Chaukor The Second was inspired by the original Chaukor (available here – https://swatchophile.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/chaukor/). The two shawls are similar in aesthetic, but this second version is simpler.
The pattern includes written instructions for three sizes – a large stole version, a medium-sized stole version and a small scarf version.
The accompanying pictures show the largest version of the shawl.
Finished Dimensions – 19” width x 72” length (Large) / 14” width x 68” length (Medium) / 11” width x 60” length (Small)
Gauge – 21 sts and 27 rows = 4 inches in lace stitch after blocking
Yarn – Cascade Heritage Sock (I used the Camel colorway) or any fingering weight yarn that blocks well.
You will need approximately 1000 yards for the large size, 720 yards for the medium size and 500 yards for the small size.
Needles – US size 6 or 4mm needles
Notions – Blocking pins and wires
- k – knit
- p – purl
- CO – Cast On
- YO – yarn over
- k2tog – knit 2 together
- ssk – slip, slip, knit the two slipped stitches together
- RS – Right side
- WS – Wrong side
- sts – stitches
Lace Grid Stitch Pattern
(The square brackets contain repeatable sets of stitches)
- Rows 1, 3 and 5 (RS) – K6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk; [k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk] to the last 6 sts; k6
- Rows 2, 4 and 6 (WS) – k3, p3, k5; [p2, k5] to the last 6 sts; p3, k3
- Rows 7 and 11 (RS) – knit all sts
- Rows 8 and 10 (WS)– k3, p to last 3 sts, k3
- Row 9 (RS) – k3; [k2tog, yo] to last 4 sts; k4
- Row 12 (WS) – knit all sts
Instructions for knitting:
CO 101 (Large) / 73 (Medium) / 59 (Small) sts loosely, using the long-tail method.
Knit 4 rows
Now start working in the Lace Grid stitch pattern. Knit rows 1 to 12 of the pattern 39 / 37 / 32 times. Then knit rows 1 to 5 one more time, ending with a right side row (row 5 is a RS row).
Knit 4 rows
Loosely bind off all stitches knitwise (you will be binding off on a WS row).
Wet block the shawl to desired measurements. Weave in ends.