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Spring Shawl KAL Chinese Lace

Free Knitting Pattern



Welcome to the third part of your new Spring Shawl, Chinese lace. The stitch count is now starting to get up there with every doubling as you change patterns, you'll be at 380sts by the end of this section.


As there are now significantly more stitches required each part is released weekly to give time to stay on track. Remember though there is no pressure to keep up, this is not a timed challenge. I want everyone to enjoy the process rather than feel under pressure to perform in a particular way.


I'm loving all the progress pics, please share them either in the comments below or in our FB group Yarn Jugglers. Use the hashtag #GCWBspringshawlKal2021 so I can find any shared on social media too. I can then add them to stories to inspire others too!


Remember to use as many stitch markers to separate repeats as you need. You may begin to learn to 'read' your stitches as you go. If not no worries this is a skill which comes with time and experience.


If you are looking for yarn requirements they are in the overview post, along with links to all the released parts of this KAL.


If you are looking for the paid PDF pattern for this shawl it was released for sale on 22nd February 2021 so you can get your own copy here.


Abbreviations

k knit

k2tog knit 2 sts together

yo yarn over

p purl

rnd round

ssk slip, slip knit 2 sts together tbl

st(s) stitch(es)

tbl through back of loop


Pattern Notes

Lace patterns used in the main sections are charted and each section has its own charts.


Remember to wrap your yarn twice around the needle when creating a YO followed by a purl stitch.


I strongly recommend using stitch markers between each lace repeat.


Do not forget to include the final YO before the stitch marker when following the lace patterns and working the middle round for the increase section.


If you are working the striped version all increases are in C2. If you are working in a solid or long gradient ignore the colour change instructions throughout.


Charts



Chinese Lace
























Instructions CHINESE LACE

Change to C1.


Rnd 1: *Ssk, k7, yo, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 2: *Ssk, k6, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: *Ssk, k5, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 4: *Ssk, k4, yo, k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *K3, k2tog, k4, yo, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 6: *K2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd

Rnd 7: *K1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: *K2tog, k4, yo, k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 9: *Yo, k3, k2tog, k4, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 10: *K1, yo, k2, k2tog, k4, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 11: *K2, yo, k1, k2tog, k4, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 12: *K3, yo, k2tog, k4, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 13: *Yo, k7, k2tog, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 14: *K1, yo, k6, k2tog, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 15: *K2, yo, k5, k2tog, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 16: *K3, yo, k4, k2tog, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 17: *Yo, k4, k2tog, k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 18: *K1, yo, k4, k2tog, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 19: *K2, yo, k4, k2tog, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 20: as Rnd 16

Rnd 21: *K4, ssk, k3, yo, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 22: *K4, ssk, k2, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 23: *K4, ssk, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 24: *K4, ssk, yo, k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Work Rounds 1-13 one more time. A total of 37 rounds worked in this section.


SECTION 8 - INCREASE

Change to C2.


Rnd 1: P to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: *K1, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. – 380 sts

Rnd 3: P to end of rnd.


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