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

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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

 

Chaukor

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Chaukor (pronounced chalk-ore) is a rectangular shawl featuring a grid-like, textured lace pattern. The stitch pattern (worked over a multiple of 15 stitches and 18 rows) was inspired by the beautiful tie-and-dye fabrics of Rajasthan, India, and also the state’s breathtaking architecture – haveli windows in particular.

The pattern includes both written instructions and a chart.

To knit the shawl, you cast on a total of 81 stitches, including 6 border stitches (3 on either edge) that are knit on every row and 75 stitches (15 x 5) between the borders that are worked in the Chaukor stitch pattern.

Yarn – Two skeins of Cascade Heritage Solids or approximately 850 yards of any fingering weight yarn that blocks well and has  good stitch definition. I used a little less than 2 skeins of the Cascade Heritage Solids in the “Moss” color (5612).

Needles:

  • US size 6 (4 mm) for knitting
  • US size 7 (4.5 mm) for casting on loosely (optional).

Notions:

  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • 6 stitch markers (if using)
  • Blocking pins (and wires, if using)

Gauge in pattern stitch (after blocking) :

  • 4 inches = 24 stitches and 28 rows

Finished Dimensions:

  • Length – 71 inches, Width – 13 inches

Abbreviations:

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • YO – yarn over
  • k2tog – knit 2 together
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit
  • s2-k1-psso – slip 2 stitches as if to knit together, knit 1, passed slipped stitches over the knit stitch (2 stitches decreased)
  • PM – place marker
  • SM – slip marker
  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side

Chaukor Stitch Pattern (Worked over a multiple of 15 stitches and 18 rows)

  • Row 1 (RS) – *k1, YO, ssk, k9, k2tog, YO, k1*; repeat from * to *
  • Row 2 (WS) – purl all stitches
  • Row 3 – *k2, (YO, s2-k1-psso, YO, k1) three times, k1*; repeat from * to *
  • Row 4 – *p1, k13, p1*; repeat from * to *
  • Row 5 – same as row 3
  • Row 6 – same as Row 4
  • Row 7 – *k2, YO, s2-k1-psso, YO, k5, YO, s2-k1-psso, YO, k2*; repeat from * to *
  • Row 8 – *p1, k5, p3, k5, p1*; repeat from * to *
  • Row 9 – same as row 7
  • Row 10 – same as row 4
  • Row 11 – same as row 3
  • Row 12 – same as row 4
  • Row 13 – same as row 3
  • Row 14 – purl all stitches
  • Row 15 – *k2tog, YO, k11, YO, ssk*; repeat from * to *
  • Rows 16, 17 and 18 – Knit all stitches

ChaukorChart

Instructions to knit the scarf:

Loosely cast on 81 stitches (75 pattern stitches and 6 border stitches – 3 on either side) using the long-tail cast on and the larger needle (or your preferred cast-on method).

Switch to smaller needles.

  • Knit 6 rows
  • Row 7 – knit 3 stitches, place marker (PM); work Row 1 of the Chaukor stitch pattern five times, placing stitch markers after every repeat; knit the last 3 stitches. 6 markers placed.

From this point on, the first and last 3 stitches will always be knit to form a garter stitch border, and the Chaukor stitch pattern will be worked over the center 75 stitches (15 x 5).

  • Row 8 – On the next row, knit 3 stitches, slip marker; work Row 2 of the stitch pattern five times, slipping markers as you go; knit the last 3 stitches.
  • Continue to work rows 3-18 of the Chaukor stitch pattern between the garter stitch borders, as established above.
  • Repeat these 18 pattern rows 26 more times (or fewer or more, depending on how long you want the shawl)

To end:

  • Knit 3 rows (the last row you knit will be a right side row).
  • Loosely cast off all stitches knit-wise on the wrong side.

Block to desired measurements. Weave in ends.

Imaarat

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Imaarat is a simple geometrical lace scarf with side-to-side construction.  The lace is worked on odd number rows only, and all even number rows are knitted.

The scarf is knit in one piece – the first half  (from the cast on edge to the center) is worked using K2TOGs  and yarn-overs (Imaarat Stitch Pattern A) and leans naturally towards the left. The second half (from the center to the bind-off edge) is worked using SSKs and yarn overs (Imaarat Stitch Pattern B), and leans towards the right. This natural slant towards the left and then the right creates the shallow V shape seen in the pictures.

Both the front and back of the scarf look good, but I prefer the side on which you’re knitting all stitches (which would otherwise be the back of your work).

Yarn – One skein of Cascade Heritage Solids (or Paints) or 430-460 yards of any fingering weight yarn that blocks well. I used one skein of the Cascade Heritage Paints in the “Isle of Skye” colorway.

[A number of knitters who’ve knit this scarf since the design was first released feel that the stitch pattern would show better in a solid-color yarn, which means that the Cascade Heritage Solids, or any solid colored fingering weight yarn might be a better choice than a variegated one]

Happy knitting! 🙂

Needles:

  • US size 6 (4 mm) for knitting
  • US size 8 (5 mm) for casting on loosely (optional).

Notions:

  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • 6 stitch markers (if using)
  • Blocking pins (and wires, if using)

Gauge (after blocking) :

  • 4 inches = 23.2 stitches and 25 rows

Finished Dimensions:

  • Length – 55 inches, Width – 10.5 inches

Abbreviations:

  • yo – yarn over
  • k2tog – knit 2 together
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit
  • PM – place marker
  • SM – slip marker

Imaarat Stitch Pattern A (for first half) – worked over a multiple of 11 stitches and 16 rows

  • Row 1 – *(k2tog, yo) twice, knit 7 stitches*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 2 and all even number rows – knit all stitches
  • Row 3 – same as row 1
  • Row 5 – same as row 1
  • Row 7 – *(k2tog, yo) 5 times, knit 1*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 9 – same as row 7
  • Row 11 – *knit 6 stitches, (k2tog, yo) twice, knit 1*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 13 – same as row 11
  • Row 15 – same as row 11
  • Row 16 – knit all stitches

Imaarat Stitch Pattern B (for second half) – worked over a multiple of 11 stitches and 16 rows

  • Row 1 – *knit 7 stitches, (YO, ssk) twice*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 2 and all even number rows – knit all stitches
  • Row 3 – same as Row 1
  • Row 5 – same as Row 1
  • Row 7 – *knit 1, (YO, ssk) 5 times*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 9 – same as Row 7
  • Row 11 – *knit 1, (YO, ssk) twice, knit 6 stitches*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 13 – same as row 11
  • Row 15 same as row 11
  • Row 16 – knit all stitches

ImaaratCharts

Instructions to knit the scarf:

First half of the scarf (uses Stitch Pattern A / Chart A):

Loosely cast on 61 stitches (55 pattern stitches and 6 border stitches – 3 on either side) using the larger needle.

Switch to smaller needles.

  • Knit 6 rows
  • Row 7 – knit 3 stitches, place marker (PM); work row 7 of Chart / Stitch Pattern A five times, placing markers after every repeat; knit the last 3 stitches. 6 markers placed.
    (Note that you begin working the lace stitches with row 7 of Imaarat Stitch Pattern A or Imaarat Chart A)
  • On the next row (and all even number rows) knit all stitches, slipping markers as you go.
  • On the next row, knit 3 stitches, SM; work row 9 of Pattern A five times, slipping markers as you go; knit the last 3 stitches.
  • Next row – knit all stitches.
  • Continue to work rows 11 to 16 of Pattern A as above, between the garter stitch borders.
  • Now work rows 1 to 16 of Pattern A ten times (working 5 repeats between borders on every row, as established), ending with row 16 of the pattern.

Center:

  • Knit 2 rows (knit all stitches). These two rows mark the center of the scarf.

Second half of the scarf (uses Stitch Pattern B / Chart B):

  • On the next row, knit 3 stitches; work row 1 of Stitch Pattern / Chart B five times (separated by markers); knit the last 3 stitches
  • On the next row, knit all stitches
  • Continue to knit rows 3 to 16 of Pattern B as above, while maintaining a garter stitch border
  • Repeat rows 1-16 of Pattern B nine more times.
  • To finish, knit rows 1 to 10 of Pattern B once more (ending with row 10).

Knit 5 more rows.

Bind off all stitches purlwise.

Block to desired measurements, using the natural slant of the fabric as your guide to shape the scarf. Weave in ends.

Leher

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Leher is a rectangular lace shawl featuring a wave-like stitch pattern, worked over a multiple of 17 stitches and 34 rows. You cast on a total of 99 stitches, including 85 main pattern stitches (17 x 5) and 14 border stitches (7 on either side).The pattern includes both a chart (with three sections) and written instructions.

I worked 5 horizontal and 12 vertical repeats of the pattern to get an 18-inch wide and 64-inch long shawl. (You could work 3 repeats between the right and left borders to make a scarf or work fewer vertical repeats to make a shorter version).

Yarn – 3 skeins or approx. 800 yards of the Cascade 220 Fingering, or any light-fingering weight yarn that blocks well (preferably 100-percent wool). I used a little less that 3 skeins of Cascade 220 Fingering in the ‘Sage’ colorway.

Needles – A pair of US size 6 (4 mm) needles for knitting; US size 8 (5 mm) needle for casting on loosely (optional)

Notions:

  • 6 Stitch markers (if using)
  • Blocking pins / wires
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge – 22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches measured over pattern stitch (after blocking)

Finished dimensions – 18 inches wide and 64 inches long

Abbreviations:

  • RS – Right side
  • WS – Wrong side
  • YO – yarn over
  • k2tog – Knit 2 together
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit the 2 slipped stitches together
  • PM – Place Marker
  • SM – Slip Marker

Leher Stitch Pattern (Worked over a multiple of 17 stitches, between the right and left borders):

  • Row 1 [RS] – *k 7, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k4*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 2 and all WS rows – purl all stitches
  • Row 3 – *k 8, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k3*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 5 – *k 9, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k2*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 7 – *k 10, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k1*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 9 – *k 7, k2tog, YO, k2, [YO, ssk] 3 times*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 11 – *k 5, [k2tog, YO] 2 times, k1, [k2tog, YO] 3 times, k1*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 13 – *k 3, [k2tog, YO] 3 times, k1, [k2tog, YO] 3 times, k1*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 15 – *k 2, [k2tog, YO] 3 times, k1, [k2tog, YO] 3 times, k2*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 17 – *k 1, [k2tog, YO] 3 times, k1, [k2tog, YO] 3 times, k3*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 19 – * [k2tog, YO] 3 times, k1, [k2tog, YO] 3 times, k4*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 21 – *k 1, [YO, ssk] 3 times, [k2tog, YO] 2 times, k6*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 23 – *k 1, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k2tog, YO, k8*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 25 – *k 2, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k9*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 27 – *k 3, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k8*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 29 – *k 4, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k7*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 31 – *k 5, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k6*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 33 – *k 6, [YO, ssk] 3 times, k5*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 34 –  purl all stitches

Right border (worked over 7 stitches):

  • Row 1 (RS) – k4, YO, ssk, k1
  • Row 2 (WS) – p4, k3

Repeat rows 1 and 2

Left border (worked over 7 stitches):

  • Row 1 (RS) – k1, k2tog, YO, k4
  • Row 2 (WS) – k3, p4

Repeat rows 1 and 2

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Instructions to knit the shawl:

(See chart)

Loosely cast on 99 stitches (using the larger needle).

Switch to smaller needles.

Knit 5 rows.

On row 6 (WS), knit 3 stitches, purl to the last 3 stitches, knit 3 stitches.

You will now start working in pattern

  1. On row 7 (RS), work seven (row 1) stitches of the Right Border, place marker (PM); then work  17 (row 1) stitches of the Leher Stitch pattern five times, placing markers after every repeat; work seven (row 1) stitches of the Left Border.
  2. On the next row (WS) and all WS rows, knit 3; purl 93 (slipping markers as you go); knit the last 3 stitches.

Continue to work rows 3 to 34 of the Leher pattern between the right and left borders, as established above. Then repeat these 34 rows 11 more times (total 12)

On the 12th or last repeat, work only 32 rows of the Leher pattern, ending with a WS row.

To finish, knit 5 rows.

Bind off all stitches loosely (knitwise) on the WS.

Block to desired measurements.

Weave in ends.

Ujaala

Download PDF version of the pattern: Ujaala PDF (original English version)

Download Swedish version of the pattern: Swedish Translation

Download French version of the patternFrench Translation

(Many thanks to Stickaboo and Doliprane for the Swedish and the French translations!)

Link to Ravelry page

This rectangular lace shawl features a 24-row stitch pattern, worked over a multiple of 27 stitches plus 1. The lace is worked on the RS rows only, and all WS rows are purled. In the shawl shown here, and in the directions that follow, the 27 pattern stitches (charted) are repeated five times horizontally to get an approximate width of 27 inches. If you want a narrower stole, you could do three horizontal repeats instead.

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Link to downloadable PDF chart: ujaalachart

Finished Measurements:

• Length: 65”

• Width: 27”

Yarn:

Approximately 320-350 grams or 1320-1380 yards of fingering weight yarn, preferably in wool.

(I used approx. 1330 yards of Lion Brand’s LB 1878 in the Claret colorway. I think the yarn has now been discontinued.)

Gauge (after blocking):

Measured over 4 inches: 21 stitches and 30 rows

Needles:

  •  One 32-inch US size-5 circular needle for knitting (or needle size needed to obtain gauge).
  •  Optional: One 32-inch US size-8 circular needle to cast on and bind off loosely.

Notions:

  •  6 stitch markers (or fewer, depending on your preference)
  •  Tapestry needle to weave in ends
  •  Blocking pins (and wires, if needed)

Directions:

CO 144 stitches loosely (if required, use larger needles for casting on).

Knit 7 rows.

On the next row (WS), knit 4 stitches, purl to the last 4 stitches, knit the last 4 stitches.

From here on, 4 edge stitches on either side of the shawl (8 stitches total) will form the garter border (knit on both sides), and the lace pattern will be worked over the center 136 stitches.

You now start working the lace pattern from the chart.

  • Row 1 (RS) – Knit 4 stitches; *place marker, work 27 stitches of row 1 from the chart*, repeat from * to * four more times (total 5); knit 1, place marker; knit the last 4 stitches (6 markers placed)

(Note that you knit one extra stitch after the last repeat, before working the last 4 knit stitches.)

  • Row 2 and all wrong side rows – knit 4 stitches; purl to the last 4 stitches (as in all WS rows of the chart) slipping markers where needed; knit the last 4 stitches
  • Row 3 (RS) – Knit 4 stitches; *slip marker, work next RS row from the chart*, repeat from * to * four more times; knit 1, slip marker; knit the last 4 stitches
  • Row 4 (WS) – Same as row 2

Repeat these last two rows till you have worked through the entire chart (ending on row 24 of the chart).

As established above, repeat rows 1-24 of the chart 19 more times (total 20).

To end:

Knit 7 rows

Bind off knit-wise (if required, use larger needles to bind off loosely) on the WS of work.

Block to desired measurements.

Weave in ends.