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« on: August 07, 2006 02:01:01 AM »

I don't know if it's bad etiquette to ask for patterns for things I've seen in shops so I apologise in advance.  I would dearly love to buy this shawl but there's no way I could afford it.

I wondered if anyone could point me to a pattern (free or otherwise) for something similar. Or indeed if you can suggest what stitches would produce the pattern I can work the shawl part of the pattern out for myself. I'm afraid I'm not that experienced a knitter so can't work it out from looking at it... the holes look too big to be produced by a YO for e.g.

TIA  Smiley

ETA: I have tried searching for it but there are so many shawl patterns around & i just can't find one that's the same. The nearest thing I've found is for a 'fishnet' style open mesh poncho but it wasn't quite what I was looking for.

« Last Edit: August 07, 2006 02:03:28 AM by uluwatu » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006 02:31:09 AM »

I think this is just a normal eylet pattern between bands of stocking stitch and could be made either from the top down and decreasing along the edges or from the bottom point and increasing along the sides.  It then looks like it has a single crochet (double crochet if you use UK terms) border around the edge, which the fringe is attached to.  If you look at the Eyelet skirt pattern on Knitty.com then you can see that this shawl is quite similiar to the bottom of the skirt.

The eyelet stitch is worked over an odd number of stitches, so keep that in mind when casting on! Odd numbered rows are on the right side. 

It goes like this:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: *Knit 2 together, yarn over, repeat from * end with k1.
Row 6: Knit

You can make bigger eyelets like the ones in your photograph by wrapping the yarn over 2 or 3 times on Row 5 instead of the once.  Only knit one of the wraps though and let the other drop so that the holes are bigger.  I think to make the stocking stitch bands wider, you would want to do the pattern more like this:

Rows 1 and 3: Knit
Rows 2 and 4: Purl
Rows 5 and 6: Knit
Row 7: *Knit 2tog, triple yo, repeat from *, end with K1
Row 8: Knit

Try doing a swatch and see if that is what you like!

Good luck,

Edited for spelling Smiley
« Last Edit: August 07, 2006 02:37:09 AM by NewLeodensian » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I now have a very short wist: http://www.wists.com/NewLeodensian/
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006 05:14:25 AM »

It looks like it's made with large needles which would produce the larger holes and make the other rows looser too.


« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006 12:38:06 PM »

Thanks, both suggestions are really helpful - I'll give it a try  Grin

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