondered about the .... m1L & m1R.... something to do with Left and Right.. MAKE 1?

PM-place marker, M1L-make one left M1R-make one right Hope this helps.


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