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Spring Shawl KAL The Borders

Free Knitting Pattern


This is the final section and you have a big choice to make here. There are a couple of options for finishing the shawl. All are very pretty but one is definitely 'extra'. I've knitted both the largest and smallest versions and they were both worth the effort, although you need to be aware the Eternal Frill will take a VERY long time to complete. It's stunning but does require dedication. I was bingeing all back seasons of Game of Thrones when I knit the eternal frill at full size (there is a half size option). I ran out of episodes before I had finished the frill!


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Abbreviations

bo bind off

k knit

k2tog knit 2 sts together

yo yarn over

p purl

ssk slip, slip knit 2 sts together tbl

sl slip

SM stitch marker

st(s) stitch(es)

tbl through back of loop


Pattern Notes

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 BELL EDGING

Skip this section if you decide to opt for the alternative very full edging – Eternal Frill.


Change to C2.


Rnd 1: K1, yo, k94, yo, k94, yo, k94, yo, k to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: *K1, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: as Rnd 2

Rnd 4: *Yo, k1, yo, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *K1tbl, k1, k1tbl, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 6: *Yo, k3, yo, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 7: *K1tbl, k3, k1tbl, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: *Yo, k5, yo, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 9: *K1tbl, k5, k1tbl, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 10: *Yo, k7, yo, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 11: *K1tbl, k7, k1tbl, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 12: *Yo, k9, yo, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 13: *K1tbl, k9, k1tbl, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 14: *Yo, k11, yo, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 15: *K1tbl, k11, k1tbl, p7; rep from * to end of rnd.


Bind off all sts. Seam the edges of the bell edging with a simple whip stitch and sew in all the loose ends.


FINISHING

Block firmly to create the smooth centre circle. Do not block the Bell Edging as it will loose its shaping.


 

Instructions The Eternal Frill

This Eternal Frill, or fluted , to quote its formal name, is worked at a 90° angle to the main body of the shawl. This Eternal Frill lace pattern is double sided, there is no specific right side or wrong side to the pattern. All odd-numbered rows are worked outwards towards the edge of the knitting, while all even-numbered rows and worked towards the main body of the shawl.



You will need to use your stitch marker as reference when joining the lace to the main body of the shawl. The increase section, SECTION 10 - INCREASE, is optional. My sample is created with the increase section before starting the frill. If you are happy with less fullness, skip the increase section and go right into the frill instead. (You will be saving yourself half the work this way too!). If the stitches do not work out perfectly at the end of the border, do not panic. It is really easy to miss count during your 1000+sts and approximately 63 repeats at maximum increase, it is only 32 without the increase.


The beauty of this frill is that you can adjust by adding in additional k2tog at the inner join edge or skipping some in the last repeat to get your stitches to tally up.


SECTION 10 - INCREASE

Change to C2.


Rnd 1: P to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: *K1, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. – 760 sts

Rnd 3: P to end of rnd.


SECTION 10 - ALTERNATE WITH NO INCREASE

Change to C2.


Rnd 1: P to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: *K2tog, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. – 380 sts

Rnd 3: P to end of rnd.



SECTION 11 - ETERNAL FRILL

The lace edging will be worked flat. Turn work after each row.


Using Cable Cast-on, CO 1 st, PM, CO 21 sts.

Set-up Row: K21, SM, k2tog. The k2tog at the end of a row joins the edging to the main body of the shawl.


Row 1: Sl1, SM, k15, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2. – 1 st inc’d/ 22 sts from the Marker to the end of row

Row 2: K9, p11. Turn. – leaving 2 sts before the Marker unworked

Row 3: K14, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.– 1 st inc’d/ 23 sts from the Marker to the end of row

Row 4: K10, p11, k2, SM, k2tog.

Row 5: Sl1, SM, k17, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2. – 1 st inc’d/ 24 sts from the Marker to the end of row

Row 6: K11, p11. Turn. – leaving 2 sts before the Marker unworked

Row 7: P11, k5, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2.– 1 st inc’d/ 25 sts from the Marker to the end of row

Row 8: K25, SM, k2tog.

Row 9: Sl1, SM, k2, p11, k6, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2. – 1 st inc’d/ 26 sts from the Marker to the end of row

Row 10: K24. Turn. – leaving 2 sts before the Marker unworked

Row 11: P11, k7, [yo, k2tog] twice, yo, k2. – 1 st inc’d/ 27 sts from the Marker to the end of row

Row 12: BO 6 sts, k20, SM, k2tog. – 6 sts dec’d/ 21 sts from the Marker to the end of row


Repeat Rows 1-12 until all the live stitches along the edge of the main body are worked. Bind off all sts.


Seam the edges of the Eternal Frill with a simple whip stitch and sew in all the loose ends.


FINISHING

Block firmly to create the smooth centre circle. Do not block the frill as it will lose its shaping


And there you go you have a stunning new shawl.


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