Instructions for clue #1!
Things you’ll need:
6 stitch markers
US #5 3.75mm needle, circular preferred at least 24″ (or whatever needle you need to get gauge)
k – knit
p – purl
st/s – stitch/es
co – cast on
pu – pick up
pm – place marker
slm – slip marker
ssk – slip, slip, knit (left leaning decrease)
k2tog – knit 2 together (right leaning decrease)
m1l – pick up horizontal bar between stitches from front to back and place on left needle, knit through the back loop (left leaning increase)
yo – yarn over
kfb – knit through the front and back loop
pfb – purl through the front and back loop
Ready? Let’s begin!
CO 4 sts. k 6 rows. On last row, do not turn work. Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise and pu 6 sts along the edge and cast on of the work – 10 sts total.
Row 1 (WS): k2, pm, p2, pm, k2, pm, p2, pm, k2
Row 2: k2, slm, yo, k2, slm, kfb, k1, m1l, slm, k2, yo, slm, k2
Row 3: k2, slm, p3, slm, pfb, p3, slm, p3, slm, k2
Row 4: k2, slm, yo, k2, kfb, slm, (k1, m1l) 4x, k1, slm, kfb, k2, yo, slm, k2
Row 5: k2, slm, p1, pfb, p3, slm, p9, slm, p3, pfb, p1, slm, k2
25 sts total. Your next row should be a RS row.
Work the following table one time. It gets waaaay bigger if you click on it. THERE IS AN ERROR IN ROW 1. SEE BELOW TABLE FOR CORRECTION.
You should have 45 sts total, separated by markers as follows: 2 – 12 – 6 – 5 – 6 – 12 – 2
Row 1 correction: k2, slm, yo, k1, ssk, m1l, p2, k1, yo, slm, k3, m1l, k1, yo, k5, slm, yo, k1, ssk, m1l, p2, k1, yo, slm, k2
Next week you’ll get a set of repeats to work for the body of the shawl. Week 3 will contain a set of instructions for transitioning, and the last week will be the edging.
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