Garnomeras Little Crow!

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This is my Little Crow. It’s knitted with Supersoft from Magasin Duett
(www.magasinduett.se).
The stripes are knitted in the colorways Alpine Rose and Pea Green, the Crows in Geranium.
I really do like to knit with lace or fingering yarn with needles slightly larger than
recommended. I like how sheer the fabric gets.

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This is another example with two different colors of the crows, knit in colorways Alium and
Damask). The stripes are made in Saphire and Aquamarine.
You can order yarn kits from Magasin Duett! You get 2 skeins in the color of your choice and 2 mini skeins for the Crows and flowers, in different or in the same color. All for the price of 90 SEK + shipping cost.

Updates of the pattern will be noticed here.
I’ll always update the pattern for corrections or if I figure out smarter solutions!

The shawl is knitted with circular needles # 5/ US 8. Pointy needles or stiletto needles are recommended for a really good knitting experience. You also need a crotchet hook size 3,5 for the bind off.

My abbreviations:
Stripe1= All increases will be made in this color. I’ve chosen to do the increases as a YO and then knit them twisted on next row. If your numbers aren’t correct, it’s easy to adjust on the next row. You can certainly do any other kind of increasing that you are more comfortable with.

Stripe2 = all Crows are knitted within one stripe of this color.

st = stitch

k = knit

p = purl

YO = yarn over

x number* = repeat from * to *, X number of times

Stripes: The shawl is knitted in stripes. 2 rows in stockinette in the same color makes one stripe. The first and last 3 stitches of each row are always knitted.

When changing colors, always knit the first stitch with BOTH colors. By doing so, you don’t have to take care of a lot of loose ends! Keep an eye on the 3 first and last stitches to keep them at the same lengthwise.

Increasing row: is always done within Stripe1, you do the increases (yo’s) on the first row and purl them twisted on the next row.

Crow stripe: A Crow stripe is always knitted within with Stripe2 color. Knit 1 row. Now, slide the stitches on the needle back as if to start knitting the row again. Then make a Crow stitch in crow color. Purl back with stripe2 color.

Crow stitch: Knit with Crow color. Always slip the first and last 4 stitches. Slip 2 stitches as if to K2tog twist them and slip them back the left. Knit 3 stitches together through the back loop, YO and knit 1 in the same back loop. Make sure that the crow stitch is loose. I modified the Deisy (sometimes also a Bellis) stitch, to be centered. Since I think that is looks like the foot of a Crow, I’ll call it a Crow! You can also describe it as a centered 3st decrease immediately increased to 3 st again.
Break the Crowst yarn when you finished the row.
 

CO 5 st with Stripe2.

Row 1. Knit.

Row 2. k3,YO, k3. (7 sts)

Row 3. k3, YO, p1, YO, k3. (9 sts) Always knit all YO twisted on next row.

Row 4. K2, YO, k2, YO, k1, YO, k2, YO, k2. (13 sts)

Row 5. k3, YO, p7, YO, k3. (15 sts)

Row 6. Stripe1. k2, YO, k1, *k1, YO, x 8* k2, YO, k2. (25 sts)

Row 7. k3, YO, p19, YO, k3. (27 sts)

That was the start, now, let’s count stripes instead. Each stripe contains of 2 stockniette rows!

Knit 1 stripe  in stripe2 (NB! Increases only on this row) k3,YO, k21, YO, k3 (29 sts).

Increasing row #1, stripe1. k3, *YO, k1 x 23* YO, k3 (53 sts).

Knit 3 more stripes with stripe2, stripe1, stripe2.

Increasing row #2, stripe1. k4, *YO, k2 x 23* YO, k3 (77 sts)

Knit 2 stripes.

From this point it’s always 2 stripes between a Crow stripe and an increasing row.

Crow stripe #1, in stripe2. Slip 4 sts, *23x Crowst*, slip 4 sts. (77 sts).

Knit 2 stripes.

Increasing row #3, stripe1. k4, *YO, k3 x 23* YO, k4. (101 sts)

Knit 2 stripes.

Crow stripe #2, in stripe2. Slip 4 sts, *31 x Crowst* slip 4. (101 sts).

Knit 2 stripes.

Increasing row #4, stripe1. k5, *YO, k4 x 23* YO, k4. (125 sts)

Knit 2 stripes.

Crow stripe #3 in stripe2.  Slip 4 sts, *39 x Crowst* slip 4 sts.

Knit 2 stripes.

Increasing row #5. Stripe1. k5r, *YO, k5x 23* YO, k5. (149 sts)

Knit 2 stripes.

Crow stripe #4 in stripe2.  Slip 4 sts, *47 x Crowst* slip 4 sts. (149 sts) .

Knit 2 stripes.

Increasing row #6. Stripe1. k6, *YO, k6 x 23* YO, k5. (173 sts)

Knit 2 stripes.

Crow stripe #5 in stripe2. Slip 4 st, *55 x Crowst* slip 4 sts.

Knit 2 stripes.

Increasing row #7. Stripe1. k6, *YO, k7 x 23*YO, k6. (197 sts)

Knit 2 stripes.

Crow stripe #6 in stripe2. Slip 4 sts, *63 x Crowst* slip 4 sts.

Knit 2 stripes.

Increasing row #8. Stripe1. k7, *YO, k8 x 23* YO, k6. (221 sts)

2 stripes.

Crow stripe #7 in stripe2. Slip 4 st, *71 x Crowst* slip 4 sts.

Knit 2 stripes.

Increasing row #9. Stripe1. k7, *YO, k9 x23* YO, k7. (245 sts)

2 stripes.

Crow stripe #8 in stripe2. Slip 4 sts, *79 x Crowst* slip 4 sts.

2 stripes.

Increasing row #10. Stripe1. k8, *YO, k10 x 23*YO, k7. (269sts)

2 stripes.

Crow stripe #9 in stripe2. Slip 4 st, *87 x Crowst* slip 4 sts.

2 stripes.

Increasing row #11. Stripe1. k8, *YO, k11 x 23* YO, k8. (293 sts)

NB! Knit only 1stripe in stripe2.

Last increasing row #12. Stripe1. k9 *YO, k12 x 23*YO, k8. (317 st)

Flower part.
New abbreviations:
KYO3 = K1 but YO 3 times before pulling yarn through the stitch.
S5L = Slip 5 long stitches. Hold the yarn between the shawl and yourself, slip one of the 3
loops to the right needle, let go of the other 2. You’ll now have 5 extremely long stitches on
your right needle. Twist the yarn 2 1/2 times around those 5 stitches by moving them from
right needle to left needle, back to right needle and so on. Below you can see a simple sketch.
When you’re done, tighten the yarn a little bit but not too hard.

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Row 1. In the color that you chose for the frame of the flower. Knit all the stitches.
Row 2. K
Row 3. In the color you chose for the flower: k3, *5 x KYO3, k1,x 52* k2
Row 4. k3, *S5L, p1, x 52* k2.
Row 5 and 6, knit as row 1 and 2.
Bind off. I choose the crotched bind off since it’s easier to do a couple of single crotches that at useful
when blocking the shawl. I used a crotchet hook size 3,5 or US size E.

Crochet abbreviations:
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
Chain 4, 1 sc in the first of the 4 chain stitches. *5 sc in the stitches of from the shawl, in the
next stitch 1 sc, ch 4, 1 sc* repeat until all stitches are crotched and finish with chain 4 and a
sc in the last stitch.
Fasten loose ends and block the shawl.
If you find any errors in this pattern, please tell me!
If you knit this shawl I really do appreciate if you link to my pattern when blogging,
instagramming or facebooking.

Great thank’s to Johanna Hallberg and Agnieszka Jablonska-Eklöf for all your help with the translation!

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6 responses to “Garnomeras Little Crow!

  1. Ann

    Thank-you,thank-you! I have been hoping that this lovely design would come in English. I even have the yarn chosen.

  2. Sev

    Thanks for the translation!
    On my to-do knit list!
    Severine

  3. I’m happy to say you I do it! Your pattern is amazing and beautiful.
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Toctoc/garnomeras-lilla-kraka
    Séverine

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