Razor Shell Knit Lace Shawl FREE Pattern
Razor Shell Knit Lace Shawl FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl
Knit from the bottom up, the first rows are daunting but with the decrease rows they just get faster and faster! The garter stitch ruffle has a beautiful flounce to it, and the vertical lines of the lace pattern burst into a fan with the cleverly placed decreases in pattern. The bamboo shines like silk and drapes so beautifully. Wear it to your fanciest of holiday parties!
(1) hank Be So Fine Yarn; 100% bamboo; 650 yards per 4oz; Million Dollar Red.
US6 (4mm) knitting needles, preferably 24”+ circular
Gauge: not critical for this project
Finished size: 66” wide x 32” long, after blocking
Stitch Abbreviations: (co) cast on; (k) knit; (k2tog) knit 2 stitches together; (k5tog) knit 5 stitches together; (p) purl; (pm) place marker; (s2kp) slip 2 together, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over; (ssk) slip slip knit together; (sm) slip marker.
CO 630 sts.
Work 12 rows in garter stitch (knit every row).
Work 1 decrease row: k2tog across. -- 315 sts
NOTE: maintain first and last 8 sts of every row in garter stitch
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: k8, pm (place marker), (k1, yo, k9, s2kp, k9, yo, k1, pm) x13, k8. -- 315 sts
Row 2 (and all even numbered rows): k8, purl across to last 8 sts: k8.
Row 9: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k7, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k7, yo, k1, sm)x13, k8. -- 289 sts
Rows 11, 13, 15, 17: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k8, s2kp, k8, yo, k1)x13, k8. -- 289 sts
Rows 19: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k6, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k6, yo, k1)x13, k8. -- 263 sts
Rows 21, 23, 25, 27: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k7, s2kp, k7, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 263 sts
Row 29: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k5, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k5, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 237 sts
Rows 31, 33, 35, 37: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k6, s2kp, k6, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 237 sts
Row 39: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k4, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k4, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 211 sts
Rows 41, 43, 45, 47: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k5, s2kp, k5, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 211 sts
Row 49: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k3, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k3, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 185 sts
Rows 51, 53, 55: k8, sm (k1, yo, k4, s2kp, k4, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 185 sts
Row 57: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k2, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k2, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 159 sts
Rows 59, 61, 63: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k3, s2kp, k3, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 159 sts
Row 65: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k1, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, k1, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 133 sts
Rows 67, 69, 71: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k2, s2kp, i2, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 133 sts
Row 73: k8, sm, (k1, yo, ssk, s2kp, k2tog, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 107 sts
Rows 75, 77, 79: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k1, s2kp, k1, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 107 sts
Row 81: k8, sm, (k1, yo, k5tog, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 81 sts
Rows 83, 85, 87: k8, sm, (k1, yo, s2kp, yo, k1) x13, k8. -- 81 sts
Row 89: k8, sm, (k1, s2kp, k1) x13, k8. -- 55 sts
Rows 91, 93, 95: knit across. -- 55 sts
Remove stitch markers on next row.
Row 97: k8, (s2kp) x13, k8. -- 29 sts
Garter Stitch Border:
Row 99: k7, k2tog, turn (skipping rem sts).
Row 100: k8.
Rep rows 99 - 100 twelve more times. When there are the first 8 sts on one needle and the last 8 sts on the other needle, with no remaining center stitches, BO all sts using 3 needle bind off technique.
Fasten off. Weave in loose ends. Hand wash, block to finished measurements and let dry.
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