Llama Shawl Finish (Pattern)

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The llama shawl finish:


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9/16/8 First, complete last shawl knit row. Then, cast on six stitches of border yarn on the circular needle next to live shawl stitches. With a straight needle the same size as the circular needle (my circular needle was an 11 and the only straight needle I had on hand was a 10 1/2 … it worked), slip the first border stich (one you just cast on) onto the straight needle. Then, knit four stitches. You now have one border stitch remaining on the circular needle. Slip that last border stitch onto the straight needle. Now, slip the next stitch on the circular needle (a live shawl stitch) onto the straight needle. Rearange the needles so that you can knit two together (the two stitches you just slipped onto the straight needle). Now, turn your work. Slip the first stitch onto the circular needle (that’s the K2 you just completed), knit the rest of the stitches onto the circular needle. You now have 6 border stitches on the circular needle. Turn again. Slip the first border stitch onto the straight needle. Knit to one from the end. Slip the last border stitch and then slip the first live shawl stitch onto the straight needle. Continue in this same pattern until the next stitch is the middle stitch of the shawl (remember, that’s the one you marked with the openable marker).

Next, directions to miter the point. (to be continued…)

9/26/8 Miter Point:

‘Til you get past the point, you’ll only be working mostly with the border stitches.
Row 1 slip the first stitch, knit 4 and turn.
Row 2 slip the first stitch, knit to end (this and all even rows)
Row 3 slip the first stitch, knit 3 and turn.
Row 4 repeat row 2
Row 5 slip the first stitch, knit 2 and turn. (see the pattern?)
Row 6 repeat row 2
Row 7 slip the first stitch, knit 1 and turn.
Row 8 repeat row 2
Row 9 slip the first stitch, kinit 4, slip the last border stitch then slip the slip the shawl stitch (that middle stitch), then reposition your needle so that you can knit the two stitches you just slipped over together and turn
Row 10 repeat row 2
Row 11 slip the first stitch, knit 1 and turn
Row 12 repeat row 2
Row 13 slip the first stitch, knit 2 and turn (again, see a pattern developing?)
Row 14 repeat row 2
Row 15 slip the first stitch, knit 3 and turn
Row 16 repeat row 2
Row 17 slip the first stitch, knit 4 and turn
Row 18 repeat row 2
Row 19 slip the first stitch, knit 4 and then slip the last border stitch and then the next shawl stitch and then reposition the needles so you can knit the two stitches you sliped together.

Continue on the pattern above along the live edge of the shawl picking up a “live” shawl stitch every two rows, as you had been before you got to the point.

I’ve tried to make the directions clear. It’s always easier in my head than when I try to write it out. Questions? Just ask.

Tropical Twister

 

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