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Stylish Lacy Stripes Knit Shawl

Keep the cold at bay when you wear this fashion-forward knit shawl!

Stylish Lacy Stripes Knit Shawl
Stylish Lacy Stripes Knit Shawl
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Add some drama and flair to your everyday look when you include this cute little number! This Stylish Lacy Stripes Knit Shawl is a unique way to keep the chill at bay while looking sharp and fashion-forward. This intermediate knit shawl pattern uses bulky yarn, resulting in an accessory that you will want to wear again and again in cold weather. The pattern uses several special stitches, making it the perfect challenge for experienced knitters. It will look amazing when worn over just about any outfit. It's likely this shawl will get a lot of use when the temperatures drop! A diagram for this free knitting pattern follows the instructions below.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge11 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 18 rows = 4" [10cm] in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side).CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeShawl measures about 58" [147.5 cm], measured across top (longest) edge, and 14½" [37 cm] long, measured from top edge to lower point.

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Dreamy Stripes™: 1 ball 9361 Sweet Dreams
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 6.5mm [US 10½]  
  • Yarn needle

Instructions

Notes

  1. Shawl is worked in one piece beginning at one point.

  2. To shape shawl, increases are worked at the beginning of right side rows and the end of wrong side rows. Decreases are worked at the end of right side rows and at the beginning of wrong side rows.

  3. Sections of different pattern stitches are worked, between the increases and decreases.

  4. The long edge, at the beginning of right side rows and end of wrong side rows, forms the top edge of the shawl. 

Special Stitches

  1. brk (brioche knit – also known as a bark) = Knit the stitch that was slipped in previous row together with its yarn over.

  2. skp (slip, knit, pass slipped stitch over) = Slip next stitch as if to knit to right needle, knit next stitch, lift slipped stitch over knit stitch and off needle – 1 st decreased.

  3. sl1yo (slip 1 and yarn over) = Bring the working yarn between the needles to the front of the work, slip the next stitch as if to purl, then bring the yarn over the top of the right needle (and over the top of the slipped stitch) to the back of the work so that the yarn is in position to work the next stitch.

  4. s2kp (slip 2, knit, pass 2 slipped stitches over) = Slip 2 stitches as if to k2tog, k1, pass the 2 slipped stitches over the knit stitch and off the needle – 2 sts decreased.

Shawl

  1. Cast on 2 sts.
    Row 1 (right side): K1, yo, k1—3 sts.
    Row 2: [K1, yo] twice, k1—5 sts.
    Row 3: K2, yo, k1, yo, k2—7 sts.
    Row 4: K5, yo, k2—8 sts.
    Row 5: K2, yo, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2—9 sts.
    Row 6: K2, p1, k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2.
    Rows 7–42: Repeat Rows 5 and 6 for 18 more times—27 sts.

  2. Stockinette Stitch Section
    Note: In this section, Stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side) is worked between the increases and decreases.
    Row 43: K2, yo, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2—28 sts.
    Row 44: K2, p1, p2tog, purl to last 2 sts, yo, k2.
    Rows 45–48: Repeat Rows 43 and 44 twice—30 sts.
    Row 49: Repeat Row 43—31 sts.

  3. Lace Pattern
    Row 50 (wrong side): K2, p1, k2tog, k4, *p1, sl1yo, k4; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2.
    Row 51: [K2, yo] twice, skp, k3, *brk, yo, skp, k3; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2—32 sts.
    Row 52: K2, p1, k2tog, k3, p1, sl1yo, *k4, p1, sl1yo; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2.
    Row 53: K2, yo, *k3, brk, yo, skp; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k2—33 sts.
    Row 54: K2, p1, k2tog, k2, *p1, sl1yo, k4; repeat from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2.
    Row 55: K2, yo, k2, *k3, brk, yo, skp; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k1, k2tog, yo, k2—34 sts.
    Row 56: K2, p1, k2tog, k1, *p1, sl1yo, k4; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2.
    Row 57: K2, yo, k2, *yo, skp, k3, brk; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k2—35 sts.
    Row 58: K2, p1, k2tog, p1, sl1yo, *k4, p1, sl1yo; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2.
    Row 59: K2, yo, k3, brk, *yo, skp, k3, brk; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k1, k2tog, yo, k2—36 sts.
    Row 60: K2, p1, k2tog, p1, k4, *p1, sl1yo, k4; repeat from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2.
    Row 61: K2, yo, k5, *brk, yo, skp, k3; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k1, k2tog, yo, k2—37 sts.
    Row 62: K2, p1, k2tog, k4, *p1, sl1yo, k4; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2.
    Rows 63–74: Repeat Rows 51–62—43 sts.
    Rows 75 and 76: Repeat Rows 51 and 52—44 sts.

  4. Rows 77–82: Repeat Rows 43 and 44 for 3 times—47 sts.
    Rows 83–106: Repeat Rows 5 and 6 for 12 times—59 sts.
    Rows 107–120: Repeat Rows 43 and 44 for 7 times—66 sts.
    Row 121: Repeat Row 43—67 sts.
    Rows 122–134: Repeat Rows 50–62—73 sts.
    Rows 135–158: Repeat Rows 51–62 twice—85 sts.

  5. Edging
    Row 1 (right side): K2, yo, k6, [yo, s2kp, yo, k3] 12 times, k3, yo, k2—87 sts.
    Row 2: K2, p1, k2tog, k4, [p3, k3] 12 times, p3, k1, yo, k2. 
    Row 3: [K2, yo] twice, s2kp, yo, *k3, yo, s2kp, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2—88 sts.
    Row 4: K2, *p3, k3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2—89 sts.
    Row 5: K2, yo, k1, *k3, yo, s2kp, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2—90 sts.
    Row 6: K2, *p3, k3; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p2, yo, k2—91 sts.
    Row 7: K2, yo, s2kp, yo, *k3, yo, s2kp, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Row 8: K2, p3, *k3, p3; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Rows 9 and 10: Repeat Rows 7 and 8.
    Row 11: Repeat Row 7.
    Row 12: K2, p1, [yo, p1] twice, *k3, p1, [yo, p1] twice; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
    Bind off as if to knit. 

Finishing

  1. Weave in ends.

  2. Click here for a larger version of the diagram below.

  3. Click here for a larger version of the photo below.

Abbreviations

k
knit
k2tog
knit next 2 sts together
p
purl
p2tog
purl next 2 sts together
st(s)
stitch(es)
yo
yarn over
[ ]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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