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I hope i can make creating this shawl fairly easy for you. will tell you how I created this shawl
This pattern runs on for a massive number of pages & has line by line
I looked through them & thought I could never do this BUTthere is one page that says Dreambird at the top of the page & has the
numbers 1 to 70 on it. this is the only page you need
I will give you
notes to make on this page & you should have no trouble after that.the shawl is all done in garter stitch with short rows creating the
shaping. in order to not have holes where you turn, you must slip the
next stitch, wrap the yarn around it, then slip it back.
you will definitely need a row counter or pencil/paper to keep track of
your row numbers.
I used a couple of markers so I didn't have to count each row, otherwise
you have to count, count, count.
----------------------------------------------------Notes to make on the pattern page: I hope these make sense to everyone
. Ask if you have any questions.
#1- label the odd numbered column DOWN. - toward the outside edge
#2- label even numbered column UP- toward the neck
(I found this helpful because sometimes I didn't move the counter & this
way you will always (hopefully) know where you're at).
Rows 5,7,9,11,13 -- knit 5 & place marker
- (you will come back up to this
marker when you do the next row}. [i]on these rows you will knit down 45
stitches(,in order to avoid counting, you will remember as you knit them go 5
stitches into the main color) as you are now knitting with the feather
(does this make sense, I think it will once you start knitting)
row 15 knit 1, place marker - this is where row 16 Ends
- knit 1, place marker- this marks the knit 39 needed for the next rowrows 18,20,22,24,26
, Knit 5 place marker. you will knit down to this
marker in the next row.
on these rows you will knit up to the marker placed in the previous row,
then purl 6.
Row 43 knit 5 place marker - you will come up to this marker on the next row.
Row 44 - place marker where you turn, on the next row you will knit 5 stitches past this marker
Row 55,57 - knit 5, place marker
Row 56,58 - knit back up to marker
knit 5, place marker, you will come back up to this
marker on the next row.
After row 70, you are back at the top, cast off 10 stitches at the neck
edge, knit to the end, cast on 25 stitches, then go to row 2
On the last feather of your shawl after Row 29 knit back to the neck edge,
then cast off all stitches. if you are going to make it into a poncho
like I did, you will want to complete all 70 rows.
When you stitch from main color to feather color, you have to weave your
yarn down to where you need it. I simply slipped the stitches & pulled the yarn to the front, then slipped another pulled it to the back & so on until I had it in the right position
I will post a video of wrap & turn here for those of you not familiar with this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe6OlMna3zQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
i hope you all enjoy this workshop & I can make it easier for you.