The following pattern was originally published in a book called, "Exercises In Knitting" by author Cornelia Mee. It was originally published in London in 1846.
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Leaf Pattern for Half-Square Shawl
More commonly know today as a triangular shawl
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Size US 3 Needles
The pattern called for Shetland or German Wool. I can only guess that with a size three needle, you would probably use fingering or sport weight yarn.
Increase at the beginning of each row till you have 12 sts.
Row 1: M1, K2tog, K3, M1, K1, M1, K3, K2tog, K1, M1
Row 2: M1, P to end
Row 3: M1, K1, K2tog, K2, M1, K3, M1, K2, K2tog, K2
Row 4: M1, P to end
Row 5: M1, K2, K2tog, K1, M1, K5, M1, K1, K2tog, K3
Row 6: M1, P to end
Row 7: M1, K3, K2tog, M1, K7, M1, K2tog, K4
Row 8: M1, P to end
Row 9: M1, K5, M1, K3, K2tog, K4, M1, K to end
Row 10: M1, P to end
Row 11: M1, K2tog, K3, M1, K1, M1, K3, (K2tog twice), K3, M1, K1, M1, K3, K2tog, K to end
Row 12: M1, P to end
Row 13: M1, K1, K2tog, K2, M1, K3, M1, K2, (K2tog twice), K2, M1, K3, M, K2, K2tog, K to end
Row 14: M1, P to end
Row 15: M1, K2, K2tog, K1, M1, K5, M1, K1, K2tog, * K2tog, K1, M1, K5, M1, K1, K2tog, rep from * once, K rem sts
Row 16: M1, P to end
Row 17: M1, K3, K2tog, M1, K7, M1, K2tog, * K2tog, M, K7, M1, K2tog, rep from 8 once, K rem sts
Row 18: M1, P to end
Row 19:M1, K5, M1, K3, K2tog, K4, M1, K2tog, M1, K3, K2tog, K4, M1, K to end
Row 20: M1, P to end
Row 21: Rep row 11
The shawl can be made any size by repeating these 10 rows till you have it as large as you wish.