The Dummy Clap Shawl by Anna Maliszewski

The Dummy Clap Shawl

October 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
480 - 500 yards (439 - 457 m)
26 X 55", customizable
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

NOTE: please, please, please, please read the pattern through. I can’t stress enough that the pattern does NOT do the laddering until the last/bind-off row! Please do not email complaints insisting that there is a typo. 50 inches of stockinette really means to do 50 inches of stockinette first. Please watch the video first if you have any questions on that last row.

I have just updated this pattern 1/21/15 with a revised pattern edition AND video tutorial! Lucky ducks…it’s still free.

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This pattern was originally inspired by the infamous “Clapotis” shawl that has diagonal laddering of dropped stitches. It’s a fabulous pattern, but is a little instructionally-intimidating, so in 2008 I came up with a mock-up pattern with a similar effect. The laddering doesn’t slant on a diagonal, but this pattern has minimal instructions with a close-to-same look with instructions so easy you can practically knit it hanging from a tree upside-down while munching on pizza in the dark. If that’s your thing.

Pattern Abbreviations:
BO3=bind off 3 sts
CO1=cast on 1 st
PSSO=pass 2nd st over
RS=right side of work

Stockinette stitch: Knit across on the right side, purl across the wrong side of work.

Pattern published 2008-2015