I have already tried to make this shawl but it didn’t turn out at all.
I am confused by the instructions. It is a triangular shawl so you increase everyother row at the beg, end, and two more times at the increase marker in the middle. It then says that you will keep the increases in a queue to be knitted when there are enough sts to do another section of the patter (ex. 6 for english mesh).
My question is do I need to do that only in the middle by the increase marker, or do I need to do it at the beg, end, and in the middle? I don’t see how you couldn’t do that and keep the patter without making a section at the beg and end that slowly creates the another pattern section like in the Chale Shetsoie patter.
Thanks, and here is the link for Chale Shetsoie:
And I couldn’t find the link so the Victorian Lace Shawl pattern is below.
NOTE ON ABSORBING INCREASES INTO A LACE STITCH PATTERN
Knit across in the lace pattern until you are approaching an increase marker. When you get to a point where you do not have enough sts left for one more repeat of the stitch pattern, place another marker. All the sts between here and the increase marker are in queue, to be knitted plain, except for the last one, which will be an increase (K front and back into that st).
…Now count how many sts between the queue marker and the increase marker. Begin knitting after the increase marker with a K into front and back of stitch, then knit plain until you have that same amount of sts as were in queue before the increase marker. Place a marker.
When you have increased enough times so that the stitches in queue equal another repeat of the stitch pattern, remove the extra markers and knit the sts in pattern. Repeat this cycle.
CO 24 sts, knit across. Divide into halves: K12, place center-back increase marker, K12. Work back and forth in English Mesh Lace until end of first ball of yarn. Work all odd-numbered rows as inc rows: Knit into front and back of stitches at beginning and end of row, and before & after center-back increase marker.**
** The first time you do this, you will need to place a marker, different color or style from the increase markers, to designate this new increased stitch as one that is waiting in queue and not part of the lace pattern just yet. When this queue area has grown to 6 sts, the amount needed for another repeat of the stitch pattern, then you can remove this marker and incorporate these stitches into the lace pattern. This cycle will repeat itself every 16 rows, because English mesh is an 8-row pattern and every second row is an increase row.
Continue increasing 4 sts EOR throughout the shawl – 1 st at each end, and 1 st on either side of the center-back. This creates the shape of a large triangle made of two triangles knit apex-to-base (and joined at their sides to form the center-back of the shawl).