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I finished knitting and blocking my Aeolian shawl the other day. This is the third and final shawl in my series of shawls for my bridesmaids. Beautiful lace shawl. Free knitting pattern. Pattern category: Shawls. Lace weight yarn. yards. Features: Lace. Experienced difficulty level. You start with 3 [sts] and end with And there is a wild ride in between! I am talking about the Aeolian Shawl (free pattern from Knitty) which.

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This is the Aeolian Shawl pattern, from the Spring 09 issue of Knitty. I found it to be shasl interesting and engaging knit, much like the other shawl I have knit by the same designer, Laminaria.

So far, no curling! Neither shawl ever got boring. Following directionsblock shawl, first pinning out the center point of all the edging flower motifs, then going back and pinning out four additional points in each motif, in the edge stitches directly above the nupps two points on either side of each flower center.

Slip next 3 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle. It is important to keep the slipped edge sts very loose, so the shawl will block properly.

Aeolian Shawl Free Knitting Pattern

Starting 1 or 2 sts in from end of chain and using working yarn, pick up and k 1 st in the back loop of each ch until the required number of sts have been picked up.

And there is a wild ride in between! Gauge is aeolain over Swatch Chart based on Yucca pattern.

Crochet Cast-On Using waste yarn, work a crochet chain several sts longer than the number of sts to be cast on. On the WS row, when you insert the right hand needle to purl the stitches together, if you have made the stitches loose enough, not only should it be easy to insert the needle, you should be able to see space between the two needles.


Using 2 strands of yarn held together, p2, [sl both sts back to left needle and p2tog, p1] to last st, sl both sts back to left needle and p2tog. The first st of each row is slipped purlwise. For an excellent description of Estonian lace stitches, see this site. Notify me of new comments via email. Merlot; 1 skein Note: All placed one by one onto the appropriate stitch using the crochet hook method? For a [ssk], place the bead on the first st on the left needle.

Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments. Pattern repeats when working from charts: For a history of Estonian lace knitting, as well as beautiful Estonian shawls, both traditional and contemporary, see Knitted Lace of Estonia: K1 without dropping st from left needle, yo, [k same st again without dropping from left needle, yo] 2 times, k same st again and drop st from left needle.

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There are 5[11] Agave motifs in each half of aeolain shawl. Techniques, Patterns, and Traditionsby Nancy Bush. It helps to use a finger to hold each new stitch in place so that you do not inadvertently tighten the last increase while making the next one.

Given that I started out with yards, that was a little close! Knit next st through back loop, then pass both slipped sts over st just knit.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. PPS — I was asked why I did not pre-string the beads onto the yarn. Directions for blocking a lace shawl may be found here.


For this pattern, I used a crochet chain bind-off. This shawl was challenging to block. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This sbawl blocked out to be quite large: Allow shawl to dry completely before unpinning. I was also displeased to find a knot and a few slubs in my skein; at this price, I do not expect to find multiple knots or other imperfections.

Estonian Stitches This shawl was inspired by three stitch patterns from Pitsilised Koekirjadan Estonian stitch dictionary. Work Rows of Set-Up Chart, working center st and edge sts as set. Continue as follows, working center st and edges sts as set. The shawl will block to slightly more than a triangle. I loved making this shawl.

On following WS row, purl these 7 sts together. I was a bit surprised, however, sjawl find how much the yarn shredded when I had to frog a substantial portion of the shawl.

If you wish to change the size, you can do so by varying the number of repeats of the Yucca chart and Agave chart. Center beads zeolian as for Agave chart. I have listed my reductions at the bottom of this post.

This issue of Knitty is printer friendly. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Here is my Cylon Raider being blocked:. For a [S2KP], place the bead on the second st on the left needle.