Pyttipanna is the namn of my shawl.
You can use any yarn, so grab your favorite and use needles that are 2 sizes larger than what the yarn recommends!
Start with the lace edge and make it at least two meters long. Use short straitght needles or two dpn.
sl1pw = slip 1 purlwise with the yarn in front.
2yo2togtw = yo,yo, 2tog, yo, yo, 2tog
ktbl = knit through back loop
CO 10 st. Knit first rnd.
1. k9, S1pw.
2. RS. kbtl , k2, yo, 2tog, 2yo2togtw, sl1pw. ( 12 stitches on the needle)
3. WS. kbtl, k2, p1, , k2, p1, k2 yo, 2tog, sl1pw. (12 st)
4. RS. kbtl, k2, yo, 2tog, k2, 2yo2togtw, sl1pw. (14 st)
5. WS. kbtl, k2, p1, , k2, p1, k4, yo, 2tog, sl1pw. (14 st)
6. RS. kbtl, k2, yo, 2tog, k4, 2yo2togtw, sl1pw. (16 st)
7. WS. kbtl, k2, p1, , k2, p1, k6, yo, 2tog, sl1pw. (16 st)
8. RS. kbtl, k2, yo, 2tog, k6, 2yo2togtw, sl1pw. (18 s)
9. WS. kbtl, k2, p1, , k2, p1, k8, yo, 2tog, sl1pw. (18 st)
10. RS. kbtl, k2, yo, 2tog, k8, Y2yo2togtw, sl1pw. (20 st)
11. WS. kbtl, k2, p1, , k2, p1, k10, yo, 2tog, sl1pw. (20 st)
12. RS. kbtl, k2, yo, 2tog, k15. (20 st)
13. WS. P2tog, BO 9 pw, k6, yo , k2tog, sl1pw (10 st)
First scallop ready.
Repeat rnd 2 – 13 as long as you like. But to get a shawl that can go twice around your neck, you have to make it at least two meters long.
When you think it’s ready, BO (bind off) all stitches on rnd 13. Do not break the yarn, keep the last loop on the needle.
Time to pick up stitches along the side.
Switch to a circular needle.
From the wrong side, pick up one new st in every loop as you can see in the pictures.
Now you have to count all stitches and place a marker in the middle.
Knit to the middle and 10 more stitches, turn.
Do the same thing again, knit to the middle and 10 more stitches, turn.
Knit to the stitch just before the first turn, Knit the two following stitches together (ssk), knit 2, turn.
( You can see that the gap disappear when you take the stitch before and after and knit them together).
* Knit to the stitch just before the gap, knit the two following stitches together (ssk), knit 2, turn*
From here on simply repeat from * to * until there are no stitches left.
Now, BO, elastic or an I-cord bind of.
If you are lucky, there will be only two threads to weave in.
Now it’s time to block, do it brutally 😀
I’m looking forward to hear from you, telling me about your Pyttipanna, and I’m glad if you link to my blog 😀
Please, do not publish the pattern.
Soon there will also be a chart, but you will have to wait for a while!
Source of inspiration: You can say that The Pyttipanna is built up in two parts. Primary: The Oak Leaf Lace, the old and well known lace, I’ve made some changes in the number of holes and the BO. And second: The scarf section is about the same as Annis, with some minor changes only.
Between the edge and the scarf section there is a small but important detail, a wonderful decorative chain, I learned that one when I knitted the Gratitude. If you don’t know the Gratitude, check it out here!
Finally, why is it named Pyttipanna?
Pyttipanna is a classic Swedish meal made from leftover potatoes with whatever meats are available – generally ham of some sort, though. It can be made either with cold potatoes that have been previously boiled from an earlier meal, or fresh potatoes, as long as they are diced. It is common to eat it with fried eggs and pickled red beets. It is as versatile as this shawl is when it comes to ingredients, with the base being potatoes and a leftover meats, and the shawl’s base being whatever yarn you love, and your imagination for colors being your only limit!