The Rák shawl is worked flat and features a range of different stitch patterns: garter, lace, slipped stitch & cable patterns, while at the same time playing with color. It also includes a novel way to incorporate vertical stripes seamlessly into your knitting. The piece is constructed in a way that allows the easy adjustment of its overall length.
In Section #2, yarn strands can be carried to the next working row, when changing between colors. For all other sections yarn strands should be cut to a short tail, 5 cm / 2 inches in length.
There are several ways to work double yarn overs, two of them are:
– work 2 yarn overs the usual way on the RS, and knit 1, purl 1 on the WS
– work 2 reverse yarn overs on the RS, and purl 1, purl 1 through the back loop on the WS.
Information on Yarn, Needles, Gauge & Size can be found on the KAL Master page.
References & Techniques
Slip the next two stitches, one-by-one, knitwise; insert the tip of the left needle, from left to right, into the fronts of those two stitches and knit them together.
• st(s) = stitch(es)
• sl st = slip st
• k = knit
• p = purl
• yo = yarn over
• ssk = see References & Techniques
• k2tog = knit 2 sts together
• 1/1 RC = Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work; k1, then k1 from cable needle.
• 1/1 LC = Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front of work; k1, then k1 from cable needle.
• CO = cast on
• BO = bind off
• RS = right side
• WS = wrong side
• MC = main color
• CC# = contrast color #
Row 1 (RS): k, k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, ssk, yo twice, ssk, k. (10 sts)
Row 2 (WS): p across. Row 3: k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, k2, ssk, yo twice, ssk.
Row 4: p across.
Row 5: (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice.
Row 6: p across.
Row 1 (RS): k6, work from Rák Lace chart or written instructions to last 6 sts, k6.
Repeat Row 1 a total of 36 rows (6 lace pattern repeats), ending with a WS row.
Knit across for 2 rows.
Set-up Row 1 (RS): k6, k to last 6 sts, k6.
Set-up Row 2 (WS): k6, p to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 1 (RS): k6, k2, *sl2, k4, repeat from * to last 10 sts, sl2, k2, k6.
Row 2 (RS): k6, p2, *sl2, p4, repeat from * to last 10 sts, sl2, p2, k6.
Row 3 (RS): k6, k1, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, *k2, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, repeat from * to last 7 sts, k1, k6.
Row 4 (RS): k6, p to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 5 (RS): k6, k5, sl2, *k4, sl2 repeat from * to last 11 sts, k5, k6.
Row 6 (RS): k6, p5, *sl2, p4, repeat from * to last 13 sts, sl2, p5, k6.
Row 7 (RS): k6, k4, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, *k2, 1/1 RC, 1/1 LC, repeat from * to last 10 sts, k4, k6.
Row 8 (RS): k6, p to last 6 sts, k6.