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Treasure Island Shawl


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The sparkling blue of the sea surrounds the shores of a jewel-toned island in this easy, heart-shaped shawl inspired by the classic novel, Treasure Island. This was my first pattern that included a lace edging. I learned the technique from Laura Nelkin's fabulous Mastering Lace Shawls class right here on Craftsy! The body begins with 3 stitches cast on at the center top edge and is worked down towards the bottom in stockinette stitch with yarn over increases. Optional beads can be added randomly during the last few rows of the body. The bottom of the shawl is then finished off with a simple lace edging that can incorporate beads for extra sparkle. This pattern is a good introduction to lace knitting and/or beaded knitting. The beads are optional, so if both techniques are new to you, you may choose to omit the beads and concentrate on the lace. The shawl is knit flat, but a long circular needle is used to hold the large number of stitches. Two versions of the lace edging written instructions and charts are provided?one with and one without beading. This pattern has been tested and tech edited. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, increases (M1, yarn over), decreases (k2tog and ssk), optional beading GAUGE 12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches (after blocking) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 48 inches (122 cm) x 51 inches (130 cm), after blocking

Recommended with this pattern

  • 100 yds (100 m) bulky yarn, 500 yds (457m) superfine yarn
  • 32-inch US 11 (8 mm) circular needle, optional Size 11 (1.1 mm) steel crochet hook for beading
  • approximately 500 (30 gm) size 6/0 glass beads (optional)

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Carla Pera Designs
Carla Pera Designs
My mom taught me how to knit, sew and crochet when I was a girl. It's all part of who I am. I like to design things that are elegantly simple, not too difficult, but also might teach you something new. Clicking on the www box below will take you to my knitting blog where I always have something to say.