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Princess

by Angela Tong

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The Princess Shawl is a child sized shawl, but can also be worn as a shawlette for adults. My 4-year-old daughter loves princesses and fairies. She loves playing dress up and is always asking me to try on my shawls. I knew that she would love one of her own. The special touch to this shawl is the crown picot edging knit with a yarn that has a bit of sparkle. My daughter picked out this edging from my stitch pattern book because she thought it looked like a princess crown.

The neck edge of the shawl is designed to have a bit of a curve to help keep the shawl on little shoulders. I think it also looks lovely to tie the shawl around the neck and have the shawl facing the front. No matter which way it will be worn, the shawl will be the perfect winter accessory for any little girl or even for you.

 

 


 


Size

1 size: shawl (child), shawlette (adult)

Finished Measurements

39” wide and 15.5” deep at center point, after blocking

Materials

Spud & Chloë™ Fine [80% Wool, 20% Silk, 248 yards/227 meters per 2.29 ounces/65 gram skein];

#7820 Wildberries [MC]; 1 skein

Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Glamour [96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester; 202 yards/185 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram skein];

#150 Platinum; 1 skein

Recommended needle sizes

US #6/4 mm 40 inch circular needle

Notions

Stitch markers
Tapestry Needle

Gauge

17 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in Lace Pattern, after blocking

Pattern Notes

The shawl is knit from the top down with sections of Stockinette stitch and sections of a lace pattern. The stitch markers are used to mark off the center spine of the shawl. It might also be helpful to use stitch markers on the 3 border stitches on each side of the shawl.

M1 (make 1 stitch): Insert left needle from front to back under strand of yarn which runs between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through back loop: 1 stitch increased.

Skills Required

Lace, yo, k2tog, k3tog, m1, picot bind off

Instructions

Note: If you do not wish to work the garter stitch tab beginning, cast on 10 sts with MC and proceed to Row 1.

Using MC cast on 3 sts. Knit 8 rows. Do not turn work at the end of last row. Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise; pick up and knit 4 sts along garter edge. Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise; pick up and knit 3 sts from cast on edge: 10 sts total.

DetailRow 1 (WS): K3, p4, k3.
Row 2 (RS): K3, yo, k1, m1, pm, k2, pm, m1, k1, yo, k3: 14 sts.
Row 3: K3, yo, p3, sm, k2, sm, p3, yo, k3: 16 sts.
Row 4: K3, yo, k4, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k4, yo, k3: 20 sts.
Row 5: K3, yo, p6, sm, k2, sm, p6, yo, k3: 22 sts.
Row 6: K3, yo, knit to first marker, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, knit to last 3 sts, yo, k3: 26 sts (4 sts increased).
Row 7: K3, yo, purl to first marker, sm, k2, sm, purl to last 3 sts, yo, k3: 28 sts (2 sts increased).
Repeat Rows 6 -7, 13 times: 106 sts.

Lace Pattern 1
Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, k2, * p1, k3; repeat from * to 3 sts before first marker, p1, k2, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k2, (p1, k3) across to last 6 sts, p1, k2, yo, k3: 110 sts (4 sts increased).
Row 2 (WS): K3, p3, * k1, p3; repeat from * to first marker, sm, k2, sm, p3, (k1, p3) across to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: K3, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, * p1, yo, k3tog, yo; repeat from * to 4 sts before first marker, p1, yo, k2tog, k1, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k1, k2tog, yo, (p1, yo, k3tog, yo) across to last 7 sts, p1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k3: 114 sts (4 sts increased).
Row 4: K3, p2, k1, * p3, k1; repeat from * to 2 sts before first marker, p2, sm, k2, sm, p2, k1, (p3, k1) across to last 5 sts, p2, k3.
Row 5: K3, yo, k2, p1, * k3, p1; repeat from * to 2 sts before first marker, k2, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k2, p1, (k3, p1) across to last 5 sts, k2, yo, k3: 118 sts (4 sts increased).
Row 6: K3, * p3, k1; repeat from * to 3 sts before first marker, p3, sm, k2, sm, (p3, k1) across to last 6 sts, p3, k3.
Row 7: K3, yo, k3, p1,* yo, k3tog, yo, p1; repeat from * to 3 sts before first marker, k3, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, k3, p1, (yo, k3tog, yo, p1) across to last 6 sts, k3, yo, k3: 122 sts (4 sts increased).
Row 8: K3, p6, * k1, p3; repeat from * to 7 sts before first marker, k1, p6, sm, k2, sm, p6, (k1, p3) across to last 10 sts, k1, p6, k3.
Repeat Rows 1-8 of Lace Pattern 2 more times: 154 sts.

DetailStockinette Stitch Section 1
Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, knit to first marker, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, knit to last 3 sts, yo, k3: 158 sts (4 sts increased).
Row 2 (WS): K3, yo, purl to first marker, sm, k2, sm, purl to last 3 sts, yo, k3: 160 sts (2 sts increased).
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 5 more times – 190 sts.

Stockinette Stitch Section 2
Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, knit to first marker, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k3: 194 sts (4 sts increased).
Row 2 (WS): K3, purl to first marker, sm, k2, sm, purl to last 3 sts, k3.

Lace Pattern 2
Repeat Rows 1-8 of Lace Pattern 2 times: 226 sts.

Stockinette Stitch Section 3
Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, knit to marker, m1, sm, k2, sm, m1, knit to last 3 sts, yo, k3: 230 sts.
Row 2 (WS): Knit across the row and remove markers.

Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail to weave in later.

Edging
Row 1 (RS): Using CC, knit across.
Row 2 (WS):  * (Cast on 2 sts, bind off 2 sts, slip st from RH needle to LH needle) 4 times, bind off 4 sts; repeat from * to end and bind off remaining st.

FINISHING

Using tapestry needle, weave in all ends. Soak and block the shawl to measurements.

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Angela is a knitting and crochet designer living in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, 4 year old daughter and 2 little dogs, Napoleon and Caesar. In her spare time, she likes to weave, spin yarn, sew and bake. She is as passionate about crafting as she is about food. Follow her crafting and food adventures on her blog.

 

 

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