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Tasseled Shawl
Lion Brand® Tweed Stripes®
Pattern Number: L10511 Stay warm all winter long with this festive tasseled wrap. It's perfect for holiday outings, entertaining or simply running errands. Knit horizontally from one tasseled end to the other, the triangular shape of this shawl comes from increases and decreases as you work.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
About 80 x 24 1/2 in. (203 x 62 cm) at widest point, not including tassels



753-202 Tweed Stripes Yarn: Mixed Berries

Bright red, burgundy, and magenta

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Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
4 in. (10 cm) piece of cardboard
14 sts + 21 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.

kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.

1. Shawl begins and ends with a narrow (3 st) length of St st.

In the first half of the Shawl, sts are increased, in the second half sts are decreased.
2. Tassels are sewn onto Shawl.


First Half
Cast on 3 sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Row 1: K1, kfb in next st, k to end of row - 4 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3-6: Rep Rows 1 and 2 two more times - 6 sts when all increases are completed.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-8 until you have 45 sts on your needles, then rep Rows 1 and 2 until you have 90 sts on your needles.
End with a WS row.

Second Half
Row 1 (RS): K1, k2tog, k to end of row - 89 sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until 45 sts rem.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: Purl.
Next 6 Rows: Rep Rows 1 and 2 three times - 42 sts rem.
Rep last 8 rows until 3 sts rem.

Work in St st until piece measures same as First Half.

Bind off.

Tassels (make 3)
Wrap yarn around 4 in.

(10 cm) piece of cardboard 40 times.

Cut a piece of yarn 10 in.

(15 cm) long and thread doubled into large-eyed blunt needle.

Insert needle under all strands at upper edge of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot securely near strands.

Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard.

Cut a piece of yarn 60 in.

(152.5 cm) long and wrap tightly around loops 1/2 in.

(1 cm) below top knot to form Tassel neck.

Knot securely and wrap two strands together around the tassel until wraps measure 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) wide; thread ends into needle and weave ends to center of Tassel.

Trim Tassel ends evenly.

Sew a Tassel to each point of Shawl.

Weave in ends.

ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
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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