Amelia Lace Wrap


Lace Wrap

There isn’t a purl stitch to be found in this entire wrap! If you want to create a lacy heirloom wrap with only knit stitches, this is the pattern for you.



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Stitch Detail

Size: One size fits all.

Finished measurements: Approximately 23 x 76 inches, after blocking.

Gauge: 20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches. Gauge is not terribly crucial.

Materials: 880 yards laceweight yarn. (I used Knit Picks 100% merino paint-your-own, one 100-gram hank, undyed.)

Size 10 knitting needles

Cast on 189 stitches.

Rows 1-15: Knit.

Row 16: K3 tog across row. 63 stitches.

Row 17: K3 (border). K1. (yo, K3, yo, K1) across to last three stitches. K3 (border).

Row 18: Knit.

Row 19: K3 (border). K1. (K1, slip 1, K 2 tog, psso, K2) across to last three stitches. K3 (border).

Row 20: K1 (yo, K1) twice. Knit across to last three stitches. K1. (yo, K1) twice.

Row 21: As Row 17.

Row 22: As Row 18.

Row 23: As Row 19.

Row 24: K1. (K2tog) twice. Knit across to last five stitches. (K2tog) twice. K1.

Repeat Rows 17-24, 41 more times.

Next Row: In each stitch across, knit in front, back, front of each stitch. 189 stitches.

Knit 15 rows.

Bind off LOOSELY.

Block shawl to finished measurements.

This pattern is offered for personal, non-commercial use only. Items made from this pattern may not be sold without the express written consent of the author.
This pattern and the text and photos contained within, may not be copied or reproduced for any purpose other than personal use. Copyright 2008 Yvonne Senecal.

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Anonymous said...

No purling? Wahoo! A knitter after my own heart. Thanks so much, this one goes directly into the bookmarks folder!

TheMagician said...

What a beautiful all knit st shawl..I will be making one for my mom and one for my aunt.Thank you so much for sharing.

Nicole Aurora said...

I just started on this shawl! Thank you so much for posting it online- out of all the patterns I've seen, it is my favorite for style and not too complicated to be my first big lace piece. I'm really enjoying working on it so far. I will show you when it is done!

Jessica said...

I love this! But I have a question, I'm making this, and have arrived at a stumbling block... I'm ready for row 19, and where it says K3, well, is that three of the stitches that have the 3tog? doesn't that make it much narrower? sorry, I'm still learning a lot, and not used to patterns... : )

jessica said...

after a consultation with a fellow knitter i am now straightened out! thanks though!

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful pattern - how would I adjust it to end up with a 50 x 80 shawl when I'm done?

Many Thanks

Anonymous said...

I love your pattern and would like to knit one. However, I am used to patterns that use the symbol * to show when the actual lace pattern begins and another * to show when it ends. I know to add 3 sts at the beginning and end of the row for the border but I get confused after that. Could you please explain to me what I am not getting? After the 3 st. border, do I always add the k 1 before I do the ones within the ( ) symbols? I can't make Row 17 add up to 63 sts across no matter what. Thanks, Rita

Rita said...

I love your pattern and would like to knit one. However, I am used to patterns that use the * symbol at he beginning and end of the actual pattern that is to knitted across until I am to end with the 3 stitch border. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I can't make Row 17 come out to 63 stitches no matter where I begin after the left-hand 3 stitch border. And what about Row 20 and 24? Are the no 3 st. borders? I really need the * symbols to tell me where to begin the pattern and where to end it. I'm sorry I don't know how to knit the pattern without the help of the usual symbols but I would really appreciate your help in deciphering the pattern. Thanks, Rita

Yvonne said...

Rita, on row 17, it's just what's in the parentheses that is repeated across to the last three stitches. For the border stitches, their number changes in some of the rows. This is to add 2 more stitches on each edge in order to offset the lace pattern. Then, you later decrease those 2 stitches on each side in order to make the next pattern repeat go back to the original position. If you do exactly what the pattern says, it will come out right. It's basically a 4-row repeat over and over, with edge stitches added in and taken away over and over. I hope you can get it figured out :)

Yvonne said...

Oh, and the other thing I wanted to mention is that you will not have 63 stitches at the end of Row 17. The lace pattern causes the stitch count to change.

Guri said...

That one was realy nice!!! Thank you so much for sharing with little me her in Norway, too!

sheri0305 said...

Yvonne - The photos of other people's version of this shawl look like the border is gathered. But the photo of your example/sample shawl shows a flat border. How did you get it flat? This is a lovely shawl, just right for our Sunshine/Hurricane weather!

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Unknown said...

I am trying lace for the first time...and am using a light weight (1) yarn...when I try using a size 10 needle the stiches are two small, should I use a bigger needle?

Unknown said...

I love this pattern, I figured out my problems with the needle and found that a size 9 fits best for what I need...I also like the rain drop shapes that it makes...perfect for a beginner such as myself to learn lace on...thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this pattern...I have a hard time knitting purl...due to a pinched nerve and severe arthritis in my hands...but I still love to knit...I hope it is okay for me to use this pattern to make shawls for our prayer shawl group at church...we give the shawls to the disabled and seniors who need them...please let me know that this is okay...again...
Thank You Very Much, Katherine

MaryAnn said...

I've been looking all over for a pattern to use with a thrift store deal on a bunch of silk yarn I found, this is perfect!!! Thank you!

Kraft Candy said...

Just found this pattern I have lots of sock yarn to use up and wondered if it would still work using sock yarn oddments.Size 10 needles is that 6mm? Hope you see this so I can get started.

Yvonne said...

Sock yarn would be okay weight-wise, but whatever you use should be blockable. Superwash might be more difficult to block. The yarn has to be blocked so the lace pattern opens up.

Unknown said...

love this pattern. thanks so much for sharing. I'm a beginner, and don't know know where to place the first k3 in row 17. do I put them in the first stitch of the previous row? sorry to be so dense. thanks again!

Unknown said...

So each time I knit row 18 across am I supposed to kfb each stitch?

susieH said...

Can you please tell me what size needle for UK I am not sure oif I need 6mm or 3.25mm Thankyou