I absolutely love this skull and cross bones lace pattern, but I wanted to make it into a scarf.
You can find the original, fabulous lace pattern here.
To make it into a triangular shawl I immediately drew out the middle skull of the 3 skull charts. (follow the above link). This made it so much easier to follow and meant I didn’t get too confused over which skull to follow. It should also be noted that I worked the chart from the bottom up., and when it came to the YO on the chart for the eyes and nose I did an increase one (like a cast on stitch). This stopped the top of the holes poking up.
Skull Lace Shawl
Please note there is no way I would have made this shawl without the fabulous charts from here, courtesy of Sarah Bradbury (Thanks Sarah!)
KFB = Knit front and back to make 2 stitches where you had only 1
K2T = Knit 2 Together
YO = Yarn Over
SSK = Slip, Slip Knit. (slip one as to knit, knit the next stitch and pass the first slipped stitch over the just knitted stitch).
K = Knit
P = Purl
PM = place marker
CHART * = follow chart pattern row number *
Row 1: CO1
Row 2: KFB (2)
Row 3: (KFB) x 2 (4)
Row 4: KFB, K2, KFB (6)
Row 5: KFB, YO, K2T, SSK, YO, KFB
Row 6: KFB, K6, KFB
Row 7: KFB, YO, K2T, K4, SSK, YO, KFB (12)
Row 8: KFB, K to end, KFB (14)
Row 9: KFB, YO, K2T, K1, K2T, YO, K2, YO, SSK, K1, SSK, YO, KFB (16)
Row 10: KFB, K to end, KFB (18)
Row 11: KFB, K to end, KFB (20)
Row 12: KFB, (CHART 1), KFB (22)
Row 13: KFB, K1, PM, (CHART 2), PM, K1, KFB (24)
Row 14: KFB, K2, (CHART 3), K2, KFB (26)
Row 15: KFB, YO, K2T, K1, (CHART 4), K1, SSK, YO, KFB (28)
Row 16: KFB, K4, (CHART 5), K4, KFB (30)
Row 17: KFB, YO, K2T, K3, (CHART 6), K3, SSK, YO, KFB (32)
Row 18: KFB, K6, (CHART 7), K6, KFB (34)
Row 19: KFB, YO, K2T, YO, K2T, K3, (CHART 8), K3, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, KFB (36)
Row 20: KFB, K8, (CHART 9), K8, KFB (38)
ALL FOLLOWING EVEN NUMBERS:
KFB, K to marker, then follow chart, K to last stitch, KFB.
ALL FOLLOWING ODD NUMBERS:
KFB, YO, K2T, K1, YO, K2T, K to marker, follow chart, K to 6 stitches before end, SSK, YO, KFB
After the first skull was finished I then continued, adding a further skull each side. And again on the next round… So that you end up with 1 skull at the bottom, 3 above that and 5 above that.
Hope you like my rehashed pattern, please drop me a message if you make one using my guidelines, and also if there are any mistakes!