Bǎoshí by Joyce (YuLian) Yu
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Bǎoshí

Knitting
May 2011
Lace ?
Not important
US 4 - 3.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
1 skein, customizable
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

Bǎoshí means “precious stone” in Chinese, a fitting name for the diamond-like lace pattern. This shawl is worked from the bottom up and the lace edging is worked as you go, making it easily customizable to any size you prefer.

As always, there are written and charted directions, plus information on how to get the most out of one skein. The sample used 52g, so if you would like a shawl as large as the sample, please purchase an extra skein.

Tech Edited by Axta.

Additional Information:
Size: 64″ by 34″ (customizable)

Materials:
-Knit Picks Shimmer Handdyed Yarn (440yd [402m]/50g) – 1 skein
-US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle 24″ or longer
-Tapestry needle
-Blocking wires
-Stitch markers

Stitches/Abbreviations used:
k – knit
p – purl
yo – yarn over
k2tog – knit 2 together
ssk – slip, slip, knit
sk2po – slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over
rep – repeat
st(s) – stitch(es)
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker
m1L – make one left
m1R – make one right

Many thanks to my test knitters DeniseCats, merryamethyst, makneta, and quiltersheri.