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Shawl of Solitaire free knitting patternThis shawl was inside of me for quite some time. I wanted it to be without extra complicated details, but still interesting enough to knit. Only regret I’ve got is that I didn’t make it colorful – yellow or pink or maybe light baby blue. I already used white yarn in my Mother’s Day summer shawl and it is getting boring. I think I have to knit it one more time, just to satisfy my need. Or make up something new…

closeup for knitted lace pattern with rhombs

I broke my bamboo needles twice while knitting this shawl. OK, my husband broke one pair and I broke the other. No, we didn’t get into knitting needle fight. At first, he wanted to help me because my needle got stuck (I usually cast on with two needles together and I have to get one needle out to start knitting. I casted on too tightly and of course I was too lazy to just start picking my stitches one by one. So he helped me…brake my needle. And I still had to pick up my stitches one by one). I broke one because I have a nasty habit – I tend to sit on my needles. By accident, of course. So all my wooden needles will get broken and all my metal ones are warped. With the shape of my butt.

Now. Let’s cut the pointless chit chat and start knitting.


I used:

  • 3 balls (150 g / 5,28 oz or 525 m / 573 yards) white DROPS Baby Merino (or use some other baby weight yarn)
  • pair of long needles size 3,25 mm / US 3 (or use circular needles)

Gauge: 10×10 cm (4″x4″) = 18 sts x 38 rows

Measurements:

  • Length: 114 cm / 45 inches
  • Width: 35 cm / 14 inches

Shawl is knitted in flat (back and forth).


Cast on 81 stitches and knit 10 rows.

Start with lace pattern.

NOTE! First five and last five stitches are knit stitches on both rows for edging (and these are already counted in written instructions so you don’t have to add another 5 stitches).

Row 1 (RS): k5, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k3, *k4, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k3*rep total of 3 times, k4, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k5;

Row 2 and all the wrong side rows: k first 5 sts, purl until 5 sts are left, k last 5 sts;

Row 3: k9 (first 5 are edge stitches, next 4 are from pattern), YO, ssk, k2,*k3, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, sk2p, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k2* rep total of 3 times, k3, k2tog, YO, k9 (first 4 sts from pattern and last 5 sts for edging);

Row 5: k5, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk,* k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk* rep total of 3 times, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k5;

Row 7: k6, YO, sk2p, YO, k3, YO,* sk2p, YO, k3, YO, sk2p, YO, k3, YO, sk2p, YO, k3, YO* rep total of 3 times, sk2p, YO, k3, YO, sk2p, YO, k6;

Row 9: k8, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO,* k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k7, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO* rep total of 3 times, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k8;

Row 11: k9, YO, sk2p, YO, k1,*k2, YO, sk2p, YO, k9, YO, sk2p, YO, k1* rep total of 3 times, k2, YO, sk2p, YO, k9;

Row 13: k8, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk,*k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k7, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk* rep total of 3 times, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k8;

Row 15: k7, k2tog, YO, k3, YO,*sk2p, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k5, k2tog, YO, k3, YO* rep total of 3 times, sk2p, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k7;

Row 17: k5, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO,* k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO* rep total of 3 times, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k5;

Row 19: k9, YO, sk2p, YO, k1,*k2, YO, sk2p, YO, k3, YO, sk2p, YO, k3, YO, sk2p, YO, k1* rep total of 3 times, k2, YO, sk2p, YO, k9;

Row 21: k5, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k3,* k4, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k3* rep total of 3 times, k4, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k5;

Row 23: k6, YO, sk2p, YO, k4,*k5, YO, sk2p, YO, k3, YO, sk2p, YO, k4* rep total of 3 times, k5, YO, sk2p, YO, k6;

Row 24: k first 5 sts, purl until 5 sts are left, k last 5 sts;

Repeat rows 1 to 24 in total of 15 times. If you want longer stole then add pattern repeats.

Knit last 10 rows and cast off.

Wave in ends and block (usually this means that you make it wet and lay flat to dry somewhere).


If you knit according to chart:

*Add 5 knit stitches before and after main lace stitches for edging and repeat middle section for 3 times (or more if you want wider shawl).*

Shawl of Solitaire chart


 

closeup for knitted lace pattern with rhombs

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