Sep 12, 2014

Mystic Shawl- Double knit

mysticshawlJust enough warmth – cover the shoulders and back with this beautiful shawl.  Knit in Open Braid Stitch with soft, random stripes, and knit in 3 easy pieces. Great for beginner to advanced knitters. One size will fit most.  48” from back tip to front edges.

Needed:

Loom: 28” Knitting Board + ext, or original 28″ Knitting Board

Notions: Knit Hook, Crochet hook and darning needle

Yarn: Worsted weight roving yarn, 260 yds per skein. green=(5) skeins  blue=(1) skein

Sides of this shawl are rectangular.  The center back is knit in a square shape that joins the front with shoulder seams, and falls to point in back.

Long Front Sides:  (knit 2)

Cast On (56) stitches with green yarn.  Lay anchor yarn. See box for review of Open Braid Stitch.

With each color change, we will cut yarn and knot after tying on the next color

Knit (12) rows in green.

Tie in Blue yarn.  Cut green and knot.

Knit (2) rows in blue.

Tie in Green yarn.

Knit (18) rows.

Tie on Blue yarn.

Knit (4) rows.

Tie on Green yarn.

Knit (20) rows.

Tie on Blue yarn.

Knit (6) rows.

Tie on Green yarn.

Knit(10) rows.

Bind Off board.

Bind Off at anchor yarn.

Knit the 2nd piece of Long Front Side

Square Back Piece:

Cast On (64) Stitches in Green.

Lay anchor yarn.

Knit (8) rows in green.

 

Open Braid Stitch:

Weave yarn around needle #1 on top board, down to needle #4 on bottom board. (closest to knitter). Weave every other needle to end.  End stitches will be consecutive.  Return to cover all needles skipped.  Hook over all.

Tie in Blue.

Knit (4) rows.

Tie in Green yarn.

Knit (18) rows.

Tie in Blue yarn.

Knit (3) rows.

Tie in Green yarn.

Knit (18) rows.

Tie in Blue yarn.

Knit (3) rows.

Tie in Green yarn.

Decrease (1) stitch at beginning of each row for (8) rows.

After first decrease, start row on needles #2 and #5.  Use this row start on every other row.  In other words, for these (8) decrease rows, start row 1,3,5,7 on needles #2 and #5.  The other rows, start on the usual #1 and #4.  This adjustment will keep the Open Braid in correct sequence.

Bind Off of board and Anchor yarn.

Finishing:

Sew one short end of Front piece to Back matching to decrease edge.

Sew 2nd side of Front to Back matching the other side of decrease edge.

The decrease corner of back is at the back of neck.

 

Optional:  You may choose to add fringe to the front bottom edges.  You may also want to add a hidden snap at front neckline to secure the shawl.  The shape of the shawl stays put on your shoulders and our sample does not have a fastener.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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