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Stitch Along Winter 2007
Mitered Corner Shawl

ARNie’s Extra Large Shawl used 30 oz of worsted weight yarn and a K sized (swivel) cable hook.  This shawl measured 9 feet across the top and 4 ½ feet from neck to tip.
Your shawl can be much smaller than this, just work to your desired size and end off.

Notes:
Due to the nature of TC, the upper edge may not be perfectly straight...this is not a Monk type project.  You can spend hours ripping and re-stitching to get that edge perfectly straight (the problem lies in the Return), or add an edging of Back Crossed Dc (regular crochet) to easily disguise the imperfections of this top edge.

When using a K hook and worsted weight yarn, the Knit/Purl stitch combos make a dense and heavy project perfect for winter wear.  For a lighter weight shawl, use a smaller yarn with the K hook, OR the worsted weight yarn and a larger hook,

If you don’t have a cabled hook, I would suggest using 2 hooks: one for each side.  Pick up stitches on the first side up to the Tip, place a pinch type paper clip (bull dog clip) on the hook to hold the stitches.  With the second hook, continue picking up stitches down the other side.  Return as you normally would first with one hook, then with the second.

You will notice that the edge stitches are not quite the same on both ends; these are structural techniques I use to keep prevent loose ‘beginning’ stitches and gaping holes on the other end.

I use an Extended Knit stitch in the tip to keep the dimensions correct for this type of shawl.  Without the ExTks, the shawl does not have the height, which is what a tall person wants...( I’m 6'1").  

Shawl Instructions:
Ch 3.
Row 1: Forward- Yo, PU st in 2nd ch from hk. Yo, PU st in last ch.  Return as you normally would treating Yo’s as a lp.
Row 2: Forward- Yo, (Tfs in YoSp. Yo, ExTks in st, Yo,Tfs in Yo Sp- tip completed).  Work last st as you normally would.  Return as you normally would treating Yo’s as a lp.
Row 3: Yo, Tfs in YoSp. Tss in st. (Tfs in YoSp, Yo, ExTks, Yo, Tfs in YoSp- tip completed). Tss in st, Tfs in YoSp, Yo  and  work last st as you normally would. Return.
Row 4: Tfs in YoSp. Tss in st. Tfs in next CrossBarSp, 2 Tss.  (Tfs in YoSp, Yo, ExTks in tip, Yo, Tfs in YoSp). 2 Tss, Tfs in next CrossbarSp, Tss, Tfs in YoSp, and work last st.  Return.
Row 5: Tss, Tfs in next CrossBarSp, Tss in all sts down side.  (Tfs in YoSp, Yo, ExTks in tip, Yo, Tfs in YoSp). Tss in all sts down side. Tfs in last CrossbarSp, and work last st.  Return.

All other rows will follow this pattern:

Edge and increase sts -(Ignore outer loop, Tss, Tfs),
Stitch Down Side- Follow stitch pattern as instructed,
Tip Instructions - (Tfs in YoSp, Yo, ExTks in tip, Yo, Tfs in YoSp)
Stitch down side, Follow stitch pattern as instructed,
Increase and edge sts- (Tss, Tfs in last CrossBarSp and work last st).  
Return.

Section 1: Tss
The Simple stitch provides an excellent foundation for our Triangle.  The inspiration shawl started with Tks, and that stitch did not ‘play well’ with these mechanics; hence the uneven edge.  The Simple stitch has worked much better.
Rows 6 - 13: Forward and Return- Edge and increase sts, Tss in all sts down side, Tip Instructions, Tss in all sts down side, Increase and edge sts. Return.

Section 2: Tks/Tps Horizontal Stripes
Row A: Forward and Return- Edge and increase sts, Tps in all stitches down this side, Tip Instructions, Tps in all stitches down this side,   Increase and edge sts. Return.
Row B: Forward and Return- Edge and increase sts, Tks in all stitches down this side, Tip Instructions,  Tks in all stitches down this side, Increase and edge sts. Return.
Repeat Rows A & B for a total of 8 Rows.
Abbreviations:  
Beg: Beginning
 Ch: Chain stitch   
Lp: Loop  
Hk: Hook
DO: drop off
PU: pick up
Sk: skip stitches
Sl St: slip stitch
Yo: Yarn Over hook
Tks-Knit st  
Tss-Simple/Afghan St Tps-Purl St
 Trs-Reverse St
 Tfs-Full/Plain St

Trps-Reverse Purl st
I created these instructions as part of a
Stitch Along
I did at the ‘tunisiancrochet’ group at Yahoo.

I used several stitch combos found in the book above.

The photographs on this page are a shawl I did several years ago, and I  used it as inspiration for the Stitch Along Shawl.

You can see the
Stitch Along Shawl here:
Shawl Photos
The beginning of the shawl.