OD – Ovale Decke Shawl by Hayley Tsang Sather
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OD – Ovale Decke Shawl

Knitting
May 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
437 - 1300 yards (400 - 1189 m)
Regular to Large
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Alternate Rows 106-112 is under ERRATA at the end of this page.


A formatted for Knit Companion version of OD – Ovale Decke Shawl is also available on Create2Thrive.


OD – Ovale Decke Shawl is a large deep-crescent shaped shawl based on a lesser-known Herbert Niebling pattern of the same name, Oval Doily in English. OD is worked from the top down with increases throughout the body. The original pattern is in an oval shape. I modified it into a softer deep-crescent shape.

OD uses approximately 437-475 yards / 400-435 meters of fingering-weight yarns for the regular version and 920-1300 yards/840-1200 meters of lace-weight yarns for the large version, as well as anything in between. The yardage is just a guide for OD is a very adaptable pattern. Knitters may elect to omit some sections thus allowing OD to be knitted in one 100-g skein (fingering or lace weight). It may also be knitted using multiple colors, a set of coordinated colors, as well as leftover yarns.


Skill Level
Intermediate. Charts only. Pattern does not include row-by-row written instruction.

Gauge
Gauge isn’t important but will determine the final size of the shawl. See page 4 and pages 18 to 31 of pattern on test knitters’ notes.

Size
This pattern is especially designed to allow knitters to have complete control over the final size of the finished shawl – from one 100g/400m fingering-weight skein to a large shawl using multiple skeins. Depending on knitting tension and yarn choice, a one-skein small shawl may end after Section F or G with a stretchy or picot bind off. A regular-size shawl may end after the Section H Vikkel Section with or without Section G. If a much larger shawl is desired, knitter may choose to end the shawl after finishing Section V, X, or Y, with or without the Section H Vikkel Section.

Yarns
Lace, heavy-lace, and fingering-weight yarns are suitable using US4 / 3.5mm or US5 / 3.75mm. From 437-475 yards / 400-435 meters of fingering-weight yarns for the regular version to 920-1300 yards/840-1200 meters of lace-weight yarns for the large version, and somewhere in between depending on your choice of finished size. Finished dimensions may be adjusted by knitting fewer sections as well as by using different yarn weights and needle sizes to achieve varying gauges. Note that yarn usage will vary depending on weight of yarn and/or needle size used.

This pattern is also designed to be knitted in multiple colors – a set of coordinated colors and/or leftover yarns that yield smooth transitions. See page 3 of pattern for more information on selecting yarn.

Tools
Circular needles in size US3 / 3.25mm, US4 / 3.5mm, or US5 / 3.75mm (depending on yarn weight and your knitting tension), cable needle, crochet hook, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needle, T-pins, and blocking wire(s) and mat (optional).

Beads
OD may be knitted with or without beads.

Size 6 or 8 rounds for lace weight, size 6 rounds or size 5 triangles for fingering weight. Bead all or just some of these sections especially since the Large size has over 2000 beads!

Regular
Section A – 8
Section B – 89
Section C – 79
Section F – 315
Section G – 191
Section H – 217
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Total beads – 899

Large
Section A – 8
Section B – 89
Section C – 79
Section F – 315
Section V – 257
Section X – 619
Section Y – 367
Section Z – 417
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Total beads – 2150


ERRATA
On page 13, there is a note, “See page 17 for an alternate Section V Rows 106 to 112 if you want to skip the PKPs on Row 106.” But the info on page 17 was taken out since it wasn’t test knitted. If you are interested to knit the alternate version even without it being test knitted:

Section V – Alternate Rows 106 to 112
Work Rows 97-105 of Section V chart on page 13
Row 106 Edge stitches, p to edge stitches, edge stitches (519)
Row 107 Edge stitches, K to edge stitches, edge stitches (519)
Row 108 Edge stitches, P to edge stitches, edge stitches (519)
Row 109 Edge stitches, K to edge stitches, edge stitches (519)
Row 110 Edge stitches, P to edge stitches, edge stitches (519)
Row 111 Find the three stitches in the center, place a removable marker before these three stitches, work Row 111 as follows:
Edge stitches, YO, ^k2tog, YO^, repeat ^^ to 3-st center marker, s1, k2tog, psso, ^YO, ssk^, repeat ^^ edge stitches, YO, edge stitches (519)
Row 112 Edge stitches, P to edge stitches, edge stitches (519)

A sincere thank you goes to our wonderful test knitters – Anne, Di, Glenys, Jutta, Kathy, Ma, Marcy, Monika, Tish, and Trang – without whose help and invaluable input, this pattern would never have been realized.