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.

 

 

 

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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

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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.

Bahaar

Download PDF version of the pattern

Link to Ravelry page

‘Bahaar’ is a light stole featuring a lace stitch pattern worked over a multiple of 13 stitches and 18 rows.

I used a little more than 2 skeins, or approximately 600 yards of the Cascade 220 Fingering, to knit a 12.5-inch wide and 68-inch long stole (longer than average). A slightly shorter version can be knit using 2 skeins or less.

To make a wider shawl, just cast on more stitches and work 7 or 8 horizontal repeats of the pattern between the garter stitch borders.

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Yarn – I used approx. 2.20 skeins or 600 yards of the Cascade 220 Fingering in the ‘Buff’ 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:

  • 4-5 Stitch markers (if using)
  • Blocking pins / wires
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge (after blocking) – 23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches, measured over the Bahaar lace pattern

Finished dimensions – 12.5 inches wide and 68 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
  • (s2, k1, psso) – slip two stitches together as if to knit; knit 1 stitch; pass slipped stitches over the knit stitch (2 stitches decreased)

Bahaar stitch pattern:

  •  Row 1 – *k2, [k2tog, YO] twice, k1, [YO, ssk] twice, k2*; repeat from * to *
  •  Row 2 and all even number / WS rows – purl all stitches
  •  Row 3 – *k1, [k2tog, YO] twice, k3, [YO, ssk] twice, k1*; repeat from * to *
  •  Row 5 – *[k2tog, YO] three times, k1, [YO, ssk] three times*; repeat from * to *
  •  Row 7 – *[k2tog, YO] twice, k5, [YO, ssk] twice*; repeat from * to *
  •  Row 9 – *k2, [YO, ssk] twice, k1, [k2tog, YO] twice, k2*; repeat from * to *
  •  Row 11 – *k3, YO, ssk, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k2tog, YO, k3*; repeat from * to *
  •  Row 13 – *k2, [k2tog, YO] twice, k1, [YO, ssk] twice, k2*; repeat from * to * (same as row 1)
  •  Row 15 – *k1, [k2tog, YO] twice, k3, [YO, ssk] twice, k1*; repeat from * to * (same as row 3)
  •  Row 17 – *k3, YO, ssk, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k2tog, YO, k3*; repeat from * to * (same as row 11)
  •  Row 18 – Purl all stitches

Repeat rows 1 to 18 for pattern.

Bahaar Lace Chart

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Pattern Instructions:

  • Loosely cast on 73 stitches using the larger needle. I used the long-tail method to cast on.
  • Switch to smaller needles. Knit 7 rows.
  • On row 8 (WS), knit 4 stitches, purl 65 stitches, knit the last 4 stitches.

From this point on, the first and last 4 stitches will always be knit to form a garter stitch border, and the Bahaar stitch pattern will be worked over the center 65 stitches (13 x 5).

Stole body:

  • On row 9 (RS), knit 4 stitches; work row 1 of the Bahaar chart /stitch pattern 5 times (placing stitch markers between every repeat if you want); knit the last 4 stitches.
  • On the next row (WS), knit 4 stitches; purl 65; knit the last 4 stitches (all WS rows are worked this way).

Continue, as above, to knit rows 3 to 18 of the Bahaar pattern, maintaining a garter stitch border throughout.

  • Repeat rows 1 to 18 of the Bahaar stitch pattern a total of twenty-five times, or till the scarf is approx. 2 inches shorter than the length you want.
  • Then knit rows 1 – 12 of the pattern once more (ending with a WS row).

To end:

  • Knit 7 rows
  • Loosely bind off all stitches 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.

Jhumka

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Download PDF version o the pattern hereJhumka PDF (to download and print)

Link to Ravelry Page

Jhumka, which means earring (dangler) in Hindi / Urdu, is a jewelry-inspired rectangular shawl featuring a lace pattern worked over a multiple of 22 stitches and 28 rows. You cast on a total of 74 stitches, including 66 main pattern stitches (22 x 3) in the center and 8 border stitches – 4 on either side. The shawl can be made wider or narrower, longer or shorter by adding or leaving out one or more pattern repeats.

The pattern includes both a chart and written instructions.

Yarn
– I used approx. 2 skeins or 550 yards of the Cascade 220 Fingering in the Goldenrod 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:
– 2-4 Stitch markers (if using)
– Blocking pins / wires
– Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge (after blocking)
– 20.5 stitches and 27 rows =  4 inches, measured over the Jhumka lace pattern

Finished dimensions
– 14.5 inches wide and 61 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
  • (s2, k1, psso) – slip two stitches together as if to knit; knit 1 stitch; pass slipped stitches over the knit stitch (2 stitches decreased)

Jhumka stitch pattern (worked over multiples of 22 stitches and 28 rows):

 (Note: Rows 1- 14, that make up the diamonds in the pattern, can be further broken down into smaller 11- stitch repeats, but I have not done that and have written all rows as 22-stitch repeats to maintain consistency. Please refer to the chart for more clarity.)

  • Row 1 (RS) – *k3, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k6, k2tog, YO, k1, YO, ssk, k3*, repeat from * to * for pattern
  • Row 2 (WS) and all WS rows – purl all stitches
  • Row 3 – *k2, k2tog, YO, K3, YO, ssk, k4, k2tog, YO, k3, YO, ssk, k2*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 5 – *k1, (k2tog, YO) twice, k1, (YO, ssk) twice, k2, (k2tog, YO) twice, k1, (YO, ssk) twice, k1*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 7 – *[(k2tog, YO) twice, k3, (YO, ssk) twice] repeat twice *, repeat from * to *
  • Row 9 – *k2, YO, ssk, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k2tog, YO, k4, YO, ssk, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k2tog, YO, k2 *, repeat from * to *
  • Row 11 – *k3, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k6, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO, k3*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 13 – *k4, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k8, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k4*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 15 – *k5, (YO, ssk) twice, k4, (k2tog, YO) twice, k5*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 17 – *k6, (YO, ssk) twice, k2, (k2tog, YO) twice, k6*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 19  – *k4, (k2tog, YO) twice, k6, (YO, ssk) twice. k4*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 21 – *k3, (k2tog, YO) twice, k8, (YO, ssk) twice, k3*, repeat from * to *
  • Row 23 – same as row 15
  • Row 25 – same as row 17
  • Row 27 – same as row 19
  • Row 28 (WS) – purl all stitches

Repeat rows 1 to 28 for pattern

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Pattern Instructions:

  • Loosely cast on 74 stitches using the larger needle (if using). I used the long-tail method to cast on.
  • Switch to smaller needles. Knit 7 rows.
  • On row 8 (WS), knit 4 stitches, purl 66 stitches, knit the last 4 stitches.

From this point on, the first and last 4 stitches will always be knit to form a garter stitch border, and the Jhumka stitch pattern will be worked over the center 66 stitches (22 x 3).

Stole body:

  • On row 9 (RS), knit 4 stitches; work row 1 of the Jhumka chart /stitch pattern 3 times (placing stitch markers between every repeat if you want); knit the last 4 stitches.
  • On the next row (WS), knit 4 stitches; purl 66; knit the last 4 stitches (all WS rows are worked this way).
  • Continue, as above, to knit rows 3 to 28 of the Jhumka pattern, maintaining a garter stitch border throughout.

Repeat rows 1 to 28 of the Jhumka stitch pattern a total of 14 times.  Then knit rows 1 – 14 of the pattern once more (ending with row 14 – a WS row).

(You can work fewer or more repeats of the pattern to make the stole shorter or longer. Just remember to end with row 14.)

To finish:

  • Knit 7 rows
  • Loosely bind off all stitches knitwise (on the WS).
  • Block to desired measurements. Weave in ends.