Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July! Knit a Red Shawl!

You have the freedom to knit and create anything you wish! Enjoy the day!
Knit this self-fringing red shawl,it will go great with a white t-shirt and blue jeans!

Finished size:
72” shawl

Knit Picks Shine Worsted (60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber; 75 yards/50g): Serrano 24496; 8 balls.
Needles: US 11 (8mm) 32” circ
Notions: stitch markers

Cast on 170 stitches, placing a marker after the first five stitches and before the last five stitches (later these will become the fringe part of the shawl). As you knit each row, K2Tog just after the first marker.
Continue this decrease on each row until only one stitch remains between the two markers. Knit the first five stitches before the marker. Run the yarn through the last stitch leaving a long tail. Remove the needle from the last five stitches.
Lay the shawl on the floor and unravel the first and last 5 sts of each row to create the loops. Secure each loop with an overhand knot at the base by the knit fabric. Loop the long tail of the cast off at the bottom.

Note: When you add a new ball, do it as you start a new row leaving enough tail from the old and new balls to knot into two loops when you are finishing the edge later.

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