Free Knitting Pattern
Welcome to the fourth part of your new Spring Shawl, the Lotus Blossom. This is my favourite pattern in the shawl, the lotus flowers are beautiful. Be prepared that your shawl will begin to feel heavier in this section as you will work 74 rounds here.
I you are new to lace you will need to stretch your work flat to see the lotus flowers, I've included a wip shot so you know what to expect. The stunning lace shown above only becomes real when you block the shawl. Until then you'll be working with something resembling a jelly fish, as shown below. I find my jelly fish comforting and the magic of blocking is truly transformational.
It's important if you cannot read your stitches remember to use as many stitch markers to separate repeats as you need.
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 is available in the shop.
k2tog knit 2 sts together
yo yarn over
psso pass slipped st over the st to the left
sl slip purlwise
ssk slip as if to knit, slip as if to knit, knit 2 sts together tbl
tbl through back of loop
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.
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.
Instructions LOTUS BLOSSOM
Change to C1.
Rnd 1: *K2tog, yo, p1, k2tog, k4, yo, p1, yo, k4, ssk, p1, yo, ssk, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *K2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, k4, ssk, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: *K1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k4, ssk, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *K2tog, k4, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k4, ssk, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5: *K3, k2tog, k4, yo, p1, yo, k4, ssk, k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 6: as Rnd 2
Rnd 7: *K1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, yo, k4, ssk, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.