KISS Shawl Joyful by Mary-Ann Lammers
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KISS Shawl Joyful

December 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch...gauge is not critical but can affect size and yardage.
7.0 mm
7.5 mm
755 - 766 yards (690 - 700 m)
one size 64" x 21" approx. Easily adjustable.
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KISS Shawl Joyful……

Feel the joy,
Share the joy,
Be the joy.

The best things in life are simple.

Joyful is a celebration of simple stitches and classic colours. It’s the ombre effect in the shading of the yarn that makes every row extraordinary.

All the stitches are basic, even the checkered effect is achieved through the simplest of slipped stitches and working with only one colour in each row. Joyfully simple!

Here is how simple it is. This is the checkered section of this shawl.
SL1KW……….slip one stitch knit wise (as if to knit).
SL1PW……….slip one stitch purl wise (as if to purl.)
PM…………… stitch marker.
SM……………..slip stitch marker to right needle.
Begin with red yarn and start working with the 7.5mm needles for the next row to transfer the stitches to the larger needles. The larger needle size is used to avoid having the checkered sectionknit up tighter and possibly warp the edges of the shawl. Use 7.5mm. for all rows in this section.
Row 1. SL1KW, K4, SM, (SL1PW, K1) repeat () to next marker, SM, K4, SL1KW.
Row 2. P1, K4, SM, P all stitches to next marker, SM, K4, P1.
With white yarn knit rows 3 and 4.
Row 3. SL1KW, K4, SM, (K1, SL1PW) repeat () to next marker, SM, K4, SL1KW.
Row 4. P1, K4, SM, P all stitches to next marker, SM, K4, P1. Repeat Rows 1 to 4 according to pattern instructions changing yarns (red for rows 1 and 2, white for rows
3 and 4) and carrying the yarns up the side.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 (red) according to pattern instructions.
The Joyful shawl in this picture above uses only two yarns, one I call red and the other white. The colour changes occur naturally through the yarn itself because it is an Ombre/Gradient dyed yarn.

Here is an excellent video from YouTube about Mosaic Stitch knitting

The circular needles are for the volume of stitches but the wrap is knit flat in a simple rectangular shape, (32” minimum length up to 60”). No increases, no decreases just joyful row after row of gorgeous colour that changes within your hands as it passes over the needles.

Spread some gifting joy and knit one for someone you love…even for yourself.

Pattern sample used:
Nako Ombre 100g. 190 m.
2 balls of red , colour number 20312 with 40g. leftover.
The red I used goes from red to a deep red. If you would prefer it went from red to black then purchase colour#20310 instead of #20312.
2 balls of white, colour number 20306.

If you are used to doing mosaic style stitches and can keep your tension even when switching between mosaic areas and stocking stitch areas you may not need the 7.5 mm needles. If you are new to it I strongly suggest using them or it may “shrink” in the mosaic sections.

Special thanks to Allison, as always, and to H.W. for tech editing.

birdiebambi, my very good friend, has made a gorgeous version of this shawl using the lovely ombre shades of black and green (Nako Ombre #20302). I think it looks elegant and beautiful! Just like Bambi.

The bottom photo shows wearing it by clasping the thicknesses together with an open end cuff bracelet. Fast and easy!

I have designed a pattern to continue with the technique and to use some of the leftovers. It’s called KISS Cowl Fire And Ice

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