Minuet Shawl

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Materials Required:
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY
"DAWN" SWEATER & SOCK YARN
("SAXFORLAN"—WON'T SHRINK OUT OF FIT) or
"DAWN" NYLON or NYLON POMPADOUR

7-ounces Med. Pink or Lt. Pink or color of your choice.
1 pair knitting needles No. 7
3 hooks and eyes, 2 yds. 3 inch satin ribbon.
Steel crochet hook No. 1

Gauge: 11 sts = 2 inches; 7 rows = 1 inch

Starting at neck edge cast on 181 stitches (sts) and work 7 rows in stockinette st [Knit (K) 1 row, Purl (P) 1 row].
8th Row: K across row on Purl side to form a ridge.
Next 8 Rows: Work in stockinette st starting with a K row.
17th Row: K 36, * increase 1 st in next st, K 17, repeat from * 5 times, increase 1 st in next st, K 36.
Next 7 Rows: Work even in stockinette st starting with a P row.
25th Row: K across row, increasing 7 sts and keeping increases in line with previous increases.
Repeat last 8 rows twice.
Next 4 Rows: Work even in stockinette st.
Repeat from 8th row 3 more times, having 7 increases in each increasing row keeping increases in line with previous increases.
Repeat from 8th through 29th row once.
Next Row: K across row on Purl side.
Next 7 Rows: Work even in stockinette st. Bind off loosely.
Finishing: Fold along first ridge at neck edge, turn under the first 7 rows and sew to form hem. Fold along last ridge and hem. Now fold along each of the 4 center ridges to form 1¼ inch tucks and sew in place. At right front edge sew 1st tuck ½ inch below top ridge, sew 2nd tuck ¼ inch below ridge of 1st tuck. Pin next 2 ridges together and sew to top corner. Finish left front edge in same manner. Tack tucks in position 5 inches in from front edge. Work a row of single crochet (sc) along front edges. Sew hooks and eyes in position. Finish with bow as illustrated.


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