Mogra Shawl

Mogra buds, which flower in during June, scent the summer breeze and add beauty to summer splendor. The lace patterns used in this shawl are reminiscent of those mogra buds, which add a light and luminous touch to your wardrobe.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 64” X 20”, relaxed after blocking

Gauge: 26 stitches and 28 rows in Mogra lace pattern = 6”, relaxed after blocking; please take time to check gauge

Materials

Yarn: Red Barn Yarn Lace Sparkle (80% alpaca, 15% merino, 5% stellina; 1094 yards [1000 meters]/125 grams): Lace Sparkle (1 hank)
Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 29” circular needles
Notions: Blocking material (mat, blocking wires, rustproof T-pins), safety pins (to pin lace edge to shawl body while grafting)

Abbreviations

K2tog: Knit two sts together.
SKP: Slip one st, knit next st, pass the slipped st over knit st.
SK2TOGP: Slip one st, knit next two sts together, pass the slipped st over knit st.
K3tog: Knit three stitches together.
NUPP: (K1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in the same stitch making 7 out of 1 on RS. On WS, purl all these seven stitches together making 1 out of 7. 

Stitch Patterns

Slant Lace Pattern – (Multiple of 12 + 14)

Row 1 (RS): K5, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, *yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k1.
Row 2 (WS and all wrong side rows): Purl all stitches.
Row 3: K1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k2.
Row 5: K2, yo, sk2togp, yo, k4, k2tog, *yo, k1, NUPP, k1, yo, sk2togp, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k3.
Row 7: K2, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, *yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k4.
Row 9: K1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k1, yo, skp, k2.
Row 11: K2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, *yo, k1, NUPP, k1, yo, sk2togp, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k1, NUPP, k1, yo, skp, k1.
Row 13: K5, k2tog, *yo,k4, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 15: K4, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 17: K3, k2tog, *yo, k1, NUPP, k1, yo, sk2togp, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k1, NUPP, k1, yo, sk2togp, yo, k3.
Row 19: K2, k2tog, *yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k4.
Row 21: K1, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k1, yo, skp, k1, k2tog, yo, k5.
Row 23: K2tog, *yo, k1, NUPP, k1, yo, sk2togp, yo, k4, k2tog*, yo, k1, NUPP, k1, yo, sk2togp, yo, k6.
Repeat rows 1-24. 

Mogra Lace Pattern – Multiple of 13 sts

Row 1 (RS): *K8, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, k1*; rep from *.
Row 2 (WS and all wrong side rows): Purl all stitches.
Row 3: *K6, k3tog, (k1, yo) x 2 times, k2*; rep from *.
Row 5: *K4, k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k3*; rep from *.
Row 7: *K2, k3tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k4*; rep from *.
Row 9: *K3tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k5*; rep from *.
Row 11: *K6, NUPP, K6*; rep from *.
Row 13: *K2tog, k6, (yo, k1) x 2 times, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 15: *K2tog, k5, yo, k1, yo, k2, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 17: *K2tog, k4, (yo, k1) x 2 times, NUPP, k1, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 19: *K2tog, k3, (yo, k1) x 2 times, NUPP, k2, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 21: *K2tog, k2, (yo, k1) x 2 times, NUPP, k3, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 23: *K2tog, k1, (yo, k1) x 2 times, NUPP, k4, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 25: *K4, NUPP, k8*; rep from *.
Row 27: *K2, NUPP, k10*; rep from *.
Row 29: *(K1, yo) x 2 times, sk2togp, k8*; rep from *.
Row 31: *K2, (yo, k1) x 2 times, sk2togp, k6*; rep from *.
Row 33: *K3, yo, k1, yo, k2, sk2togp, k4*; rep from *.
Row 35: *K4, yo, k1, yo, k3, sk2togp, k2*; rep from *.
Row 37: *K5, yo, k1, yo, k4, sk2togp*; rep from *.
Row 39:  *K6, NUPP, k6*; rep from *.
Row 41: *K2tog, (k1, yo) x 2 times, k6, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 43: *K2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k5, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 45: *K2tog, k1, NUPP,( k1, yo) x 2 times, k4, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 47: *K2tog, k2, NUPP, (k1, yo) x 2 times, k3, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 49: *K2tog, k3, NUPP, (k1, yo) x 2 times, k2, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 51: *K2tog, k4, NUPP, (k1, yo) x 2 times, k1, skp, k1*; rep from *.
Row 53: *K7, NUPP, k5*; rep from *.
Row 55: *K9, NUPP, k3*; rep from *.
Repeat rows 1 to 56.

Pattern Notes

While substituting the yarn, please keep in mind the gauge, yardage and blocking abilities of the finished garment. Nupps eat up lot of yardage.
Nupps can be made larger by working 9 stitches instead of 7 on RS and purling all nine stitches together on WS. Also, nupps can be replaced by beads or they can be eliminated altogether.
Width and height of the shawl can be easily modified by changing the pattern repeats. Construction details provide the stitch breakup required to calculate the stitch count for altering the size.
Stitch count remains the same on all rows whole working on both lace patterns. 

Construction

Mogra is a rectangular shaped shawl which is worked back and forth in one piece.
Slant lace pattern is worked to form a wide border after casting on required number of stitches. Next, the main body of shawl is worked in Mogra lace pattern to achieve the desired length. All the stitches are bound off after working required number of slant lace pattern repeats. It is easy to keep track of the lace patterns as all wrong side rows are purls.

Chart Notes

Charts do not show wrong side rows as all except edge stitches are always purled on wrong side.
Each row is read from right to left.
Repeat sections are as marked.

Pattern

Cast on 88 stitches using knitted cast on method & knit 4 rows.
*Starting on the right side row, Slant lace pattern section is worked next. Always knitting the first and last stitch (i.e. on right as well as wrong side) work Slant lace pattern over 86 stitches for next 48 rows. [1 Edge st + (12 + [12 * 6] + 2) of Slant lace + 1 Edge st]*
Starting on the right side row, Mogra lace pattern is worked next. Always knitting the first and last 5 stitches (i.e. on right as well as wrong side), work remaining 78 stitches in Mogra lace pattern [ 5 edge st + ( 13 * 6 ) of Mogra lace + 5 edge st]. The 56 row repeat is worked a total of 4 times.
Repeat from * to *.
Knit 4 rows before loosely binding off all stitches.
Block well and weave in loose ends. yarn ball

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