Audition – Part 3

Our shawl is taking shape nicely and I’m excited to share a new stitch pattern with you!

Section #6

Another section of striping is added here to separate the stitch patterns.  This section’s striping is deeper to balance the proportions of Sections 5 and 7.  This is simple garter stitch maintaining the same increase pattern.  Be sure to pay close attention to the correct color used in each row as you continue to carry the yarn up the side.

I joined my second skein of Contrasting Color in Row 28 of this section.  There are several ways to join and weave in yarn.  The Russian Join (see video) may be used mid-row and eliminates the need to weave in ends.  Starting a new skein at the beginning of a row or mid-row can be accomplished by simply dropping the old yarn and beginning with the new skein.  The resulting tails can be woven in on the wrong side invisibly using my Weaving in Ends – Garter Stitch video.

Section #7

A fun-to-work slip stitch tweed graces this section.  Slip stitch patterns are the most common variety of color work designs.  Because these patterns use only one color per row, they are often the simplest and quickest to knit.  While one yarn is working across a row, the alternate color remains connected to the work but rests along the side until needed.  In each row the working yarn is carried across the slipped stitches, producing strands for a dense and firm fabric.

Slipping a stitch simply moves the stitch from the left hand needle to the right hand needle without working it.  The conventional rule in knitting is to slip a stitch as if to purl with the yarn held to the wrong side, unless otherwise stated.  This basic principle results in the slipped stitch sitting correctly on the right hand needle and the working yarn (strand) hidden on the wrong side.  Section #7’s Three-and-One Tweed adheres to this rule.

This section continues with one stitch increased on every wrong side row as seen throughout the shawl.  Four stitches are increased in every eight-row repeat and I provide these stitch counts at the end of each repeat.  The tweed section is worked seven times ending after Row 56.  Cut the CC yarn as it will not be used in Section #8.

The chart for Section #7 works as in the previous charts.  Rows 3, 4, 7 and 8 are shown in yellow and are to be worked in the Contrasting Color.  If printing the chart in black and white, be sure to use a yellow marker to highlight these rows.

Depending on your tension, the stripes in Section #6 may ruffle up a bit next to the tweed pattern.  This slight disturbance will disappear with blocking.

We return next week to finish the shawl and end with a bang!

Happy knitting,

Michelle

Part Three

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Abbreviations

CC – contrasting color.

k2tog – knit two together.  See K2tog Video

kfb – knit into front and back of stitch.  See Kfb Video

MC – main color.

sl – slip.  See Slip Stitch Video

wyib – with yarn in back.

wyif  – with yarn in front. 

 

Instructions

Section #6 (MC and CC)

Row 1. (RS) With CC, k1, kfb, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 2. (WS) With CC, knit to last 2 sts, kfb, k1.  115 sts

Row 3. With CC, same as 1.

Row 4. With CC, same as 2.  116 sts

Row 5.  With MC, same as 1.

Row 6.  With MC, same as 2.  117 sts

Row 7.  With MC, same as 1.

Row 8.  With MC, same as 2.  118 sts

Row 9.  With CC, same as 1.

Row 10.  With CC, same as 2.  119 sts

Row 11.  With CC, same as 1.

Row 12.  With CC, same as 2.  120 sts

Row 13.  With MC, same as 1.

Row 14.  With MC, same as 2.   121 sts

Row 15.  With CC, same as 1.

Row 16.  With CC, same as 2.  122 sts

Row 17. With MC, same as 1.

Row 18. With MC, same as 2.  123 sts

Row 19.  With CC, same as 1.

Row 20.  With CC, same as 2.  124 sts

Row 21.  With MC, same as 1.

Row 22.  With MC, same as 2.  125 sts

Row 23.  With CC, same as 1.

Row 24.  With CC, same as 2.  126 sts

Row 25.  With MC, same as 1.

Row 26.  With MC, same as 2.  127 sts

Row 27.  With CC, same as 1.

Row 28.  With CC, same as 2.  128 sts (Joined 2nd CC skein)

Row 29.  With CC, same as 1.

Row 30.  With CC, same as 2.  129 sts

Row 31.  With MC, same as 1.

Row 32.  With MC, same as 2.  130 sts

Row 33.  With MC, same as 1.

Row 34.  With MC, same as 2.  131 sts

Row 35.  With CC, same as 1.

Row 36.  With CC, same as 2.  132 sts

Row 37.  With CC, same as 1.

Row 38.  With CC, same as 2.  133 sts

MC = 85g, 2nd CC skein = 42g

 

Section #7 (MC and CC)

Three-and-One Tweed (See Chart below)

As above rows, one stitch is increased on each wrong side row (Four stitches are increased in each eight-row repeat.)  Stitch counts provided at end of each repeat.

Row 1.  (RS) With MC, k1, kfb, *k3, sl 1 wyib; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 2.  (WS). With MC, k2, *sl 1 wyif, k3; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, kfb, k1.

Row 3.  With CC, k1, kfb, *k3, sl 1 wyib; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k1, k2tog, k1.

Row 4.  With CC, k3, *sl 1 wyif, k3; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, kfb, k1.

Row 5.  With MC, k1, kfb, *k3, sl 1 wyib; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2, k2tog, k1.

Row 6.  With MC, k4, *sl 1 wyif, k3; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, kfb, k1.

Row 7.  With CC, k1, kfb, *k3, sl 1 wyib; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k3, k2tog, k1.

Row 8.  With CC, k5, *sl 1 wyif, k3; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k1, kfb, k1.  137 sts

Rows 9 – 16.  Same as 1-8.  141 sts

Rows 17 – 24.  Same as 1-8.  145 sts

Rows 25 – 32.  Same as 1-8.  149 sts

Rows 33 – 40.  Same as 1-8.  153 sts

Rows 41 – 48.  Same as 1-8.  157 sts

Rows 49 – 56.  Same as 1-8.  161 sts

Cut CC.  MC = 53g, 2nd CC skein = 11g

Section #7 – Three-and-One Tweed (MC and CC)

4-stitch repeat between red lines, work Rows 1 – 8 seven times (56 rows)

 

 

9 thoughts on “Audition – Part 3

  1. The phhoto you see of the shawl has been blocked so you will be able to reduce the curve a bit. I left mine with some curve so it would hug my shoulders. Knit on!

  2. Michelle, I am still in the lace section and my increase edge is curving more than in your photo. I am trying to keep my kfb stitches loose, but maybe not enough? Any suggestions?

  3. Just finished part 3. Gauge matches. CC gram weight 11 as pattern says.. MC is only 37 grams. Stitch count correct on each row. Is their enough of MC or should I purchase another. Thanks!

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