Faux Spanish Lace
This is a lace pattern I have suggested as a first lace shawl to several people. It makes a tip-up triangular shawl. The allover lace pattern of the shawl was derived from a pattern called 'Old Spanish Lace'
Cast on 3. Knit back.
All even rows are knit. (*or purled - your choice - but be consistent; if you purl your return rows you will want to change the border stitches to purl or knit first and last 3 stitches of return row.)
1) k1, YO, k1, YO, k1
3) k1, YO, k3, YO, k1
5) k3, YO, k1, YO, k3
This gives you three border stitches on either side which will always be knit.*
7) k3, YO, knit until 3 stitches remain, YO, k3
9) k3, YO, k1, YO,*S2kp; YO, k1, YO; repeat from * until 3 stitches remain, k3
Repeat rows 7 through 10 until "large enough".
Knit 4 rows and bind off loosely.
MMario - *REAL* men knit LACE