Easy Knit Lace Shawl

 By Jodie Gordon Lucas - Athens, OH




Using Number 15 needles cast on 69 stitches.
K1 YO k2togtbl (or Knit 2 together through the back loops. I ~think~ this is also called a slip slip knit).
Repeat this pattern until the end of the row. 
Repeat Row 1 for the length of the shawl.


Tips and Ideas about this pattern:

A rectangular shawl - The pattern is based on a lace pattern called "basic faggoting" from Teach yourself Visually,

Knitting and Crocheting, Wiley Publishing, 2004. page 130. In its simplest form it is

cast on in multiple of 2 stitches
K1 *yo, ssk. Repeat from * to last st, K1
Rep row 1.


0=yarn over
x=slip slip knit


The shawl looks like it has long stripes---with the yarn overs looking lacey and the knit/slip slip knit pairs looking solid.

If the stripes aren't easily visible after a few inches, something is wrong. Perhaps making a smaller

swatch (on 10 or 20 stitches) following the directions above might help.

I've found that many times when a rectangular pattern becomes an unwilling triangle it is because the yarn is pulled over the needle

and to the back at the end of a row causing the last stitch to roll and appear as if there are 2 stitches. I find that teaching new knitters

 to begin the row by first bringing the yarn from the left needle to their chin then dropping it will fix this tendency.


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