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Metallic FX (25 grs), 11 hanks #1002 Silver
Straight knitting needles, size 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN gauge
Crochet hook, size 3.50 mm (E).
6 sts = 1”; 8 rows = 1” in Star Cluster St.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Shawl is made in 2 triangular sections, then seamed in center.
When decreasing while working Star Cluster St, balance each yo with a k2 tog PLUS the dec called for in each row. If there are not enough sts to work the entire pat st section, work the extra sts in St st.
MC (Make Cluster)
Sl 2 sts to RH needle with yarn in back, bring yarn to front between needles, sl the same 2 sts back to left-hand needle, pass yarn to back between needles, sl the same 2 sts to RH needle with yarn in back again.
Star Cluster Stitch
Row 1 (RS): K1, * k2 tog, (yo) twice, k2 tog TBL, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: P2, * p1 (the 1st yo), p1 TBL (the 2nd yo), MC, rep from * to last 4 sts, end p1, p1 TBL, p2.
Row 3: K3, * k2 tog, (yo) twice, k2 tog TBL, rep from * to last 3 sts, end k3.
Row 4: P2, * MC, p1, p1 TBL, rep from * to last 4 sts, MC, p2.
Rep these 4 rows for Star Cluster St.
Triangle (Make 2)
With size 8 needles, cast on 204 sts. Decreasing 1 st each side every RS row, work in St st for 6 rows. Piece should measure 3/4” from beg – 198 sts. Continuing to dec 1 st each side every RS row, work in Star Cluster St for 4”, in St st for 4”, in Star Cluster St for 4”, then in St st until 2 sts remain. K2 tog and fasten off.
Sew left edge of 1st triangle to right edge of 2nd triangle matching stripes and forming center seam. With RS facing, using crochet hook, join a single strand of yarn at point of triangle formed by center seam.
Rnd 1: * Sc in edge of shawl, ch 1, skip space the size of ch 1, rep from * around 3 sides of shawl. Join with a sl st in first sc. DO NOT turn.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sl st in each sc and ch 1 around 3 sides of shawl, working 3 sl sts in each corner. Join with a sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.
Fringe: Cut 2 15” length strands of yarn. Put strands tog and fold in half. With crochet hook, draw center of strands through first st of 1 shorter side of shawl, forming a lp. Pull ends of fringe through this lp. In this manner, make fringe in each st across shorter edges of shawl. Trim fringe to even off, if necessary. Steam lightly. Note: For speedier cutting, wrap yarn multiple times around a piece of cardboard that is the desired length of the fringe. Cut the lower edge to free wrapped strands.