Chaukor The Second

 

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

Abbreviations:

  • 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.

 

 

 

Kanak

Download PDF version of the pattern (last edited on July 02, 2016)

Go to the pattern page on Ravelry

Kanak is a crescent-shaped shawl featuring a textured lace stitch pattern. I used approximately 550 yards of KnitPicks Capretta and US size 5 needles to knit my sample, but any fingering-weight yarn with good stitch definition should work. The size of the shawl can be adjusted by working more or fewer repeats of the pattern. To get a drapier fabric, you could go up a needle size or two. Conversely, to get more well-defined, denser texture, you could go down a needle size, which will also increase the yarn requirement.

The pattern is a simple 12-row repeat with mostly knits and purls, and a few eyelets that appear only once every 6 rows.

Yarn:

600 yards of Knitpicks Capretta or any fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition

Needles:

US size 5 or 3.75mm needles (32″ circular needles or longer to accommodate the 500-plus stitches that you’ll finally end up with)

Notions:

Blocking pins

Finished dimensions:

Wingspan – 70”
Depth at Centre – 13”

Gauge:

19 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches measured over textured pattern after blocking

Other than the yarn and needles you use, the way you block the shawl will also affect the gauge and finished dimensions of the shawl significantly.

Abbreviations:

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • pfb – purl into the front and back of the stitch (1 stitch increased)
  • kfb – knit into the front and back of the stitch (1 stitch increased)
  • YO – yarn over
  • k2tog – knit 2 together
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • sts – stitches

Kanak Textured Lace Pattern

  • Row 1 (RS): (k1, yo) 2 times, kfb, k to last 3 sts, kfb, (yo, k1) 2 times
  • Row 2 (WS): k3, p to last 3 sts, k3
  • Row 3: (k1, yo) 2 times, kfb, p1, k1, (p2, k1) to last 4 sts, p1, kfb, (yo, k1) 2 times
  • Row 4: k4, p1, (k2, p1) to last 4 sts, k4
  • Row 5: (k1, yo) 2 times, kfb, p1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, (p2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo) to last 4 sts, p1, kfb, (yo, k1) 2 times
  • Row 6: Knit all sts
  • Row 7: Same as row 1
  • Row 8: Same as row 2
  • Row 9: Same as Row 3
  • Row 10: Same as row 4
  • Row 11: (k1, yo) 2 times, kfb, (k2tog, yo, p2, yo, ssk) to last 3 sts, kfb, (yo, k1) 2 times
  • Row 12: knit all sts

 

Instructions to knit the shawl:

CO 12 sts using the long tail method

Knit 2 rows

On the next row, start working in the Kanak pattern stitch.

Starting with a right side row, knit rows 1-12 of the pattern 9 times or until the shawl is the desired length and depth.

(You’ll be increasing 6 stitches on every RS row, and because it’s a 12-row repeat (6 RS rows), you’ll be adding 6 x 6 = 36 stitches to the shawl with every completed repeat. To see a complete stitch count chart, go to the end of the pattern)

After working in the stitch pattern 9 times, you should have 336 stitches on the needles.

(You could work more repeats if you want a larger shawl).

Border:

Starting with a RS row, knit as follows:

Work the first two rows of the Kanak pattern as written.

(342 sts)

On the next row:

Row 3 of the border (RS): K3, pfb, k1, [(pfb two times), k1] to last 4 sts, pfb, k3

(After this increase row, you should have 566 sts on the needle).

Row 4: k5, p1, (k4, p1) to the last 5 sts, k5

Row 5: k3, p2, k1, (p4, k1) to last 5 sts, p2, k3

Row 6: Same as row 4

Row 7: Knit all sts

Row 8: k3, p to last 3 sts, k3

Row 9: knit all sts

On the next row (WS), loosely cast off all stitches knitwise.

 

Block the shawl to desired measurements. Because the textured stitch makes a stretchy fabric, the final size of the shawl will depend on how aggressively you block it. If you’d like to retain the stretchiness and texture of the shawl, do not block too aggressively. If you do block it hard, you’ll get a less textured but much drapier fabric, which is also nice!

You’ll be increasing 6 stitches on every RS row, and because it’s a 12-row repeat (6 RS rows), you’ll be adding 6 x 6 = 36 stitches to the shawl with every completed repeat.

 

Stitches cast on 12
Stitches after 1st repeat 12 + 36 = 48
Stitches after 2nd repeat 48 + 36 = 84
Stitches after 3rd repeat 84 + 36 = 120
Stitches after 4th repeat 120 + 36 = 156
Stitches after 5th repeat 156 + 36 = 192
Stitches after 6th repeat 192 + 36 = 228
Stitches after 7th repeat 128 + 36 = 264
Stitches after 8th repeat 164 + 36 = 300
Stitches after 9th repeat 200 + 36 = 336
Stitches after 2nd row of the border 336 + 6 = 342
Stitches after 3rd row of the border 342 + 224 = 566