Lynn's Shawl

Lynn's Shawl
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Step 1: Getting Started


Need an accent piece to add to your Spring wardrobe? Create a pretty knit shawl with lace trim and geometric details to keep your neck and shoulders warm on chilly Spring mornings or for a walk at sunset. Mix and match colors in many combinations or knit a solid colored shawl using our free pattern.

Skilled knitters will enjoy the easy flow of this pattern and beginner knitters will appreciate leveling up their skills with a bit more of a challenge. You'll love the results and enjoy the warmth of this lovely shawl.

Skill Level: Intermediate


150 yards each of lace weight yarn in three different colors. (The sample was knit using handspun Shetland in cream, grey and black or 450 yards of a solid color.

24 inch size 7 needle

Stitch markers

Yarn needle

Finished size:

Gauge: Gauge is not super important for this project. You do want a light and airy fabric so if needed adjust your needle size to get a fabric you like.

Stitches used:

K= knit

P= purl

Sts= stitches

K2tog= knit two stitch together

Pm= place marker

Sm = slip marker

YO= yarn over

Inc= knit into the front and the back of the stitch, increase made

Sl = slip stitch

Psso= pass slipped stitch over

Step 2: Pattern Instructions


Pattern Instructions:


Border set up: Cast on 4 stitches with cream color.

Row 1-6: knit

Row 7: Turn piece and pick up and knit 3 sts into the garter stitch bumps along the side, pick up and knit 4 sts on cast on. (11)

Row 8: K 4, Pm, P 3, Pm, K4.

Body of shawl:

Row 1: K4, Sm, YO, K1,YO, K1, Yo, k1, Yo, Sm, K 4.

Row 2: K 4, Sm, P across to next marker, Sm, K 4.

Row 3: K 4, Sm, Yo, inc in next 6 sts, K1, YO, Sm, K 4.

Row 4 and all even rows: K 4, Sm, P to last marker, Sm K4,slipping all markers as you come to them.

Row 5: K 4, S, Yo,  K 4,inc, pm, inc, K 3 inc, pm, inc, K4, YO, Sm, K 4.

Row 7: K 4, Sm, Yo,( knit across to 1 st before next marker, inc, Sm, inc) repeat one more time; K to next marker, YO, Sm, K 4.

Repeat rows 7 and 8 until you have 113sts on the needle ending with row 4.

Change to color grey and repeat row 7 and 4 once.

Change back to cream and repeat rows 7 and 8, three times.

Change to light grey and repeat rows 7 and 8 ten times.

Change to black, and repeat rows 7 and 8.

Change back to light grey and repeat 7 and 8 three times.

Change back to black and repeat rows 7 and 8       times.

You now have a total of 251 sts on the needle.


Lynn's Knit Shawl

Step 3: Finishing Up


Lace border:

Row 1: K 2, K2tog, (K3, Yo, K1, Yo, K3, sl 1, k2tog, psso) repeat across to last, 6 sts, K3, Yo, K to end.

Row 2: K 2, P across to last 2 Sts, K 2.

Repeat rows 1 and 2, 5 more times.

Cast off loosely.

Bock lightly and enjoy!


Lynn's Knit Shawl


About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.