Each square (blocked) 16” x 16”
Assembled shawl 22”x70”
In stitch pattern using size 7 needles, 15 sts and 26 rounds = 4”/10 cm (after blocking)
Garter stitch (Garter st)
Stockinette stitch (St st)
Yarn over (YO)
Knit 2 together (k2tog)
Slip slip knit (ssk)
Double decrease (slip one stitch, k2tog, psso)
Make five stitches in one stitch as follows:
Row 1: (Knit stitch in front loop and then in back loop without slipping it from the left needle) 2 times, then knit in font loop once more. Slip stitch from left needle.
Row 2: Turn work and purl these 5 stitches
Row 3: Turn work and knit these 5 stitches. With left needle pull second, third, fourth and fifth stitches one at a time over the first stitch and off the right needle.
Working with a circular needle, begin with the first stitch on the edge to be joined. Transfer all but the last stitch on that edge to the circular needle. Place the last stitch on hold using the holding yarn from the next edge on the square. Check to be sure that all stitches have been transferred, and then pull the holding thread out.
Working on the other square, repeat for the other edge to be joined using a separate circular needle. The circular needles are now functioning as stitch holders. It does not matter that they are different sizes.
Place both squares flat, right sides up. Slide the work on each needle so the live stitches are close to the point of the needle. Arrange the squares so these points are pointing at each other. As you follow the joining steps below, the squares will come together. After you have worked a few stitches with the squares flat, you may feel comfortable holding the work in your hands.
*Insert the crochet hook into the first st on the right hand needle and slide it off the needle.
Insert the crochet hook into the first st on the left hand needle. Slide it off the needle and pull it through the first stitch. This is the working stitch.
Keeping a working stitch on the hook, repeat from * until all stitches have been worked. Place the remaining stitch on hold using the holding yarn from the next edge.
Attaching Edging at the Join
Follow these directions if you are attaching edging at the place where the join began.
Work the next to the last stitch. Transfer some of the stitches from the next square to the holding needle, removing the holding thread from them. With the crochet hook, pull the first stitch of the next square through the last stitch of the current square. Drop both stitches off the needle. Place the first stitch of the next square back on the holding needle.
Follow these directions if you are attaching edging at the place where the join ended.
Work the next to the last stitch. Place the last stitch from the join and the last stitch of the new square on the crochet hook. Pull the last stitch from the square through the last stitch from the join. Put this stitch and half the stitches from this square on the holding needle, removing the holding thread from them.
Turning the Corner
The corner stitches are the last two stitches of one edge and the first stitch of the next edge. When you come to the first corner stitch, knit all edging stitches. Reach through the first corner stitch with the right needle and pull up a loop. Leave the first corner stitch on the left needle. Turn the work and knit the loop together with the edging stitch. Finish the row. (Two rows of edging worked.)
On the return row, pull up a loop as before in the first corner stitch then drop the stitch off the left needle. Turn the work and knit the loop together with the edging stitch. Finish the row. (Two more rows of edging worked.)
When you come to the second corner stitch, work six rows of edging in this stitch.
When you come to the third corner stitch, work four rows of edging in this stitch. The corner has been turned.
The wrap is made of 4 squares. Stitches on each side of the square are left live and placed on a length of scrap yarn. The squares are attached to each other using a Russian Join. The edging is knit onto the wrap.
SQUARE (make 4, one of each color)
Using dpns, cast on 8 sts. Divide these sts over 4 ndls. Follow chart for square, changing to size 7 circular needle. when work is too big for dpns. Use a marker to indicate the beginning of the round. When all rounds have been completed, place the sts for each side on hold using a length of scrap yarn threaded on tapestry ndl. Cut working yarn, leaving a tail long enough to weave in.
Lightly block each square to16” x 16” being carefulnotflatten the bobbles.
Arrange squares in the color sequence given (Chocolate Truffle, Deep Taupe, Foliage, Loden Forest). Attach them to each other horizontally using the Russian Join.
MAKING AND ATTACHING THE EDGING
Starting at one corner, transfer the first stitch to the holing thread for the previous edge.
Transfer the second and remaining stitches for that edge to the size 6 circular needle.
Check to make sure you transferred all stitches then remove the scrap yarn.
Using Deep Taupe, cast 10 stitches onto the circular needle.
Using one straight needle as the right needle, k9 of sts just cast on. Knit last edging st together with a st from the square.
Turn work and follow Edging Chart beginning with Row 1. Follow directions above when you come to a join or a corner.