Two Easy lace shawls

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I call this my "Un-Vention" shawl - the lace pattern is adapted from a filler stitch on a traditional lace stitch that goes by multiple names. It makes a lace that is virtually "little leaf lace" - but GROWS at a constant rate.

I tend to think of this a a single pattern with two ways of constructing it - but various friends insist that it is really two patterns. so here they are:

Un-Vention Shawl - tip up

Cast on 1.
1) K,yO,K into single stitch
2 and all even rows -purl
3) K, [k,yO,K into single stitch], k
5) k2, [k,yo,k into single stitch], k2
7) k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
9) k3, yo, k until 3 stitches remain, yo, k3
11) k3, yo,k1,yo,double decrease, yo, k1, yo, k3
13) k3, yo, knit untilil 3 stitches remain, yo, k3

15) k3, yo,k1 *[yo, double decrease, yo,k1] repeat from * until 3 stitches remain, yo, k3
17) k3, yo, knit untilil 3 stitches remain, yo, k3

repeat rows 15-17 until size desired.

Cast off loosely.
(I usually end with 3-5 rows of garter before binding off)

Un-Vention Shawl - Neck Down

Cast on 3
1) knit front and back of single stitch, k1, knit front and back of single stitch
2) slip 1, purl 3, turn
3) knit front and back of single stitch, k1, knit front and back of single stitch, turn
4) slip 1, purl 3, turn
5) knit front and back of single stitch, k1, knit front and back of single stitch
6) slip 1, purl 3, turn
7) knit front and back of single stitch, k1, knit front and back of single stitch
8) slip 1, purl 8

9) k3, yo, k3, yo, k3
10) and all even rows - purl

11) k3, yo,k1,yo, k3,yo,k1,yo, k3
13) k3, yo, k3, yo, k3 (m), YO, k3, YO, k3

15) k3, *yo,k1,yo,double decrease,yo,k1,yo,k3; repeat from *

17) k3,yo, knit until reach center 3 stitches,yo,k3,yo, knit until 3 stitches remain, yo,k3
19) k3,yo,k1 *[yo, double decrease,yo,k1] repeat from * until reach center three stitches, yo,k3,yo,k1 * [yo,double decrease,yo, k1] repeat from * until 3 stitches remain, yo,k3

repeat rows 17-19 until size desired.

For both these shawls I uses a laceweight on size US 8 needles. a single ball of Kidsilk Haze or Douceur et Soie will make a small shoulder shawl. 3 balls of either a good sized full shawl. For a non-haloed yarn I would probably go down a few sizes of needles for laceweight or use a fingering weight on the 8's.

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The current incarnation of

The current incarnation of this shawl - done neck to tip in Doucuer et Soie, pearl grey, on 5 mm needles is at row 114; I want between 150 and 175 rows but will be satisfied as long as I get past 125. It needs to be done no later then friday evening.

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This was side-lined while I

This was side-lined while I knit 'aladdin's Carpet' - now back to work on it!

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no plot - but since I don't

no plot - but since I don't knit much else I don't have much else to talk about. Would you believe that I don't have a picture of any of these I've knit? wierd - but then again they tend to get gifted quickly. Have a neck to tip in the works - will have to get some photos.

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see that attached phot for

see that attached phot for an idea of the lace. They are both standard triangular shawls - the top down has a center 'seam' of garter stitch.

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non fa niente

non fa niente