Claire Lace Shawl



Don’t be afraid of knitting lace. This is an excellent introduction to lace knitting. Can you believe it’s a simple four-row repeat?!

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Stitch Detail

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Size: One size fits all. Finished measurements after blocking approximately 65 inches wide and 48 inches deep, not including border.

Materials: Laceweight yarn, 880 yards

(I used Knit Picks Shimmer in colorway Stained Glass, two 440-yard hanks)

Circular needle size 5, 29-inch or even longer. (Lots of border stitches!)

Gauge: 24 stitches x 32 rows = 4 inches. Gauge is not terribly crucial.

Cast on 3 st.

Row 1: K1, yo, K to end of row.

Row 2: K1, yo, K to end of row.

Row 3: K1, yo, K to end of row.

Row 4: K1, yo, K to end of row.

Row 5: K1, yo, K to end of row.

Row 6: K1, yo, K to end of row.

Row 7: K1, yo, K to end of row .

Row 8: K1, yo, K to end of row (11 stitches)

Row 9: K3 (border). K1,*(yo, K3, yo, K1) across to last 3 st.. End K3 (border)

Row 10: K3 (border). Purl across to last 3 st. K3.

Row 11: K3 (border). K1, *(K1, sl 1, K2 tog, psso, K2) across to last 3 stitches. K3.

Row 12: K1 (yo, K1) twice. Purl across to last 3 st. K1, (yo, K1) twice.

Repeat Rows 9-12 54 times. On last repeat, work Row 12 as follows:

K1, (yo, K1) twice. K across to last 3 st. K1, (yo, K1) twice.

Bind off as follows: (K2 tog. Place resulting stitch back on left needle.) across. One stitch remains on the needle. DO NOT CUT YARN

Border: Pick up border stitches all around shawl edge as follows:

In the one remaining stitch on the needle, work k,p,k,p,k. (5 stitches on needle) With right side facing and left slanted side of shawl at top, find holes along side where row 12 increases were made. Insert right needle through first hole and pick up working yarn, pulling it through to the right side. Place this stitch on left needle. In this stitch, k,p,k,p,k. (10 stitches on needle). Repeat this step in each hole along side edge, working k,p,k,p,k in each stitch picked up. In bottom point of shawl, pick up 1 stitch in center stitch of original cast-on stitches and work k,p,k,p,k into it. Repeat the process along the right side edge, picking up one last stitch at top edge and working k,p,k,p,k into it. Now all the border stitches have been picked up.

Row 1: Purl.

Row 2: (K2, yo, K1, yo, K2) across.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: (K3, yo, K1, yo, K3) across.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: (K4, yo, K1, yo, K4) across.

Row 7: Purl.

Row 8: (K5, yo, K1, yo, K5) across.

Row 9: Knit.

Row 10: (K6, yo, K1, yo, K6) across.

Row 11: Purl.

Row 12: (K7, yo, K1, yo, K7) across.

Row 13: Knit.

Row 14: (K8, yo, K1, yo, K8) across.

Row 15: Purl.

Row 16: (K9, yo, K1, yo, K9) across.

Row 17: Knit.

Row 18: (K10, yo, K1, yo, K10) across.

Row 19: Purl.

Row 20: (K11, yo, K1, yo, K11) across.

Row 21: Knit.

Row 22: (K12, yo, K1, yo, K12) across.

Row 23: Knit.

Bind off in same manner as noted above.

Block shawl to finished measurements, stretching well to open up lace pattern and pinning out border points.

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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Mariah said...

Thanks for the pattern. I've been looking for something that is generally a safe TV watching project for two skeins of lace weight Shimmer. This is it!

Anonymous said...

Have you any photos (like the one of the stitch detail) of the border? I'm thinking of starting this, but the border bits are kind of intimidating me.

Yvonne said...

I just added another photo that shows the border more clearly :)
If you click on the photo, you can view that border even more closely. It's a pretty easy border, though--just loooooooooooooong rows!

Samina said...

Hi and thanks for the pattern and I like your blog so I am following (smile).
Question: on row 12 on the first half of this pattern, am I supposed to k1 (yo, k1) twice or only (yo, k1) twice and leave off the first k1? Sorry hope you can understand all of this and hope for a response soon. Thanks