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Gauge: 20 sts x 26 rows on needles size 4.5-5 mm/US 7-8 in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
Pattern: See diagrams M.1, M.2 and M.3. The diagrams are showing all rows in pattern seen from the right side.
1 repeat of M.2 (= 1 leaf) = approx 12 cm / 4¾''.
Note! Skip any section in the pattern with no squares and continue towards the left to the next square.
Worked back and forth on circular needle due to number of sts.
Beg at the top and work towards lower edge.
Cast on 7 sts with Alpaca (leave approx 100 cm / 40'' yarn end to be used for assembly). Work diagram M.1 with 2 edge sts each side in garter sts and 1 st in the middle in stockinette sts.
After 1 repeat of M.1 = 71 sts.
Continue in diagram M.2 until piece measures approx 50 cm / 20'' mid back– stop after a full repeat of M.2 = 1 whole leaf.
Now work M.3 (= the last 2 rows of M.2 to create rows of holes) – make a yo each side and on both sides of the middle st on every other row.
Work 12 cm / 4¾'' of M.3 and then 1 repeat of M.2.
Now K4 rows in garter sts over all sts, 3 rows in stockinette sts and K 1 row from the WS – continue the inc as before each side and on both sides of middle st.
Bind off loosely.
Use the yarn end left when casting on.
Ch 3 with hook size 3 mm / C, 1 sc in middle st on shawl, ch 3-4, skip approx 1 cm / ½'', 1 sl st in next st.
Repeat both sides of middle st.
Crochet along both long sides as follows: 1 sc, *3 ch, skip approx 1 cm / ½'', 1 sc*, repeat from *-*.
K from RS, P from WS
P from RS, K from WS
slip 1 st as if to knit, K1, psso
slip 1 st as if to knit, K2 tog, psso
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