Here is the second thing I designed. It's a very, very simple pattern, but the yarn just added another dimension to the pattern. Enjoy! :)
Model: Megan May
Photographer: Hector Plahar
Caron Simply Soft, Off-White Color; 315 yards/60z/170g- 1.5 skeins
1 set US #8/5mm straight needles
The border pattern “Lace Check” was taken from “Harmony Guides: Lace and eyelets- 250 stitches to knit”, edited by Erika Knight.
Lace Check Pattern (Multiple of 18+9)
Row 1(wrong side): Purl
Row 2: K1, *[yo, k2tog] 4 times, k10; rep from * to last 8 sts, [yo, k2tog] 4 times.
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: *[sl 1, k1, psso, yo] 4 times, k10; rep from * to last 9 sts, [sl 1, k1, psso, yo] 4 times, k1.
Repeat these 4 rows twice more.
Row 13: Purl
Row 14: *K10, [yo, k2tog] 4 times; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.
Row 15: Purl.
Row 16: K9, *[sl 1, k1, psso, yo] 4 times, k10; rep from * to end.
Repeat these last 4 rows twice more.
(Total of 24 rows)
Cast on 91 stitches.
Knit 6 rows in garter stitch.
Now knit 3 repeats of the lace check pattern (all 24 rows), and always keep 5 stitches on each side in garter stitch for the border stitches.
Still maintaining the 5 border stitches on each side, work the main body of the shawl in stockinette stitch until shawl is desired length (mine was 55 inches). To end, knit 3 more repeats of the lace check pattern (still keeping 5 border stitches on each side in garter stitch). End by knitting 6 rows in garter stitch, and then bind off loosely.
Pin out the shawl and steam press it if the yarn is acrylic. If wool, block using blocking wires and pins. For more information on blocking knitted items, visit: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/12/how_to_be_happy.html