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Old Shale Shawl

by Linda

A very nicely textured rectangular shawl. Make it in whatever size suits you. The stitch pattern is a 4 row repeat and very easy to learn.

I really love this stitch! The resulting shawl is very huggable!

[Old Shale Shawl Stitch]

Old Shale (Feather and Fan) Stitch:

  1. Row 1: Knit across.
  2. Row 2: Purl across.
  3. Row 3: *(K2tog) 2 times, (yo k1) 4 times, (K2tog) 2 times.* Repeat from * to * across row.
  4. Row 4: Knit across (forms purl ridge on front).
Repeat these 4 rows for pattern.

  1. Cast on 59 sts, work 5 rows seed st (k1, p1 across).
  2. Next row, work 5 sts seed st, knit next 48 sts, k 2 tog, last 4 sts seed st. Turn.
  3. Next row, working 5 sts seed st at each end of needle, purl the 48 sts between them.
  4. Continue in st pattern (from Row 3) on middle 48 sts til desired length, ending ready to work row 3 (right side).
  5. Work Row 3 to within last 5 sts in seed st, m 1, cont in seed st til end of row (59 sts).
  6. Work 4 more rows seed st.
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