Friday, February 23, 2007

Iris Shawl Pattern

Iris Shawl
by Jessica Fong

Materials:

2 or 3 skeins of Noro Silver Thaw Color 2 (50% Wool, 25% Angora, 25% Nylon; 220m; 100g)

1 set of US #9 needles (straight or circular)

Tapestry needle

One button


Note:

Since this a shawl the gauge is not crucial. I used the recommended needle size and gauge on the yarn label to calculate the estimated number of stitches I would need for a shawl that would measure close to 20” x 54”.


Diagonal Eyelet Pattern:

Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 2: K2, *k6, (k2tog, yo) twice; rep from *, end k2.
Row 4: k1, *k6, (k2tog, yo) twice; rep from *, end k3.
Row 6: K6, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k6; rep from *, end last rep k4.
Row 8: K5, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k6; rep from *, end last rep k5.
Row 10: K4, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k6; rep from * to end.
Row 12: K3, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k6, rep from *, end k1.
Row 14: K2, *(k2tog, yo) twice, k6; rep from *, end k2.
Row 16: K1, *(K2tog, yo) twice, k6; rep from *, end k3.
Row 18: K2, k2tog, yo, *k6, (k2tog, yo) twice; rep from *, end k6, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 20: K1, k2tog, yo, *k6, (k2tog, yo) twice; rep from *, end k6, k2tog, yo, k3.
Repeat rows 1-20

Instructions:

- Cast on 84 st

- Knit diagonal eyelet pattern until one repeat short of the desired length.

- For the last set of repeated rows:

o Row 1-16: Knit diagonal eyelet pattern

o Row 17: Purl

o Row 18: K2, k2tog, yo, *k6, (k2tog, yo) twice; rep from *, end k10

o Row 19: Purl

o Row 20: K1, k2tog, yo, *k6, (k2tog, yo) twice; rep from *, end k10

- Bind of purlwise

Finishing:

Weave in all loose ends and block shawl. I recommend one gentle cycle in the wash to loosen free flying angora fibers. Sew a button on the bind off corner of end of the shawl (the pattern leaves out a few yarn-overs to give a small solid area of fabric for the button). The button should be large enough to fit through the yarn over easily but will not pull out.

To wear... configure folds and drape as desired then use the button in any eyelet to secure the shawl.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's stunning! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

sudsysuzy said...

Very nice. Especially using the button for arranging. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica, I had just been perusing the internet looking for a shawl pattern that would be suitable for some Noro Silver Thaw that I recently acquired (same colorway). This is pretty much what I've been looking for, something elegant yet simple enough to show off the yarn itself. Thank you for sharing. It's perfect.

Jen said...

Just found this on Ravelry. It is just perfect for the 2 skeins of silver thaw I recently picked up. Thanks so much for putting this out there!