I have reworked the design to take care of some mistakes I made in the pattern, I hope I took care of them :P. Bare with me as I am not a pattern writer. I can read them, but writing them is a totally different subject :). I also increased the border to 5 stitches instead of 3.
Also please note, the daisy lace design itself is not my design and appears to be an old Shetland lace pattern, I did however design the placement on the shawl and can therefore share this pattern.
Do remember I offer this pattern for you to make the shawl, but you may NOT give this pattern out to someone else or sell the pattern. Please direct them to this site to share the pattern. With that out of the way, please enjoy my design.
B = border = k5
k = knit
p = purl
k2 tog = knit 2 together
yo = yarn over – note yo twice is a double yo and on the purl rows you will knit the first yo and purl the 2nd yo.
ssk = slip, slip, knit (see the following site : http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/decreases )
* * = repeat between the *
The lace design will appear as a diagonal design rather than horizontal or vertical and by shifting the design on rows 13-19 you can probably accomplish a vertical design. This is worked from side to side so the cast on is the width. I used approximately a light sport weight and size 7 needles.
This is not a hard pattern but you need to pay attention on the yarn overs to make sure you have two between the two decreases so it doesn’t mess up your stitch count (it can be easy to drop one when you do the ssk), and on the pearl row that you knit the first one and pearl the second one.) A life line might be nice :).
The k2tog is a right leaning decrease and the ssk is a left leaning decrease, I knit combined continental and the way I do my stitch decreases might not give you the lean you need, please feel free to do whatever decrease gives you the correct lean.
cast on 116 stitches.
Knit 5 rows for garter stitch border
Keep 5 stitches on each there after for garter stitch border through out.
Knit one row and purl one row keeping border in garter stitch before beginning the pattern.
The pattern ends with row 24
Rows 1, 5 and 9:
B, k6, *k2 tog, yo twice, ssk, k14*, end k6 instead of 14, B
Rows 2 and all even rows: B, p to last 5 stitches, B (please note above in the stitch abreviations how to purl the double yo’s)
Rows 3, and 7:
B, k4, *k2 tog, yo twice, ssk, k2 tog, yo twice, ssk, k10*, end k4 instead of 10, B
B, knit to last 5stitches, B
Rows 13, 17, 21:
B, *k15, k2 tog, yo twice, ssk, k14*, end k15, B
Rows 15, & 19:
B, k13, *k2 tog, yo twice, ssk, k2 tog, yo twice, ssk, k10*, end k13 instead of 10, B
Row 23: B, knit to last 5 stitches, B
Row 24: B, p to last 5 stitches, B
Repeat these 24 rows until the shawl is the desired length.
End with 5 rows of garter stitches (the border should be already established with the garter stitch you are knitting) and bind off.
Hopefully I did not make any errors in writing this, if I did please drop me a line and let me know so that I can correct it on the page.