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Wanderlust Lace Shawl

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Bohemian dreams and lacy details collide in the Wanderlust Lace Shawl. This gypsy-chic knit shawl pattern is an ornate piece any knitter would be proud to complete. Featuring a versatile shape that can be worn any number of ways, the Wanderlust Lace Shawl is perfect for year-round wear. The dusty pink hue of this lacy beauty is perfect for jeans, dresses, skirts, and more.

Wanderlust Lace Shawl
Wanderlust Lace Shawl
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Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size: 8 or 5 mm

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

Materials:

  • Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
  • Main Color (MC) Victorian Rose (9721) - 2 balls
  • One pair size U.S. 8 (5 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

 

GAUGE
In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 24 rows = 4"/10cm

 

MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 56"/142cm wide x 16"/40.5cm long.

 

SPECIAL TERMS

Chain Loop: Worked into stitch on right needle, *yarn over the right needle, pass stitch from right hand needle over yarn; rep from * 9 times more (10 chains made).
skp: Slip 1 knitwise, knit next st, pass slipped stitch over.
sk2p: Slip 1 knitwise, knit next 2 sts together, pass slip stitch over.
sk3p: Slip 1 knitwise, knit next 3 sts together through back, pass slipped stitch over.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Note: Only RS rows are shown. On all WS rows, purl all sts and single yos; [p1, k1] all double yos.



Legend

 

Lace Edging Chart

 


SHAWL
 
CO 8 sts.
 
Row 1 (RS): K
 
Row 2 and all WS Rows: P
 
Row 3: K1, yo, k2, yo, k to last 3, yo, k2, yo, k1—12 sts.
Rep Rows 2 and 3, 18 more times, ending with a WS row--84 sts.
 

Shape Right Side:
 
Row 1 (RS): K1, yo, k2, yo, k29, turn, leaving rem sts unworked, pm (place marker)—34 sts.
 
Row 2 and all WS Rows: P.
 
Row 3: K1, yo, k2, yo, k to 3 sts before marker, turn, move marker to last worked st—33 sts.
 
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until there are 7 sts on needle before marker, ending with a WS row. Remove marker.
 
Last Row: K over all sts on needle.
 

Shape Left Side:
 
Row 1 (WS): P32, turn, leaving rem sts unworked, pm—32 sts.
 
Row 2: K to 3 sts before end of row, yo, k2, yo, k1—34 sts.
Row 3: P to 3 sts to marker, turn, leaving rem sts unworked, move marker to last purled st:

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until there are 7 sts on needle before marker, ending with a RS row. Remove marker.
 
Work 4 rows in Garter st over all sts on needle. BO on RS.
 

Edging Base Rows (worked at opposite side):
 
Note: There should be 47 holes on each side of work.
 
Row 1 (RS): [pu (pick up) and k 1 st before first hole, yo] twice—4 sts; [pu and k 1 st in next hole, yo] 47 times for a total of 94 sts; [pu and k 1 st across at beg row, yo] 3 times for a total of 6 sts; [pu and k 1 st in next hole, yo] 47 times  for a total of 94 sts; [pu and k 1 st after last hole, yo, pu 1 st and k for a total of 3 sts--201 sts.
 
Rows 2-4: Work in Garter st, in 1 st at last row--202 sts.
 
 
Lace Edging:
Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k9, *[yo] twice, k9; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2—246 sts.
 
Row 2 and all WS Rows: P all sts and single yos; and [p1, k1] all double yos.
Row 3: K2, *k1, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2—246 sts.
 
Row 5: K2, *k2, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2—246 sts.
 
Row 7: K2, *yo, skp, k1, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2—246 sts

Row 9: K2, *k1, yo, skp, k1, yo, sk2p, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2—246 sts

Row 11: K2, *k2, yo, skp, k3, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2—246 sts.

Row 13: K2, *k3, yo, skp, k1, [yo] twice, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2—290 sts.

Row 15: K2, *k6, yo, k2, yo, k5; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2—334 sts.

Row 17: K2, skp, k4, [yo, k4] twice; *sk2p, k4, [yo, k4] twice; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3—335 sts.

Row 19: K2, skp, k3, yo, k6, yo, k3; *sk2p, k3, yo, k6, yo, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—335 sts.

Row 21: K2, skp, k2, yo, k8, yo, k2; *sk2p, k2, yo, k8, yo, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—335 sts.

Row 23: K2, skp, k1, yo, k4, yo, k2, yo, k4, yo, k1; *sk2p, k1, yo, k4, yo, k2, yo, k4, yo, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—379 sts.

Row 25: K2, skp, yo, k5, yo, k4, yo, k5, yo; *sk2p, yo, k5, yo, k4, yo, k5, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—423 sts.

Row 27: K2, skp, k5, [yo] twice, k6, [yo] twice, k5; *sk2p, k5, [yo] twice, k6, [yo] twice, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—467 sts.

Row 29: K2, skp, k3, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog, [(yo) twice, k1] 4 times, [(yo) twice, skp] twice, skp, k1; *sk2p, k3, k2tog, [yo] twice, k2tog, [(yo) twice, k1] 4 times, [(yo] twice, skp] twice, skp, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—621 sts.

Row 31: K2, skp, k2, k2tog, [(yo) twice, k3] 7 times; *sk2p, k2, k2tog, [(yo) twice, k3] 7 times; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2—863 sts.

Row 33 (BO Row): K2tog, work Chain Loop(see Special Terms), *sk3p (2 sts are now on right hand needle), pass first st over last st, work Chain Loop; rep from * to end of row. BO rem st.

 

FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Block piece to measurements.

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Some questions. (1) Are the 47 holes on the cast-on or bind-off side? (2) After you've completed shaping the left side, you end with a RS row. Then you work 4 rows in garter stitch - WS, RS, WS, RS. How can you then BO on RS? BO would be on WS. Any help would be appreciated. I'd rate this higher if the directions were clearer.

I made this and love it. It was the easiest pattern I have used for any item.

will be making soon it is beautiful

I just finished this and was amazed I could do it. I knit plain things pretty well and some socks, but it came out so good. I have already been asked to make one for a friend and I just might. Patience is the best thing I can say and look where your holes are suppose to be in the lace. If there aren't there you are probably twisting the stitches. I found I did and had to go back to the beginning of the base rows for the lace and in a little over a week I was finished. I love it..

I knit this shawl up and had no difficulty at all with it... be warned though... the last row (cast-off) is a killer!! there are over 2,000 stitches in it because for every stitch (or third stitch? I knit it a couple of months ago) you increase TEN to make the lacy loops. It is gorgeous when completed, and I will probably knit this again. OH... and with those of you having difficulty with the number of holes in the beginning - TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN. I was stumped there too and took me a while to figure it out.

I am working on this shawl. I'm a 50+ year knitter and can't make the numbers work. Is anyone else having trouble with this. I have the 84 sts. but when you work across to the middle using the numbers in the pattern, there is 20 sts not worked. Besides which, if I'm understanding correctly, there should be 47 holes on each side of the shawl. I worked it as written and could only come up with 20 plus holes. After ripping, I added 10 of the extra sts from the unworked center and still only come up with 38 holes! I'm baffled!

Does anyone know what the shaded areas are on the chart? The Legend doesn't show any.

I am near the end of completing this shawl. A TRICK FOR THOSE WHO ARE HAVING TROUBLE: I wrote each row onto a 3x5 card, writing out words, if needed. Each card is numbered according to the row. The card Is put to the back of the stack when the row is completed. For repeated rows, such as 2 & 3, I use a pencil to mark how many times I knitted each row (repeat 18 times).

It's me again. Has anyone tried this pattern yet? I am in limbo hoping to figure out the lace edging part. I don't know how to contact the creator of the pattern. Thank you for any help you can give me.

I'm on the final bindoff of this shawl. The key is to make sure that you have the 47 holes in the beginning. I have to admit that I did this twice to get it right. I kept going until I had the 47 holes and just to make sure that I did I put the little plastic safety pins in the holes so I could find them. Once you have that and read the pattern carefully (watch for those commas and brackets) it's fun to do. That said; it take a whole lot of yarn and very long circular needles.

Row one on the lace edging does not match the chart. (RS): K2, yo, k9, *[yo] twice...The chart is showing K2, yo, K5.....Also is it possible to Yo twice? Any help please. I have worked the shawl up to the lace. Thanks.

yes you can yo twice its rather a common stitch in knitting to make the hole you are creating larger or to create an elongated stitch-just wrap the yarn around the needle twice instead of just once. hope this helps.

The chart in the link does not include the legend (key) for the symbols, which is what murfaeb69 needed to interpret the chart.

Please! If you're going to provide the pattern, provide the key for the chart. I searched it out and the link to the entire pattern in pdf form including the key for the chart is at http://www.yarnspirations.com/assets/files/pattern == -files/%5Bnode%3Aid%5D/pdf/en/Shoulder%20Shawl%20_ == %20Yarn%20_%20Free%20Knitting%20Patterns%20_%20Cro == chet%20Patterns%20_%20Yarnspirations.pdf

If you click the link "Wanderlust Lace Shawl Chart" in the pattern above, a window will open and display the chart. We do provide patterns, but are not always able to post them directly on the pattern because of sizing issues. Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am not a shawl, cowl, or scarf person. Nonetheless THIS is a "must have" item. I like how the pattern is written: clear and understandable. An easy pattern for such a lacey and beautiful accessory! I take my hat off to whomever designed this shawl.

where is the key for chart>

Yarnspirations.com has the "legend" (key) for chart.

Here - I went and looked for it. http://www.yarnspirations.com/assets/files/pattern == -files/%5Bnode%3Aid%5D/pdf/en/Shoulder%20Shawl%20_ == %20Yarn%20_%20Free%20Knitting%20Patterns%20_%20Cro == chet%20Patterns%20_%20Yarnspirations.pdf

If you click the link "Wanderlust Lace Shawl Chart" in the pattern above, a window will open and display the chart. We do provide patterns, but are not always able to post them directly on the pattern because of sizing issues. Editors of AllFreeKnitting

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