Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Free Pattern & FO: Promenade Shawl
I loved the Colonnade shawl when I first saw it in Knitty. So beautiful.
But I dislike purling (feels like driving over speedbumps) and I much prefer double-sided scarves and shawls. So I modified Colonnade.
This modification was inspired by two current instances of awesomeness:
(1) Two Book: Reversible Knitting by Lynne Barr and Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits: Creative Techniques for Knitting Both Sides Right.
(2) Stephen West's Colonnade Shawl in the Fall 2009 edition of Knitty.
I give you Promenade.
First, go read Colonnade.
Yarn: 1 skein Malabrigo worsted in Vaa (dark green - color 1); 2 skeins Malabrigo worsted in a funny color that I dyed (multicolor - color 2).
Needles: Size 10
Follow directions from Colonnade through the "Set-Up Row."
Now you will follow the rest of the directions for the "Stockinette Section" BUT you will work in GARTER stitch.
Moving on to the lace section. Change to color 2 yarn. Knit 1 row.
Here's the lace pattern. Remember: you need to continue to increase every other row at the edges and around the markers, using YOs as per the Colonnade pattern. This lace pattern uses a multiple of 3 sts.
2-Sided Promenade Lace:
2yo = double yarn-over; wrap yarn 2x around needle.
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 sts together, pass the slipped st over; creates a centered, 2-st decrease.
Row 1: k1, yo, k1, *2yo, sk2p*, repeat ** until 1 st remains before marker, yo, k1, slip marker, k1, yo, k1. Continue ** and working increases at markers as established, until 2 sts remain in row, k1, yo, k1.
NOTE: So long as you have a multiple of 3 sts on your needles, your 2yo-sk2p lace should work out exactly with the markers.
To make the larger eyelets using the 2yos, you will k the first loop of the yo, then purl the next loop, and k all other sts, like this:
Row 2: k3, *k1, p1, k1*, continue **
Rows 3, 4, 5, 6: Knit all rows. Remember: you need to continue to increase every other row at the edges and around the markers, using YOs as per the Colonnade pattern.
NOTE: Since you work this is a 6-row repeat, the number of sts between the markers will always be a multiple of 3, so your st count should always work with the yarn-overs at the markers.
Posted by KRGP at 7:55 AM