Annis by Susanna IC


May 2010
Lace ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
370 - 400 yards (338 - 366 m)
16" x 56", lace or fingering weight yarn
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“Annis Susanna IC”

I love traditional triangular shawls, but sometimes they are difficult to keep in place without a pin. I have been experimenting with different shapes that could be simply tied like a scarf or have longer ends that would drape gracefully around the shoulders. Annis’ distinctive crescent shape lends itself to numerous ways of tying and draping, making it a versatile accessory.

The shawlette is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the lace and the narrow curved shape is created by a unique set of easy short rows (no wraps). The interesting combination of lace and simple stockinette stitches makes Annis a fun and fast project.

Total 150 nupps or beads as written.

Loose cast on is essential for successful project; go up one needle size if your CO is usually tight. In addition, to help eliminate the guesswork of leaving a long-enough tail, you can use both ends of a center-pull ball for CO. The simple or twisted loop COs work well with this lace edge, but should be followed by one purled row before starting the lace chart.

Firm bind off is important because the crescent shape needs to be supported during blocking to allow the lace points to stretch fully. Stretchy bind offs may result in curling along the top edge and in less depth to the project’s points.

The Mini Annis directions are available on my project page:
(approx 220 yards of lace or fingering yarn, beads instead of nupps)

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Row-by-row directions:
(thank you, mwhite)
Nupp: Very loosely k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 all into the same stitch.
Row 1: Slip1, k2tog, k4, yo, k1, +{yo, k4, s2kp, k4, yo, k1} +rep to last 7 sts, yo, k4, ssk, k1. (363 sts)
Rows 2, 4, 6 & 8: Slip 1, purl to end of row.
Row 3: Slip1, k2tog, k3, yo, k2, +{k1, yo, k3, s2kp, k3, yo, k2} +rep to last 7 sts, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k1.
Row 5: Slip1, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, +{yo, ssk, yo, k2, s2kp, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1} +rep to last 7 sts, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k1.
Row 7: Slip1, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, +{k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1, s2kp, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2} +rep to last 7 sts, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, k1.
Row 9: Slip1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, Nupp, +{k2, yo, ssk, yo, s2kp, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, Nupp} +rep to last 7 sts, k2, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 10: Slip1, p6, +{p7tog, p11} +rep to last 14 sts, p7tog, p7.
Row 11: Slip 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, Nupp, k1, +{Nupp, k2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, Nupp, k1} +rep to last 7 sts, Nupp, k2, yo, ssk, k2.
Row 12: Slip1, p5, p7tog, +{p1, p7tog, p9, p7tog} +rep to last 14 sts, p1, p7tog, p6.
Row 13: Slip1, k2tog, yo, k2, Nupp, k2, +{k1, Nupp, k2, yo, s2kp, yo, k2, Nupp, k2} +rep to last 7 sts, k1, Nupp, k2, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 14: Slip1, p4, p7tog, p1, +{p2, p7tog, p7, p7tog, p1} +rep to last 14 sts, p2, p7tog, p5.
Row 15: Slip1, k2tog, k5, +{k4, s2kp, k5} +rep to last 7 sts, k4, ssk, k1. (303 sts)
Row 16: Slip 1, purl to end of row.
Row 17: Slip1, k2tog, k4, +{k3, s2kp, k4} +rep to last 6 sts, k3, ssk, k1. (243 sts)
Row 18: Slip 1, purl to end of row.
Proceed to short row instructions.

May 29, 2010: The mistake in the lace chart is now corrected.
May 28, 2010: Please note - there is an error in Row 13 of the lace chart, it is missing two yarn overs. The chart should read …nupp, k2, yo, cdd, yo, k2, nupp… (instead of …nupp, k3, cdd, k3, nupp…)