Friday, September 20, 2013

Waves Shawlette - 1 skein Shawlette knit in Souk

I love to see what I can get out of a skein.  Souk is one of our new yarns for Fall 2013 - a silk-wool blend with a tweedy texture.  Each 220 yard skein shifts through 8 colors and there are 14 colorways to choose from.  Previously I'd created an Infinity scarf from 1 skein and wanted to try to do a quick shawlette.  The beauty of this yarn is that it does most of the work and simple patterns do best.


Materials
-        1 skein Souk (55% Silk/45% Wool – 220 yds/100 g ) – shown in 11 (Jewels)
-        Size US 10 needle
-        2 Stitch Markers
-        Yarn needle
Finished Measuments
-        1 skein = 45” wide across the top x 20” long at the point


Abbreviations
-        K – Knit
-        YO – Yarn over
-        K2Tog – Knit 2 Together
-        pm – Place Marker
-        sm – Slip Marker
-        sl1 – Slip one stitch
-        psso – Pass Slipped Stitch Over
-    P - Purl
CO 3 stitches
Row 1 - K1, YO, [pm]K1 [pm] YO, K1
Row 2 - Knit
Row 3 - K1, YO, K1, YO [sm]K1 [sm] YO, K1, YO, K1
Row 4 - Knit


Start Pattern
Row 1 - K1, YO, Knit to Marker, YO, [sm] K1 [sm] YO, K to last stitch, YO, K1
Row 2 - Knit
Repeat 29 more times


You will have 129 stitches on your needles when you start the Lacey Edge – 64 on each side of the stitch marker – this will leave 63 stitches for the Lacey Edge

Lacey Edge (Lace pattern is a multiple of 12 + 1)

Row 1 - K1, YO,  K1, *[K2tog, K2tog, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (sl1, K1, psso) – 2 times, K1] repeat from * to 2 stitches before marker K2, YO [sm] K1 [sm] YO, K3, *[K2tog, K2tog, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (sl1, K1, psso) – 2 times, K1] repeat from * to last  stitch, YO, K1

Row 2 (and all even rows) –  P

Row 3 - K1, YO,  K1, *[K2tog, K2tog, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (sl1, K1, psso) – 2 times, K1] repeat from * to 4 stitches before marker K4, YO [sm] K1 [sm] YO, K5, *[K2tog, K2tog, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (sl1, K1, psso) – 2 times, K1] repeat from * to last  stitch, YO, K1

Row 5 - K1, YO,  K1, *[K2tog, K2tog, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (sl1, K1, psso) – 2 times, K1] repeat from * to 6 stitches before marker K6, YO [sm] K1 [sm] YO, K7, *[K2tog, K2tog, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (sl1, K1, psso) – 2 times, K1] repeat from * to last  stitch, YO, K1


Row 7 - K1, YO,  K1, *[K2tog, K2tog, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (sl1, K1, psso) – 2 times, K1] repeat from * to 8 stitches before marker K8, YO [sm] K1 [sm] YO, K9, *[K2tog, K2tog, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (sl1, K1, psso) – 2 times, K1] repeat from * to last  stitch, YO, K1 

Row 9 - K1, YO, Knit to Marker, YO, [sm] K1 [sm] YO, K to last stitch, YO, K1

Bind off very loosely
Weave in ends

Block to desired measurement – I did wet blocking with wires and pins

10 comments:

  1. I've been studying this shawl. It's very beautiful, however I seem to be having a senior moment. If you cast on 3 and start from top how does it grow? Starting from the bottom makes sense but then the edging is last. Please set me straight here!

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  2. You increase 4 stitches every other row. There are 4 YOs on the increase rows.

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    1. When starting lace portion of this pattern, I have 68 stiches on each side of markers. It appears by the lace pattern, there should be 67. Is there a correction for this pattern.

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    2. I will tweak - thanks - at this point, just knit 1 more stitch before and after the marker and it should work out.

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  3. I'm working on this shawl now---are there any corrections?

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  4. I've done the math on this pattern 4 times, and I believe that if the pattern is done correctly one should have a total of 133 stitches before the edging. That would be 66 on each side, plus the center stitch. Your edging calls for 67 stitches each side. I'm concerned that if I simply eliminate one stitch somewhere the edging will not work out correctly. Help!

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  5. What does the '2 times' refer to? Is it everything from the beginning bracket, or just the (sl1, k1, psso)? Also, should it be (YO, K1) 2 times rather than 3 times? I've tried to chart it, and the only way it seems to come out as a 19-stitch repeat is if I do: *K2tog, K2tog, (YO, K1) 2 times, YO, (sl1, K1, psso) 2 times* repeat from *, K1.

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  6. Sorry for all of the confusion - I just updated the pattern - I made the mistake of trying to edit it while jet lagged and that did not work very well. The lace pattern is a multiple of 12 + 1.

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  7. I am really confused as it seems to me that people are getting different counts before starting the lace pattern. I am almost to where I have - "You will have 129 stitches on your needles when you start the Lacey Edge – 64 on each side of the stitch marker – this will leave 63 stitches for the Lacey Edge" 64 on each side and one in the middle equal 129 stitches. I don't understand the "63 stitches for the Lacey Edge" At this point my shawl does not look very big and if I want to increase the stitches before the lacey edge how do I do that? Is it by adding 12 more to EACH side or 6 to EACH side +1 would equal the 12+1 .?

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