Old shale stitch

I’m knitting a shawl using old shell stitch. There are only four rows first two rows knit. Row 3 Knit 2tog, 3x, yo 6x, K2tog 3x. Repeat to end
Row 4 Pural.
I’ve reached the length of the shawl that I would like it to be however the pattern does not say how to cast off.
I know I have to cast off on the fourth row pearl.

You could cast off a few sts in purl and see if you like the look. Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off is a good one to use.
https://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php

And the decrease bind off is a nice one that is also stretchy (the first one under stretchy bind offs)
https://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/FEATsum06TT.html

You may want to try these or some others out on a swatch to see which you prefer. (We’d love to know which you decide on and see a photo of the finished shawl.)

I chose to do the second bind off.
I would love to take a picture of my finished product because I do believe I did a good job ha ha.
However I am a bit at loss as to how to upload my picture onto this form.

Wonderful! Congratulations on finishing.
In the Reply box, click the landscape icon at the top. It’ll give you instructions for choosing your file and uploading.

Thank you this is such a great form such a wonderful knitting community really appreciate all your help

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Oh, wow! That worked out so well. Lovely pattern and color.

Thank you

Believe on! That’s very, very nice. I like your choice of color too. You did indeed do a good job!

Thanks

New project - Blue Tide Lacy Throw
Instructions: Lace Panel (worked over 9 sts)
1st Row: (RS) K1. yo. K1. K2tog. P1. S11.K1. paso K1. yo. K1
Lost: please

This row takes 9sts to work and leaves you with 9sts. The 2 yarn overs increase 2 sts and the 2 decreases (k2tog and sl one, k1, psso) balance them out.
K1, yo, k1 (3sts)
k2tog, p1, skp (3sts)
k1, yo, k1 (3sts)

The pattern uses a ssk for the left leaning dec but you can certainly substitute skp.

Confusion: Are @Nicky52 and @Nicky1952 different users? Or the same person?

Same person. Two accounts as I did not think my first sign up had worked.

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You did an excellent job! Congrats!!!

knitcindy

Well, I think you did an excellent job worthy of two knitters. :+1::wink::+1:

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Every time I think I have this pattern figured out the next time I look at it I find myself confused.
I made some notes along the way.

I have completed the first seven rows add have 189 sts.
My confusion starts after that point in reading the pattern. :woman_shrugging:

Keeping good notes is a very helpful idea.
With this pattern, it may also help to count the number of increases (yo) and decreases (k2tog or skpsso) in a row. In each case a decrease is balanced by an increase to the stitch number stays the same.

Have you placed markers on either side of the lace panels in the blanket? That’ll make it easier to go back and count sts in the lace panels and the sts between lace panels to make sure the stitch number doesn’t change. Do this every row for awhile until you’re sure of the stitch count.

The pattern I see online is to CO purlwise. (Three garter stitch ‘ridges’…then bind off purlwise.).

Be safe.

salmonmac

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    June 26

Keeping good notes is a very helpful idea.

With this pattern, it may also help to count the number of increases (yo) and decreases (k2tog or skpsso) in a row. In each case a decrease is balanced by an increase to the stitch number stays the same.

Have you placed markers on either side of the lace panels in the blanket? That’ll make it easier to go back and count sts in the lace panels and the sts between lace panels to make sure the stitch number doesn’t change. Do this every row for awhile until you’re sure of the stitch count.


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    June 26

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Every time I think I have this pattern figured out the next time I look at it I find myself confused. I made some notes along the way.
I have completed the first seven rows add have 189 sts. My confusion starts after that point in reading the pattern. :woman_shrugging:


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