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See diagrams A.1 (= hat) and A.2 (= shawl). Diagrams show pattern from RS.
DECREASE TIP (applies to hat):
Dec 1 st by K 2 sts tog. NOTE: Do not dec on round with holes. Displace if needed dec until round before or after.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):
K all rows.
Cast on 100-108 sts with Karisma on circular needle size 3 mm and work rib = K 2/P 2 for 4 cm. Switch to circular needle size 3.5 mm and work PATTERN according to diagram A.1. When piece measures 17-20 cm, insert 10-12 markers in the hat, 10-9 sts apart. On next round, dec 1 st after all markers – READ DECREASE TIP (switch to double pointed needles when needed). Repeat dec every other round 8-7 more times = 10-12 sts remain on needle. On next round K all sts tog 2 by 2. Cut the thread and pull it through the remaining sts, tighten tog and fasten. The hat measures approx. 23-25 cm vertically.
The piece is worked back and forth on circular needle because of no of sts.
Cast on 3 sts on circular needle size 5 mm with Karisma. K 6 rows. At the end of 6th row do not turn piece but rotate 90 degrees clockwise, knit up 3 sts along the edge (i.e. 1 st in every ridge (1 ridge = 2 rows in garter st)), rotate piece again, 90 degrees clockwise and knit up 3 sts along cast on edge (i.e. 1 st in every st) = 9 sts on needle. Then work as follows:
Row 1 (= WS): K 3, P 3 and K 3.
Row 2 (= RS): K 3, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 3 = 13 sts on needle.
Row 3 (= WS): K 3, P 2, P YO twisted, P 1, P YO twisted, P 2, K 3.
Row 4 (= RS): K 3, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 3 (= mid sts), 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 1, 1 YO, K 3 = 19 sts on needle.
Row 5 (= WS): K 3, P 13 and K 3.
READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SECTION BEFORE CONTINUING!
Work next row as follows from RS: K 3, 1 YO, work pattern according to diagram A.2 until the 3 mid sts, 1 YO, K 3, 1 YO, work pattern according to diagram A.2 until 3 sts remain on needle, finish with 1 YO and K 3.
Work as follows from WS: K 3, P YO, work A.2 until YO before mid sts, P YO, P the 3 mid sts, P YO, work A.2 until YO before the 3 last sts on row, P YO and K the 3 last sts. Continue pattern like this, i.e. the 3 outermost sts in each side on shawl are worked K on every row, inc 4 sts on every row from RS by making 1 YO inside the 3 outermost sts in each side and on each side of the 3 mid sts (P YOs on every row from WS), work the 3 mid sts in stocking st and the other sts according to diagram A.2.
When A.2 has been worked 2 times vertically (piece measures approx. 47 cm in knitting direction and approx. 66 cm in the middle), work in garter st over all sts with 4 inc as before (also work mid sts in garter st). Loosely cast off after approx. 6 cm in garter st or when piece measures 75 cm in the middle – NOTE: To avoid the tip from bending in cast off edge, cast off as follows (applies to the 3 mid sts): * Cast off 1 st, make 1 YO on right needle, cast off YO *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times, then loosely cast off the remaining sts as before.
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= beg here
= 1 YO between 2 sts
= K 2 tog