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Knit a Kindness Is Everything Shawl with Knitcircus Yarns in Madison, Wisconsin.
by Jaala Spiro

Celebrate the power of generous action with the Kindness is Everything pattern for the 2018 Kindness KAL. Soft colors alternate in a calming rhythm, finished with a lace border. This top-down triangle shawl begins with a garter-tab cast on and includes both written and charted lace instructions.

YARN
Knitcircus Greatest of Ease, 80% merino, 20% nylon. 400 yards/100g
MC: 50 g gradient yarn
CC: 100 g speckled handpaint Colorway: Kindness is Everything

NEEDLES
US #5 or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
21 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette st. Gauge is not critical for this project, but will affect finished size and drape.

MEASUREMENTS
Wingspan: 53”
Length down spine to point: 20”

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  • Step 1

    SPECIAL STITCH
    Lace Border Motif
    Worked on multiple of 12 sts, 4 row-repeat
    Rows 1 & 3: K2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times.
    Row 2: Purl Row 4: Knit

  • Step 2

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Garter Tab CO
    Using MC, CO 3 sts. Knit 5 rows.
    Row 6 (WS): K3, then turn work and pick up and knit 3 sts from side of work, then turn work and pick up and knit 3 st from cast-on edge. (9 st)
    Set Up Row (RS): K3, yo, k1, yo, pm, k1, pm, yo, k1, yo, k3. (13 st)
    Stripes Section
    Change to CC
    When changing colors, do not cut unused color, but carry it up the side. Make sure to keep the carried strand loose, so the selvedge will drape naturally.
    Row 1 and all WS Rows: K3, yo, purl to marker, sm, p1, sm, purl to 3 sts before end of row, yo, k3. (2 sts inc)
    Row 2 and all RS rows: K3, yo, knit to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, knit to 3 sts before end of row, yo, k3. (4 sts inc)
    Change to MC and repeat Rows 1 & 2.
    Cont to rep Rows 1 and 2, changing from MC to CC and back until you have completed 104 rows and have 325 sts, ending after MC. Cut MC. (325 sts)
    If you run low on MC before working through the 104th row, you can finish up in CC. Just make sure to discontinue MC after a Row 2.
    Set up Row (WS): Work 1 WS Row of CC. (327 sts.)

  • Step 3

    LACE BORDER SECTION: USE CC
    Work Lace from these written instructions or from charts on page 3.
    Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, k2, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k2, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k2, [k2tog2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k2, yo, k3. (331 sts)
    Row 2 (WS): K3, yo, purl to last 3 sts, yo, k3. (333 sts)
    Row 3: K3, yo, k4, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k3, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k3, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k4, yo, k3. (337 sts)
    Row 4: K3, yo, knit to marker, sm, p1, sm, knit to last 3 sts, yo, k3. (339 sts)
    Row 5: K3, yo, k6, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k4, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k4, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k6, yo, k3. (343 sts)
    Row 6: K3, yo, purl to last 3 sts, yo, k3. (345 sts)
    Row 7: K3, yo, k2, (yo, k1) 2 times, k2tog 2 times, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k5, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k5, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 2 times, k2, yo, k3. (349 sts)
    Row 8: Repeat Row 4. (351 sts)
    Row 9: K3, yo, k4, (yo, k1) 2 times, k2tog 2 times, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k6, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k6, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 2 times, k4, yo, k3. (355 sts)
    Row 10: Repeat Row 6. (357 sts)
    Row 11: K3, yo, k6, (yo, k1) 2 times, k2tog 2 times, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 2 times, k1, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, k1, (yo, k1) 2 times, k2tog 2 times, [k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, k2tog 2 times] 13 times, k2tog 2 times, (yo, k1) 2 times, k6, yo, k3. (361 sts)
    Row 12: Repeat Row 4. (363 sts)

  • Step 4

    GARTER EYELET EDGING:
    Row 1 (RS): K3, yo, knit to marker, yo, sm, k1, sm, yo, knit to 3 sts before end of row, yo, k3. (367 sts)
    Row 2 (WS): K3, yo, knit to 3 sts before end of row, yo, k3. (369 sts)
    Rows 3: K1, (yo, k2tog) to end of row. Row 4: Knit entire row even.
    Note: If yarn amount permits, repeat Garter Eyelet section one more time.
    Bind off all sts using the stretchy BO of your choice.

  • How to make a shawl. Kindness Is Everything Shawl - Step 5
    Step 5

    FINISHING
    Weave in ends, block.

    © 2018 Jaala Spiro. Pattern intended for personal, non-commercial use. 2

  • How to make a shawl. Kindness Is Everything Shawl - Step 6
    Step 6

    CHARTS FOR LACE BORDER.
    Work each row across both halves.
    Right Side rows work Right Half, then Left Half. Wrong Side rows work Left Half then Right Half.

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