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from Sarah Montie Handknits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chelsea

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • K2tog, YO, picking up stitches, simple short rows (no wrapping or hiding wraps), following a simple lace pattern

Pattern Description:

2 Crescent Shaped Shawls with Lace Edging.

This can be a great beginning lace project. only Yo & K2tog are used in creating both lace patterns. If you are afraid of charts, don't worry, there are row by row instructions.

One pattern, 2 shawls. Each shawl uses the same basic lace stitch pattern, but one has more depth, creating a larger lace shawl.
The lace border is knit sideways; only working the lace pattern over a few stitches makes it easy to follow.
Stitches are picked up along the garter stitch edge of the lace border to finish the body of the shawl which is worked in garter stitch.
Short rows are used to create some graceful shaping. If you haven't done short rows before, don't worry, these are the simplest method.
This is a great introduction to lace shawl knitting because of the easy to follow pattern. It is great for the experienced lace shawl knitter because it is a very intuitive stitch pattern that you will be able to memorize.
Included in the pattern are photos, a list of abbreviations, and a stitch glossary.

The main photo is the large shawl.


This is knit at a loose gauge of 21sts=4in/10cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • A choice of a shawlette or shawl


  • 400-600 yds of sock weight yarn, I used Plymouth Stiletto
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