Snowdrop Shawl

Watch bulky yarn and lace come together in this lace and texture crescent shawl to make a stylish winter accessory. This shawl is both quick and interesting to knit.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Top edge 55 (65)” across top edge x 15 (17)” height

Gauge: 14 sts and 18 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn:

Bulky Weight Yarn Nako Sport Wool (25% Wool, 75% Acrylic; 131 yards [119 meters]/100 grams): White, 2 (3) balls.

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm): 32” circular

Notions: Cable needle; tapestry needle

Abbreviations

List all non-standard abbreviations.

Kyok – (k1, yo, k1) in next st.

K2tog tbl – knit 2 sts together through back loops.

P2tog tbl – purl 2 sts together through back loops.

W3 – Knit next 3 sts, place sts on cable needle and wrap yarn 3 times around 3 sts, transfer sts to right needle.

Special Stitches

W3 (Wrapped stitch) – Knit 3 sts, place sts on cable needle and wrap yarn 3 times around 3 sts, transfer to right needle.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked back and forth from the top down. Both stitch patterns may be worked from chart or written instructions. The first and last 2 sts are edge stitches and worked in garter stitch (knit on right and wrong sides).

Pattern

CO 5 sts.

Set-Up

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 7 sts.
Row 2 (WS): K2, yo, p3, yo, k2 – 9 sts.
Row 3: K2, yo, k5, yo, k2 – 11 sts.
Row 4: K2, kyok, p5, kyok, k2 – 15 sts.

Body

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k1, *k3, W3; rep from * to last 6 sts, k4, yo, k2 – 17 sts.
Row 2 and all WS rows: K2, kyok, purl to last 3 sts, kyok, k2 – 21 sts.
Row 3: K2, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 23 sts.
Row 5: K2, yo, k1, *W3, k3; rep from * to last 6 sts, W3, k1, yo, k2 – 29 sts.
Row 7: K2, yo, knit to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 35 sts.
Row 8: K2, kyok, purl to last 3 sts, kyok, k2 – 39 sts.

Work Rows 1-8 of Body 3 (4) more times from chart or written instructions – 111 (135) sts.

Border

Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, *k4, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2, yo, k2 – 2 sts inc’d.
Row 2 (WS): K2, kyok, p3, yo, *p2tog, p4, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2tog, kyok, k2 – 4 sts inc’d.
Row 3: K2, yo, k2, *k2tog, yo, k4; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 2 sts inc’d.
Row 4: K2, kyok, p2, yo, p2tog, *p4, yo, p2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, kyok, k2 – 4 sts inc’d.
Row 5: K2, yo, k5, *yo, ssk, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, yo, k2 – 2 sts inc’d.
Row 6: K2, kyok, p3, *p2tog tbl, yo, p4; rep from * to last 5 sts, p2tog tbl, yo, kyok, k2 – 4 sts inc’d.
Row 7: K2, yo, k4, *yo, ssk, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, k1, yo, k2 – 2 sts inc’d.
Row 8: K2, kyok, p4, *p2tog tbl, yo, p4; rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, kyok, k2 – 4 sts inc’d.

Work Rows 1-8 of Border 1 (2) more times – 159 (207) sts

BO Row: K1, *(k1, sl2 sts back to LN, k2tog tbl) 5 times, CO 2 sts using cable cast-on method, immediately BO 3 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, (k1, sl2 sts back to LN, k2togtbl) 2 times.

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to measurements.yarn ball

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