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Spring Shawl KAL Lotus Blossom

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.


Abbreviations

k knit

k2tog knit 2 sts together

yo yarn over

p purl

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

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.


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

Lotus Blossom



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.


Rnd 8: *K2tog, k4, yo, [p1, k2] twice, p1, yo, k4, ssk, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 9: *Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 10: *K6, [p1, k2] twice, p1, k6, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 11: *K1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, p1, k2, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 12: as Rnd 10


Rnd 13: *K2, yo, ssk, k2, p1, yo, ssk, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 14: as Rnd 10


Rnd 15: *K3, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 16: as Rnd 10


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


Rnd 18: *K1, yo, k4, ssk, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 19: *K2, yo, k4, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 20: *K3, yo, k4, ssk, p1, k2tog, k4, yo, k3, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 21: *Yo, k4, ssk, k3, p1, k3, k2tog, k4, yo, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 22: as Rnd 18


Rnd 23: *Yo, ssk, yo, k4, ssk, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, k4, yo, k2tog, yo, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 24: *K2, p1, yo, k4, ssk, p1, k2tog, k4, yo, p1, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 25: *K2tog, yo, p1, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, p1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p1, yo, ssk, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 26: *K2, (p1, k6) x 2, p1, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 27: *Yo, ssk, p1, k2, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, p1, k1, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, p1, k2tog, yo, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 28: as Row 26


Rnd 29: *K2tog, yo, p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, ssk, k2, p1, yo, ssk, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 30: as Rnd 26


Rnd 31: *Yo, ssk, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k2tog, yo, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.


Rnd 32: as Rnd 26


Work Rounds 1-32 one more time and then 1-10 one more time. A total of 74 rounds worked in this section.



 

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