Subject: Knitlet - the 6th one

Hello Friend,

This pattern is fairly easy, but be careful. There are yarn overs before and after the nupp stitch. Take it slow and you'll be fine. What I like the most about this pattern is that it naturally wants to form wavy edges - absolutely gorgeous.

Yes, you guessed it, for this swatch, I used Malabrigo Lace yarn again and 2 mm needles (US 0 / UK 14). If I would knit a shawl using this pattern, then I would choose larger needles - 3 mm ones I think. This time it feels too tight for my liking.

Also, if I still decide to go with the 2 mm needles then I would do a nupp stitch with 5 loops, not 7. I'm not sure if you see it on the picture, but the first 4 pattern blocks are with 7 loops and the last block is with 5. I like the last one more...

Here's the swatch:
I'm so sorry for the bad lighting - it was 5 AM when I took the pictures...
The pattern is worked over 21 stitches and 8 rows. It's easy to remember and that makes it a tricky pattern. 

So for the good size shawl, I would plan for 9 pattern repeats (189 sts), and add the edging sts 3 per edge (189+3+3=195). 195 stitches to cast on...

Find the in depth nupp stitch tutorial here

For this swatch, I casted on 48 stitches - 3 for edging, 42 for the pattern (2 pattern repeats), and 3 for edging. 
Abbreviations:

RS - right side;
WS - wrong side;
K, k - knit on RS, purl on WS;
P, p - purl on WS, knit on RS;
yo - yarn over;
ssk - slip, slip, knit together through back loop;
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together;
nupp - Estonian nupp stitch; increase 7 stitches into 1 stitch by alternating knit and yarn over stitches starting and ending with knit stitch; on your next row purl those 7 stitches together as one;
rep - repeat the pattern as many times as you like;
[ ] - main pattern repeat

*As always, you can just knit the nupp stitch or replace it with the bead.
Pattern: 

Row 1 (RS): [K3, k2tog, k1, k2tog, (k1, yo, nupp, yo) x 2, (k1, ssk) x 2, k3] rep.
Row 2 and all the WS rows: purl.
Row 3: [K2, (k2tog, k1) x 2, yo, nupp, yo, k3, yo, nupp, yo, (k1, ssk) x 2, k2] rep.
Row 5: [(k1, k2tog) x 2, k1, yo, nupp, yo, k5, yo, nupp, yo, (k1, ssk) x 2, k1] rep.
Row 7: [(K2tog, k) x 2, yo, nupp, yo, k7, yo, nupp, yo, (k1, ssk) x 2] rep.

And here's the chart:
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Enjoy!

With much love,
Mari-Liis
, Rookopli 24-2, 92413, Kärdla, Estonia
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