Allegro Shawl

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20 inches x 66 inches without fringe

Materials Required:

16 ounces White or color of your choice
1 pr. wooden knitting needles No. 11
Plastic crochet hook size H

Gauge: Each pattern measures 3¾ inches in width

1st Section: Cast on 63 stitches (sts) and work in pattern as follows:
1st Row: Knit (K) 1, K 2 together (tog), * K 9, slip (sl) 1, K 2 tog, pass slip stitch over K st (p.s.s.o.), repeat from * 3 times, K 9, K 2 tog, K 1.
2nd Row: K 1, Purl (P) across row to within last st, K 1.
3rd Row: K 1, K 2 tog, * K 7, sl 1, K 2 tog, p.s.s.o., repeat from * 3 times, K 7, K 2 tog, K 1.
4th Row: Repeat 2nd row.
5th Row: K 1, K 2 tog, * yarn over (y o), K 1, repeat from * 4 times, y o, sl 1, K 2 tog, p.s.s.o., repeat from 1st * 3 times, (y o, K 1) 5 times, y o, K 2 tog, K 1.
6th Row: K across row, work should now measure 1½ inches when blocked. Repeat these 6 rows 23 more times. Place all these sts on a strand of yarn, cut yarn. Make another section in same manner but ending with 5th row of pattern, leave on needle, cut yarn. Place right side of both sections together and with free needle, * sl 1 st from 1st section, sl 1 st from 2nd section, repeat from * until all sts are on 1 needle. Bind off as follows: attach yarn at beginning of row, K 2 sts tog, K the next 2 sts tog, * pass the 1st st over the 2nd st, K the next 2 sts tog again having 2 sts on needle, repeat from * until one st remains. Cut yarn and draw through remaining loop.
Edge: With wrong side of work toward you attach yarn at lower edge and work loosely a row of sl sts across side, cut yarn. Finish other long side in same manner.
Fringe: Wind yarn over an 8 inch cardboard, cut one end. Using 1 strand, double in half and knot through each st across short end.
Next Row: * Take 1 strand of yarn of 1 fringe and 1 strand from next fringe, knot tog about ½ inch from preceding row of knots, repeat from * across row. Repeat last row twice. Trim fringe evenly. Finish other end in same manner.

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