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Semi-Tropical Shawl
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90444AD This light, wavy cotton shawl is perfect for a day at the beach. Read the heartfelt story inspired by this pattern.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 18 x 90 in. (45.5 x 228.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Aug 19, 2014)
Pattern has been edited for clarity.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)


830-125 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Hazelnut

Warm brown

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Note: (A)

830-149 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Stone

Light gray

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Note: (B)

830-099 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Almond


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Note: (C)

830-100 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Snow

Crisp white

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Note: (D)

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18 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) with A, in Pattern 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

yo (yarn over) An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows: 1.

Bring yarn to front, between the needles.


Take yarn to back, over the right needle.

This creates the new st.

You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.


Shawl is worked in one piece in a simple lace pattern.


The first and last 3 sts of each row are knit, to make a tidy Garter st (knit every row) border.


The 72 sts between the border sts are worked in a lace pattern st.


The pattern st is worked over a multiple of 12 sts, so you will be repeating the pattern st 6 times across each row.


The lace pattern is easy to work, you just need to be sure to keep track of where you are in the pattern.

Markers are placed on Row 1 to help you 'see' the pattern repeats.

If you feel confident in working the stitch pattern, feel free to eliminate the markers! 6.

The stitch pattern for this Shawl includes yarn overs (abbreviated as yo).

Read the Stitch Explanation for a yarn over carefully before beginning.


The yarn color is changed every 18 rows to create bands of color on the Shawl.

When changing color, leave yarn tails about 6 in.

(15 cm) long to weave in later.


SHAWL With A, cast on 78 sts.

Row 1: K3 for border, place marker (pm), *(yo, k2tog) 3 times, pm; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3 for border.

Rows 2 and 4: K3, slip marker (sm), slipping markers as you come to them, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: Knit, slipping markers as you come to them.

Rows 5 and 8: K3, sm, *k3tog, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, sm; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k3.

Rows 6, 7 and 9: K3, sm, *p3tog, p4, yo, p1, yo, p4, sm; rep from * across to last 3 sts, k3.

Rows 10-18: Rep Rows 1-9.

*Change to B and rep Rows 1-18.

Change to C and rep Rows 1-18.

Change to D and rep Rows 1-18.

Change to A and rep Rows 1-18.

Rep from * 5 more times.

Bind off.

FINISHING Weave in ends.

k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
yo = yarn over

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