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Home : Patterns : Joan's Any-Wear Shawl

Free Knitting Pattern: Joan's Any-Wear Shawl

Lion Brand® Al-Pa-Ka
Pattern #: 570
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size
Finished shawl meas 85" across the top and 48" from center top to point, after blocking.


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 740-124: Al*Pa*Ka Yarn: Camel (discontinued)
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Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Al-Pa-Ka (Article #740). 30% wool, 30% alpaca, and 40% acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (107yds/98m) pull skeins

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•  740-124 Al*Pa*Ka Yarn: Camel (discontinued)
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Size 8 36-inch circular needles

Joan's Any-Wear Shawl

Lion Brand® Al-Pa-Ka


14 sts = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


M1 (make one st) Lift horizontal thread lying between tips of needles and place lifted loop across top of left-hand needle, work the new stitch through back loop.

Rows 1, 3 & 5: (RS) Knit.
Rows 2 & 4: Purl.
Row 6: Knit.
Rows 7, 9 & 11: Knit.
Rows 8 & 10: Purl.
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: Purl.
Row 14: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-14 for pat st.


Shawl is worked back and forth on circular needles; do not join.

SHAWL Starting at bottom point, with circular needles Size 8, cast on 8 sts. Do not join. Work back and forth in garter st (knit every row) for 5 rows.
Beg shaping: Row 1 (RS): K 3 (garter st border), M1, work pat st Row 1 to last 3 sts, M1, k 3 (garter st border).
Row 2: K 3 (garter st border), work pat st Row 2 to last 3 sts, k 3 (garter st border). Cont until pat st Rows 1-14 have been repeated 19 times, then rep pat st Rows 1-13 once; AT THE SAME TIME, cont to keep first 3 and last 3 border sts in garter st and inc 1 st after first 3 garter sts and 1 st before last 3 garter sts every RS row -- 288 sts. Knit 6 rows even on all sts. Leave sts on needle.

Applied I: Cord Edging
With WS of shawl facing, using a Size 8 dpn (or size that will make I-cord same tension as top of shawl), cast 3 sts onto left-hand needle, working across the top edge of shawl, *k 2, sl 1, k 1 shawl st, pass the sl st over the last k st and place these sts back onto left-hand needle, rep from * until 3 sts rem. Bind off.

Tassel :
Wrap yarn around a 6" wide piece of cardboard about 100 times or use the Susan Bates Trim Tool to make a tassel. Attach tassel to point of shawl.

Blocking :
To prevent edges from turning, block the shawl by filling the washing machine with warm water and adding soap for woolens. Place the shawl in the soapy water and push it down, squeezing it gently to make sure it is thoroughly wet. Let soak a few minutes and spin the water out. Remove the shawl from the machine. Fill the washer with same temperature clear water. Put shawl back into the machine and squeeze it a bit. Rep until the water is clear of soap. Spin. Lay the shawl out on a carpeted floor using the wall as the top guide. No pins are needed as the yarn clings to the carpet. Smooth it out. Using the finished meas as your guide, pat it flat and leave until thoroughly dry before taking it up.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
meas = measure(s) p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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