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Shawls, Wraps, and Scarves by Louisa Harding

Shawls, Wraps, and Scarves by Louisa Harding

Author:Louisa Harding
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: 2019-01-17T16:00:00+00:00


RAIZEL

PAISLEY WRAP

The Paisley motif can be traced back to before the industrial revolution. Highly-prized handwoven and embroidered shawls from Kashmir were traded between merchants and aristocracy in the eighteenth century. Paintings depicting queens and duchesses encouraged the fashion for these wraps leading to the invention of the Jacquard loom. A small town in Scotland became the weaving capital, and the original Kashmir teardrop design was renamed “Paisley.”

WRAP

Rectangular wrap knitted widthwise

Wet blocking dimensions

Approximate width: 12 inches (30 cm)

Approximate length: 62 inches (157 cm)

YARN

Knitted in DK weight yarn

Approximately 464 yards (425 m) of Yarn A and 232 yards (212 m) of Yarn B

Photographed in Yarntelier Cashmere Gilli

Yarn A. 2 x 50g balls color 512 Crowedge

Yarn B. 1 x 50g ball color 501 Oakwood

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

US 8 (5 mm) 32 inches (80 cm) circular knitting needle

US 9 (5.5 mm) 32 inches (80 cm) circular knitting needle

23 stitch markers, 7 medium buttons

GAUGE

20 stitches x 24 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) square measured over

Fair Isle pattern, once washed and wet blocked

20 stitches x 26 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) square measured

over stockinette stitch, once washed and wet blocked

NOTE

I suggest using a circular needle for this pattern because of the large number of stitches cast on.

RAIZEL

This patte n uses the Fair Isle technique of knitting, also known more accurately as “stranded knitting.” Fair Isle/stranded knitting is a technique for working two colors of yarn in the same row. Because the color changes are close together, you can simply carry the yarn you are not knitting with across the back of the work as you go. Pick it up when you need it, leave a strand or float of yarn on the back side of the work, taking care not to pull strands too tight and keeping an even tension.

WRAP

Using US 8 (5 mm) circular needle and yarn A, cast on 4 sts, place a SM *cast on 18 sts, place a SM, work from * 22 times, cast on 3 sts. (403 sts)

Now work 10 rows in feather and fan edging as folls:

Edging row 1 (RS): K3, SSM, ([K1, yo] 3 times, [SSK] 3 times, [K2tog] 3 times, [yo, K1] 3 times, SSM) 22 times, K4.

Edging rows 2, 3, 4: K slipping SM.

Edging row 5: K3, SSM, ([K1, yo] 3 times, [SSK] 3 times, [K2tog] 3 times, [yo, K1] 3 times, SSM) 22 times, K4.

Edging row 6: K slipping SM.

Edging row 7 (dec): K3, SSM, (K1, yo, K2, [SSK] 3 times, [K2tog] 3 times, K2, yo, K1 3 times, SSM) 22 times, K4. (315 sts)

Edging rows 8 & 9: K slipping SM.

Edging row 10: K3, P1, (SSM, P14) 22 times, SSM, K3.

Change to US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle and joining in yarn B work in 34 rows in Fair Isle patt working from chart and written instructions as folls:

Chart row 1 (RS): Using yarn A - K3, (SSM, using yarn A - K1, using yarn B - K1, using yarn A - K2, using yarn B - K7, using yarn A - K2, using yarn B - K1) 22 times, SSM, using yarn A - K4.



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