Friendship Shawl

Friendship Shawl 2

A shawl for a best friend is sometimes the closest we can get to giving our best friend a perpetual hug. Although your arms are not around their shoulders, the yarn that has passed through your hands thousands of times can be around their shoulders each time they wear the shawl.

LOOM: All-n-One Loom or ‘Premium’ Round Loom Set

YARN: 520 yrds worsted weight wool. Sample was knit with 6 skeins of Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere.

NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

SIZE: 58″ x 16″

Pattern notes: Use one strand throughout. Suggest to use stitch markers to mark the stitch pattern count as this will make it easier to work the rows (see chart below). First row of Fern Lace Stitch Pattern is worked in a counter-clockwise direction (Left to Right)so that the first Lace row goes in a clockwise direction (Right to Left). Link to the video showing how to accomplish the stitch pattern on a loom: http://youtu.be/Xs9d1ImBVnE

Fern Lace Stitch Patternchart

Row 1: K to the end of row

Row 2: k3, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st k1

Row 3: K to the end of row

Row 4: k2, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Loom Knitting Break-down of Fern Lace Stitch Pattern.

We are going to focus on the stitch pattern, the break down will consist from the * of the stitch pattern, example for Row 2:  *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1. We are numbering these stitches as follows:

pegs illos

Row 1: Knit (from Left to Right direction on the loom)

Row 2: Move loops on the loom as follows:

Step 1: Take loop from peg 4 and hold it.

Step 2: Move loop from peg 3 to peg 4.

Step 3: Place loop from Step 1 on peg 4. Peg 4 has two loops on it.

Step 4: Remove loop from peg 5 and hold it.

Step 5: Move loop from peg 6 to peg 5.

Step 6: Place loop from Step 4 on peg 5. Peg 5 has two loops on it.

Step 7: Move loop from peg 7 to peg 6.

Step 8: Move loop from peg 8 to peg 7.

Step 9: Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3.

Step 10: Move loop from peg 1 to 2. Peg 1 is empty.

Row is ready to be worked.

E-wrap peg 1, knit peg 2-7 (treating both loops on pegs 4 and 5 as one loop), e-wrap peg 8, knit peg 9.

Row 3: knit to the end of the row

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Remember: The breakdown only includes from the * of the instructions

 DIRECTIONS

Crochet cast on 67 stitches (starting at peg 1, going from Right to Left direction on the loom), prepare to work a flat panel.

Border Edging

Row 1: K to the end or row.

Row 2: P to the end of row.

Lace rows

Row 1: K to the end of row

Row 2: k3, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last st k1

Row 3: K to the end of row

Row 4: k2, *yo, k2, sl1-k1-psso, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Repeat Lace Rows 1-4 until shawl measures 56 inches.

Border Edging

Next row: P to the end of row.

Next row: K to the end of row.

Bind off with basic bind off method.

Lightly block to measurements.

The chart below (click to enlarge) has 67 stitches charted. Each square shows the 9 stitches that constitute the Fern Lace Stitch Pattern, mark your knitting loom pegs by 9 stitches as shown to help you in creating the stitch pattern.

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