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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pattern: Ozark Danish Shawl


This shawl was inspired by the project: Traditional Danish Tie-Shawls in Spin-Off Magazine’s Spring 2008 issue.
MATERIALS:
10-15 Skeins Ozark Handspun Opulent in 3 coordinating colors
1 Set US Size 10 Knitting Needles
1 US Size L or larger Crochet Hook
Row Markers

Gauge: 8 stitches per 4 inches; 16 rows per 4 inches

Size Chart: X Large 160 rows; Large 144 rows; Medium 128 rows; Small 112 rows

Notes: This piece is started in the center and worked in one piece in garter stitch. Increase every other row creating two triangles with 3 stitches as the center point. It is best to mark the right side. Slip-stitch the first stitch on every row. The border is a single crochet around the entire shawl. Yarn over increase occurs on the right side on every other row. Increase two times at the beginning of the row after the third stitch, two times in the middle either side of the 3 center stitches and two times at the end of the row before the last 3 stitches. Yarn-overs are knitted through the back loop on the wrong side on both edges of the shawl. Yarn-over increases create a vertical row of holes down the middle of the shawl on either side of the three center stitches. The size of the shawl is determined by the number of rows with the gauge depending upon how long you desire the back.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cast on 7 stitches. Knit 3 rows garter stitch.
Row 4: Knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, place marker, knit 3, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1.
Row 5: Slip first stitch, knit.
Row 6: Knit 2, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 3, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 2.
Row 7: Slip first stitch, knit.
Row 8: Knit 3, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, place marker, knit 3, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 3.
Row 9: Slip first stitch, knit.
Row 10: Knit 3, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, palce marker, knit 3, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 3.
Row 11: Slip first stitch, knit.
Row 12: Knit 3, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, palce marker, knit 3, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over, knit 3.
Row 13: Slip first stitch, knit.
Repeat rows 12 and 13 until the desired size/length is reached.
Note: Be sure to yarn over on the right side of your work. Yarn-overs are knitted through the back loop on the wrong side on both edges of the shawl.
Finishing: Single crochet around the entire edge of the shawl.Ties: Cut yarn into 12-20 inch lengths. Braid 6 strands together and tie off at one end, tie onto shawl with the free end.

Adapted by Pat Hebert for Ozark Handspun, May 2008
Printing Instructions: To print click Ozark Danish Shawl.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great. Can't wait to try it. But,intro to directions says slip first stitch of each row, but directions only have slipped first stitch on wrong side. Can that be right?

December 26, 2008 at 4:29:00 AM CST  
Anonymous Ina said...

Dear Anonymous,

Slipping the first stitch of the row creates an edge stitch. It looks like a chain, or binding off loosely (along the sides, not just the bind-off edge).

If you slip the first stitch every other row, the edging would only be on one side.

My guess is it's a typo, and the intro is correct. I haven't checked the pdf to see if it's more clear.

February 13, 2009 at 9:41:00 AM CST  

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